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Governor Kelly Appoints Calvin Reed as Secretary of Transportation


TOPEKA, Kan. – Governor Laura Kelly Wednesday announced that she has appointed Calvin Reed as Secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). Reed has served as acting secretary since the departure of former Secretary of Transportation Julie Lorenz in December 2022.

“Calvin Reed has long worked to ensure Kansas families and travelers can travel throughout the state safely and efficiently, making him an obvious choice to lead the agency,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “I welcome his continued service to Kansas and to my administration.”

Reed has spent over 15 years of his career with KDOT. He began his most recent tenure with the agency in 2019 as bureau chief of the Structures and Geotechnical Services Division before moving into the role of director of the Engineering and Design Division.

He is a graduate of Kansas State University with both a Bachelor and Master of Science in Civil Engineering.

“I am honored to be appointed by Governor Kelly to serve as the next Secretary of Transportation,” Acting Secretary Calvin Reed said. “KDOT has a proud tradition of providing safe and efficient solutions for Kansas citizens and communities. I am excited to lead an agency that continues to deliver on these generational investments for Kansans.”

Greg Schieber, the State Transportation Engineer, will serve as acting secretary starting June 25 until Reed is approved by the Kansas Senate Confirmation Oversight Committee. Once approved by the committee, Calvin Reed will begin duties as Secretary of Transportation and will be up for confirmation from the Kansas Senate during the 2024 legislative session.