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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Lexington-area Civil Engineer Named State Highway Commissioner
Posted: 26-Feb-2004 11:50PM CST

The vice-president of the Lexington branch of the multi-state engineering firm Wilber Smith Associates has been named State Highway Commissioner. Marc D. Williams will head the transportation cabinet’s Division of Highways. Williams is a native of Texas and holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Texas A&M University. He has been responsible for a number projects across Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.

Records show that Wilber Smith Associates was awarded nearly $1 million in state contracts last year. Williams donated $1,250 to the Fletcher gubernatorial campaign.

Under the Patton administration, the State Highway Commissioner Post was held by the then-Transportation Cabinet Secretary James C. Codell III.

More information: Lexington Herald-Leader: Lexington civil engineer named highways chief (Feb. 26, 2004) [Outside Link], Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Civil engineer named highway commissioner (Feb. 26, 2004) [Outside Link], Courier-Journal: Lexington engineer named chief of highways (Feb. 26, 2004) [Outside Link]

Update (Mar. 10, 2004): Official press release: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints Marc Williams Commissioner Of Highways (Feb. 25, 2004) [Outside Link]

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