People of MDOT
AARON KING- PEOPLE OF MDOT
Check out the next episode of the "People of MDOT" series featuring Senior Electrical Designer of the Architectural Division, Aaron King. Aaron creates "functional art".
BRAD CARTER- "PEOPLE OF MDOT"
If you're out and about one night hittin' the club scene, you could find Brad Carter up on the band stage playing the drums.
DARRYL RICHARD ANDERSON - PEOPLE OF MDOT
Darryl Richard Anderson, Engineer Tech 3, Planning Division. Shows off his water coloring talents.
DAVE THOMPSON - I AM MDOT
Dave Thompson, Landscape Architect, Maintenance Division - Woodworker - Stories about people of MDOT who have interesting hobbies or talents they perform outside of work.
DON BARRETT- PEOPLE OF MDOT
Please take a look at the next episode of the "People of MDOT" series featuring Don Barrett from District 5. When he's not with his team inspecting bridges in the area, he uses his green thumb to grow hybrid daylilies. Don's passion for "the perfect per
EDDIE CRAWFORD - I AM MDOT
Eddie Crawford is an Engineer Technician at the Carthage Project Office. In his free time he is a licensed auctioneer.
JERRY BANKS- PEOPLE OF MDOT
Jerry Banks is a Final Planning Contract Manager in the Bridge Division.
LINDA DRIVER PEOPLE OF MDOT
MDOT District 7, Human Resources Personnel Assistant, Linda Driver shows off her cake decorating skills.
MARK HOLLEY - PEOPLE OF MDOT
Mark Holley is District One Maintenance Engineer for MDOT, but shares another passion for his family's agri-tourism farm in Fulton.
MARTA CHARRIA - I AM MDOT
Marta Charria- Pavement Management Engineer - Research Division - Oil Painter - Stories about people of MDOT who have interesting hobbies or talents they perform outside of work.
MINNIE ANDERSON - I AM MDOT
Minnie Anderson, Administrative Asst. in the Maintenance Division - Singer - Stories about people of MDOT who have interesting hobbies or talents they perform outside of work.
MITCH CAVER- PEOPLE OF MDOT
Please take a look at the next episode of the "People of MDOT" series featuring MDOT District One's Branch Director 2 Mitch Caver. Mitch's responsibilities with MDOT have him keeping up with all of the right-of-way in District One, but his free time is s
PEOPLE OF MDOT - AIRPORT INSPECTOR
David Lowery, Airport Facilities Inspector in the Aeronautics Division in this episode of People of MDOT.
PEOPLE OF MDOT - DISTRICT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER
The District Maintenance Engineer plays a vital role in each of MDOT’s six districts. The District Maintenance Engineer is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations of the district maintenance crews, including in house paving schedules, potho
PEOPLE OF MDOT - DISTRICT SAFETY OFFICER
Hunt Hutson, District 6 Safety Officer in Hattiesburg, shares his work to keep MDOT employees safe while on the job. Hutson’s role includes training employees on first aid, CPR and AED. He also makes sure workers have and use the proper equipment to safel
PEOPLE OF MDOT – HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
On this episode, Melvin Taylor, a heavy equipment operator in District 3, details how he and his crew operate heavy equipment safely. Having crews that are skilled and competent in their job duties ensures the safety of the traveling public.
PEOPLE OF MDOT – HIGHWAY ENFORCEMENT
This installment of People of MDOT features Officer Prynce Ortiz and provides an inside look at how MDOT enforces weight laws that further keep Mississippi roadways safe.
PEOPLE OF MDOT – HYDRAULICS ENGINEER
Blake Palmer is a licensed Professional Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager for MDOT’s Hydraulics Division.
PEOPLE OF MDOT - KEVIN CHAMPNEY - LOAD RATING ENGINEER
Kevin Champney, MDOT load rating engineer, explains how MDOT uses computer models to ensure bridges are as safe as possible. Using data collected through inspections and digital analysis Kevin can predict how bridges will respond to changing conditions a
PEOPLE OF MDOT - KIRK SUDDUTH
Kirk Sudduth serves as the maintenance supervisor in Columbus, MS.
PEOPLE OF MDOT - MARTHA BREWER
Check out the next episode of the "People of MDOT" series featuring Engineer in Training (EIT) Martha Brewer with MDOT's Foxworth Project Office. When Martha isn't working with construction crews, you can usually find her shooting sporting clays on the ra
PEOPLE OF MDOT - OPERATIONS MANAGER
Operations Managers play a vital and varied role within the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). From daily maintenance operations to response and recovery after a natural disaster, MDOT Operations Managers ensure that crews are prepared to ke
PEOPLE OF MDOT - PRINT SHOP PRODUCTION MANAGER AND SPECIAL PROJECTS OFFICER
Print Shop Production Manager Cindy Hall has ink in her blood and is currently MDOT’s Print Shop Production Manager. Hall oversees most internal print jobs throughout MDOT. Special Projects Officer Nathan Bruce oversees the printing of highway and bridge
PEOPLE OF MDOT – RESIDENT ENGINEER
On this episode, we follow Mitchell Young, the resident engineer of the Whitfield Project Office in District 5. Resident Engineers are in charge of running the Project Offices and managing teams that test and inspect important contract jobs. This ensures
PEOPLE OF MDOT - ROADSIDE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Roadside Development Managers ensure roadside vegetation is maintained to provide clear sight lines for the traveling public while also managing wildflower habitat for pollinators. In this episode, William Wigley from the Batesville district office talks
PEOPLE OF MDOT – STATE BRIDGE INSPECTION PROGRAM
On this episode of "People of MDOT", Richard Withers, MDOT’s Bridge Inspection Program Manager, details how underwater bridge inspections are performed on several of the 5,829 bridges MDOT maintains, encompassing the importance of safety inspections on br
PEOPLE OF MDOT - STEVE GRANTHAM - ASST. DISTRICT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER
Assistant District Maintenance Engineer Steve Grantham explains the logistics and challenges of mowing Mississippi highways in the Jackson-metro area. MDOT’s mowing program ensures that vegetation is at a level that allows travelers to have a clear line o
PEOPLE OF MDOT - TMC OPERATOR
In this episode of "People of MDOT," Mike Hinricks demonstrates how the Traffic Managment Center monitors highways throughout the state to provide real-time traffic updates. The traveling public can access the information at MDOTtraffic.com, on the MDOTt
PEOPLE OF MDOT ARCHAEOLOGIST - JIM TURNER
MDOT Archaeologist Jim Turner performs cultural resource surveys for MDOT’s Environmental Division. As an Archaeologist, Turner works to ensure MDOT’s footprint does not impact any archaeological or cultural resources, including remains and historical str
PEOPLE OF MDOT- BRIDGE INSPECTOR
Scott Kuntz has been working as a Bridge Inspector for almost seven years. He and his team are responsible for inspecting over 664 bridges in MDOT's District 7.
PEOPLE OF MDOT- DANIEL WILSON-TRAFFIC CONTROL OPERATOR
This season on People of MDOT will guide viewers through the various jobs that employees perform each day. Daniel Wilson is a Traffic Management Operator and works on a team responsible for pushing traffic alerts to the traveling public in Mississippi. St
PEOPLE OF MDOT- EDWARD RAYMOND- TRAFFIC SIGNAL ENGINEER
Edward Raymond is a Traffic Signal Engineer and works with crews throughout the state to monitor maintenance and installations of traffic signals on state-maintained highways while sustaining a safe and efficient traffic flow.
PEOPLE OF MDOT- GARY TURNER- POTHOLE MAINTENANCE
Potholes are a common problem on Mississippi’s highways. MDOT’s floating pothole maintenance crews are responsible for repairing the hazards in an effort to keep the traveling public safe.
PEOPLE OF MDOT- JOHN UNDERWOOD- ARCHAEOLOGIST
John Underwood is MDOT’s Chief Archaeologist, and during the environmental phase of projects, he works to ensure MDOT’s footprint does not impact any archaeological or cultural resources.
PEOPLE OF MDOT- SAMMY HOLCOMB
Sammy Holcomb serves as statewide planning manager in Jackson. He and his wife, Misty, spend their time and resources to serve orphans in Honduras. See more about Sammy's incredible journey in this edition of People of MDOT!
PEOPLE OF MDOT WILLIAM EVERETT
William Everett is a Maintenance Technician III in District 5. While he and his coworkers maintain many aspects of the landscape along Mississippi highways year-round, he talks to us about what mowing season means to MDOT.
PEOPLE OF MDOT-CURTIS PATRICK
Check out the next episode of the "People of MDOT" series featuring Curtis Patrick, District 3 Civil Engineering Tech 6. When Curtis isn't out surveying or inspecting road and bridge projects, he enjoys playing guitar in a traditional country gospel band
PEOPLE OF MDOT-DANNY WADE
District 7's Maintenance Supervisor, Danny Wade from the Collins Office, shows off a few of his unusual pets.
PEOPLE OF MDOT-INSPECTION STATION ENFORCEMENT
MDOT Enforcement Officer Victor McCarty oversees the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles at MDOT inspection stations and on state and federal highways daily. Along with preserving Mississippi’s transportation infrastructure, these laws and regulat
PEOPLE OF MDOT-JASON RIDEOUT-SIGN INSTALLER
Jason Rideout is a Sign Installer and works with crews across the state to install signs on highways in Mississippi, helping the traveling public navigate the the state. Stay tuned for the next episode of People of MDOT!
PEOPLE OF MDOT-JORDAN WHITTINGTON
Please take a look at the next episode of "People of MDOT", featuring Project Engineer Jordan Whittington, from District 7. In Jordan's spare time, he enjoys working as an official football referee for the Gulf South Football Conference.
PEOPLE OF MDOT-SGT. JOSEPH AYERS
Check out the next episode of the "People of MDOT" series featuring District one's Sergeant Joseph Ayers with the MDOT Law Enforcement Division. When Sergeant Ayers is not inspecting commercial trucks for various regulatory law violations for MDOT, he enj
PEOPLE OF MDOT-SIGN SHOP
This season, “People of MDOT” will guide viewers through the various jobs that MDOT employees perform each day. On this episode, Danny Daniels provides a behind the scenes look at how highway signs are made to safely navigate the traveling public in Missi
PEOPLE OF MDOT-SURVEYORS
On this episode, State Surveyor Chad Ainsworth details the misconceptions of surveying, property mapping and the work that goes into surveying a project including topographic, hydraulic and boundary surveys that help build Mississippi roadways and keep th
RICKY WYNN - I AM MDOT
Ricky J. G. Wynn, Safety Data Analysis Manager, Traffic Engineering Division - Metalsmith - Stories about people of MDOT who have interesting hobbies or talents they perform outside of work.