Scott Marler has been appointed as Director at the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT). His appointment was effective Monday, February 17.

“Scott will do an outstanding job leading the Iowa Department of Transportation because of his depth of experience and effective management style,” says Iowa Governor Kay Reynolds. “Iowa DOT plays an instrumental role in the safe transportation of goods, services, and people across our state and we know he will do an incredible job.”

“I’m tremendously humbled and honored to be chosen by Governor Reynolds to join her team as Director of the Iowa Department of Transportation,” Marler says. “I look forward to serving the citizens of our great state with the incredibly talented team at the Iowa DOT and to work with our partners and stakeholders to meet our common goal of making Iowa the safest and most efficient transportation system in the country.”

Interim Director Stuart Anderson will return to his role as Director of the Planning, Programming & Modal Division. 

Marler previously served as Director of the Operations Division at the Iowa Department of Transportation. He is active with AASHTO and TRB. He also has served on a national technical committee for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, an expert panel for TRB, and a course development committee for the National Highway Institute. He has been with the Iowa DOT for 22 years, with experience in traffic operations, highway project development, regulatory compliance, and the natural environment. 

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Photo credit:  Iowa DOT on Twitter.