Gov. Dave Heineman announced Monday that he appointed Randy Peters of Lincoln to be the Director and State Engineer of the Nebraska Department of Roads.
Peters, 57, a registered professional engineer, has served as the Deputy Director of Engineering since 2009. He will officially take over on Aug. 4.
“Randy has served as an excellent Deputy Director," Heineman said in the announcement. "He understands the various aspects of the department. He works closely with federal officials and other partners across the state. Randy has the knowledge, professionalism and experience to be a strong director.”
Peters began working for the Nebraska Department of Roads in 1977 as a Photolog Technician in the Transportation Planning Division. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 1987 from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
He worked 10 years in Planning, 10 years in Roadway Design, 10 years as the State Traffic Engineer and two years as the Planning and Project Development Engineer before being named Deputy Director–Engineering in 2009.
His salary will be $140,000.
Peters was born and raised in Bloomfield. He is married and has two children. He will succeed retiring state director Monty Fredrickson, 65.