Carson City, NV - January 31, 2019
Today, Governor Steve Sisolak announced that the Board of Directors of the Nevada Department of Transportation approved the governor’s recommendation of Kristina Swallow to be the department director.
“I am pleased that the board approved Kristina Swallow to serve as director of the Nevada Department of Transportation,” said Governor Sisolak. “Kristina’s distinguished career as a civil engineer and public servant make her the ideal choice to guide Nevada’s transportation infrastructure into the future.”
Kristina Swallow has nearly 25 years of experience working in the civil engineering industry and government to address challenges faced by clients and agencies and advancing their priorities. She is the past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Most recently, Kristina worked for the City of Las Vegas as a program manager in the Department of Public Works, City Engineer Division. As a practicing civil engineer, Kristina has worked in a number of technical areas including flood control, traffic impact analysis and mitigation, land development, public works and transportation policy. Her roles have included being a small business owner, working as a consultant, serving as a program manager in city government, working as a lobbyist in the Nevada State Legislature, and working as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate where she was able to negotiate language in the final passage of MAP-21 (PL 112-141). Kristina has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona, a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and has completed additional studies within the UNLV College of Urban Affairs.