Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Monday that Colorado Department of Transportation’s second-in-command, Michael Lewis, will lead the agency following the departure of current Executive Director Shailen Bhatt.
Lewis has also served as director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, according to a press release from the governor’s office.
“Mike has a reputation as a problem solver and brings an incredible transportation background to CDOT at a time when our state is faced with significant transportation challenges,” Hickenlooper said in a statement.
“I’m honored to have the chance to work for Gov. Hickenlooper in this capacity and be part of this Cabinet,” Lewis said in a statement.
Lewis will take over the agency in December.