From a press release by Gov. Sam Brownback's office:


Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced that Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Secretary Deb Miller will be stepping down to take a position with Cambridge Systematics, a national transportation planning and policy firm. Secretary Miller has served under three Governors in her tenure at KDOT.

From a press release by Gov. Sam Brownback's office:


Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced that Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Secretary Deb Miller will be stepping down to take a position with Cambridge Systematics, a national transportation planning and policy firm. Secretary Miller has served under three Governors in her tenure at KDOT.


“On behalf of all Kansans, Lt. Governor Colyer and I want to express our deepest thanks and appreciation to Secretary Miller for her years of dedicated service to Kansas.  She has faithfully served under three administrations and has earned a distinguished record in that time. Her dedication to serving Kansans and leadership are evident in our outstanding infrastructure and I’m thankful for her service in my cabinet,” Governor Brownback said. “We wish Deb continued success in all her future endeavors.”


Originally appointed by former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius in 2003, Sec. Miller was the first woman to lead KDOT.  During her 26 years in the field of transportation, Miller was closely involved in the state’s comprehensive transportation programs of 1989, 1999 and 2010. 


“While there is never a perfect time to make this kind of transition, this feels like the right time,” Sec. Miller said of her departure.  “One of the reasons I stayed on after the election was to get TWORKS launched.  I feel good about getting that done and appreciate very much Governor Brownback giving me the opportunity. Working at KDOT, on behalf of the citizens of Kansas has been more than a job to me, it has been a labor of love.”


Miller also has worked to shape national transportation policy as a member and chairwoman of national boards and committees.  Prior to her service as KDOT Secretary, Miller worked for HNTB and provided assistance to state Departments of Transportation and municipalities.  She also served as KDOT Director of Planning and Development and as a special assistant to the KDOT Secretary.


Sec. Miller’s last day with KDOT will be on December 16, 2011.