MDOT Appoints Demetrius Parker as Next Region Engineer for MDOT’s University Region

MDOT’s COO, Tony Kratofil recently announced the appointment of Mr. Demetrius (Dee) Parker as the next Region Engineer for MDOT’s University Region.  Mr. Parker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan.  He has more than sixteen years of managerial experience in a variety of roles, including the past two years as Southwest Region Engineer and previous appointments as the administrator of the Contract Services Division and manager of the Jackson Transportation Service Center.  Dee brings to the position a track record of success in establishing and maintaining effective relationships through his people-first approach to leadership, both internally as exhibited by his Southwest Region employee engagement and communication efforts, and externally with key stakeholders such as MITA, ACEC, FHWA, and local elected officials.  He has a history of addressing issues head on, influencing positive change and ensuring high quality results, including his ongoing leadership of an Employee Engagement Action Plan team and numerous accomplishments to improve consultant contracting processes and revisions to State Administrative Board agenda requirements.  He consistently demonstrates professional excellence as exemplified by bringing elements of the State of Michigan Fit Leaders Program to the Southwest Region’s management team.  Mr. Parker is well known as a person who acts with character and integrity, being firm, fair and consistent in all his dealings.  I am confident he will continue to lead with distinction as he moves over to the University Region.

Mr. Parker’s appointment is effective November 18, 2018.  Please join us in congratulating Dee and welcoming him into this new role at MDOT.