Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017
AMES, IOWA – After serving as the director of the Iowa Department of Transportation Office of Aviation and the Office of Public Transit since May 2000, Michelle McEnany has resigned to pursue new opportunities.
McEnany was responsible for the development and maintenance of safe, comprehensive, and competitive aviation and transit systems in Iowa. Her management in transportation emphasized advocacy, promotion, and partnership building, with a focus on economic development and quality-of-life issues.
“Michelle brought a fresh perspective and contributed to the success of aviation in Iowa,” says Stuart Anderson, Director of the Iowa DOT Planning, Programming, and Modal Division. “She was effective in her work with stakeholders at all levels, and in implementing reorganizational changes for the Office of Aviation. We thank her for her unconditional commitment and dedication throughout the years.”
Prior to joining the Iowa DOT, McEnany was the director of state and local relations for the Greater Des Moines Partnership, where she was responsible for advancing transportation public policy issues that enhanced business and economic development opportunities. She is a graduate of Boston College with degrees in economics and political science.
IDOT says that McEnany’s position will be filled and should be posted soon (IDOT).