Cassandra Isackson Named New Director of Minnesota Aeronautics

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Tim Henkel, Assistant Commissioner of Modal Planning and Program Management for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), announced recently that Cassandra Isackson, a 15-year veteran with MnDOT, has been chosen as the new Director of Aeronautics. She began her new position officially April 24, 2013. Jay Hietpas, the Interim Director, will remain at Aeronautics for a short period of time to assist Isackson in the transition.

Cassandra Isackson began her career working for the Alabama Department of Transportation in Materials and Tests. She received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama. Isackson is a registered professional engineer in the state of Minnesota.

Isackson’s most recent position has been as the Director of the Office of Transportation Data and Analysis (TDA). She has served in various roles throughout MnDOT including the Office of Traffic, Safety and Technology, the MnDOT Metropolitan District Traffic Office, the Office of Project Management and Technical Support, and Materials and Road Research.

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