REVISION 2 (1/31/2019):
The ACI Greater Michigan Chapter, together with our meeting sponsor, Superior Materials, invite you to join us Tuesday, February 12, 2019, for a department wide update from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). There will be an update on upcoming projects and the new people in key roles within MDOT under the new administration of Governor Whitmer.
Speaker: Tony Kratofil, The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has named longtime leader Tony Kratofil chief operations officer (COO) and chief engineer. He is succeeding Mark Van Port Fleet, who is now MDOT's senior chief deputy director. Kratofil has been with MDOT for 26 years, the last nine as head of MDOT's Metro Region in southeast Michigan, covering Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.
Kratofil brings considerable managerial and technical experience to the position. In his most recent assignment as the Metro Region engineer, he negotiated a host of complex and sensitive measures with the City of Detroit and other partners related to the Gordie Howe International Bridge. His knowledge and strong relationships helped navigate road jurisdiction transfers, community access issues, property transfers, and job training.
Recently, Kratofil has spearheaded the innovative approach to the I-75 modernization project in Oakland County. Through his leadership, the proposed 20-year timeline will be advanced to four years and include a Michigan first with a design-build-finance-maintain contracting delivery method.
Kratofil has been a key figure behind many innovative efforts to increase diversity and inclusion within MDOT, including the development of MDOT's Small Business Program, advancement of the proposed On-the-Job Training Voluntary Inventive Program, creation of the I-94 Modernization Project's Small Business Program initiative, and bringing the USDOT Bonding Education Program to Michigan.
Kratofil has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in administration from Central Michigan University. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Michigan.
5:30 p.m. – Social Hour/Cocktails
6:30 p.m. – Dinner
7:30 p.m. – Speaker with panel
Mr. Tony Kratofil
Chief Operations Officer (COO) and chief engineer.
Michigan Department of Transportation
- One hour of continuing education credit is available for attending this meeting. Certificates will be available at the end of the meeting. This one hour program satisfies most professional continuing education requirements. Check with your state for your own particular education requirements and credit given for attending this meeting.
- Registrations received after Thursday February 7, will incur a $10.00 late registration fee.
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- Cancellations received on or after Tuesday February 12, 2019 or no-shows at the meeting, will not receive a credit or a refund.
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