VDOT Names New Administrator for Staunton District

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has selected Randy S. Kiser, P.E., a 24-year veteran of the department, as its new district administrator for the 11-county Staunton District.

“In Randy, VDOT has a dedicated, career employee who understands the challenges and opportunities facing the Shenandoah Valley, with its rural highlands and the thriving artery of Interstate 81,” said VDOT’s Deputy Commissioner Charlie Kilpatrick. “Randy has a comprehensive understanding of our business, combining field maintenance knowledge from his many years working in VDOT residencies with his proven ability to deliver complex construction and engineering work at the district level.”

Kiser has served as Assistant District Administrator for Construction and Preliminary Engineering in VDOT’s Staunton District Office since 2003. In this role he was responsible for providing direction and oversight in roadway planning, design, environmental, right of way acquisition, materials design and testing, and contract management.

He previously served for 11 years as Luray Resident Engineer, responsible for all VDOT field activities in Clarke, Page and Warren counties, and for three years as Dillwyn Assistant Resident Engineer in VDOT’s Lynchburg District. Kiser began his career with VDOT as an engineer trainee in the Staunton District’s Lexington Residency.

An Augusta County native, Kiser has worked for VDOT for almost 24 years. He is a 1985 Virginia Tech graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He is licensed as a professional engineer.

“I am excited about developing a strong relationship with VDOT’s district and field staff and with the contracting and consultant industries that will allow VDOT to build projects that benefit residents of the Staunton District,” Kiser said.