DOT Director to Step Down Next Month

December 19, 2019

Mark Lowe, director of the Department of Transportation, has submitted his resignation at the request of Gov. Reynolds, which is effective Jan.10, 2020. The announcement was made last week. Before leading one of the state’s largest agencies, Lowe was the department’s general counsel and then appointed interim director by former Gov. Branstad in November 2016. Gov. Reynolds named Lowe the permanent director in May 2017. A DOT spokesperson has said a transition plan to appoint a new director has not been announced yet. Read more from the Quad-City Times.