Interim transportation director named

December 1, 2016

Gov. Terry Branstad named Mark Lowe the interim director of the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), after the resignation of Paul Trombino. Lowe began his new role on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Lowe has been director of the Iowa DOT’s Motor Vehicle Division since April 1, 2009.  Before that, Lowe served as general counsel to the Iowa DOT.

Branstad has not set a timeline for naming a new Director of the Iowa DOT.  The position has been posted and is now accepting applications.

Before entering state government, Lowe was an associate and then shareholder with Hopkins & Huebner, P.C. in Des Moines. He has also served as associate general counsel for Norwest Financial in Des Moines and as a planner at the Region XII Council of Governments in Carroll.