Skelley Named Director of Policy at KDOT

March 4, 2015

Joel Skelley has joined the Kansas Department of Transportation’s executive staff in the new position of director of policy.

In his new job, Skelley will oversee the agency’s public affairs and legislative offices. Skelley is a 10-year veteran of KDOT and most recently has served as state multimodal planner in the division of planning and development.

Skelley will be closely involved in helping shape KDOT’s legislative initiatives, monitoring legislative action and providing testimony. He also will be responsible for developing KDOT’s next long range transportation plan and will be involved in shaping the state’s next transportation program.

“I’m honored to be entrusted with this important position and I’m looking forward to working with KDOT staff and our partners across the state in this new capacity,” he said. “It’s a terrifically exciting opportunity to build upon KDOT’s strong reputation.”

Skelley, a native of Lost Nation, Iowa, received a forestry degree from Iowa State University in 1996. He received a master’s degree in planning in 2003 from the University of Kansas. He and his wife, Dana, have a son and daughter and live in Tonganoxie.