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Gregory C. Johnson, P.E.
Gregory C. Johnson is the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT's) Chief Operations Officer, overseeing its seven regions, Bureau of Development, Bureau of Field Services, Office of Operations Administrative Services, and the Office of Business Development. Johnson was appointed Chief Operations Officer on Feb. 22, 2009.
Johnson began his career with MDOT in 1989 as a staff engineer in the Southwest Region. After serving as a resident engineer for six years, Johnson was named manager of the Kalamazoo Transportation Service Center. He was promoted to Deputy Metro Region Engineer in 2002 and later to Metro Region Engineer in 2003.
Johnson's leadership and ability to manage complex projects effectively and efficiently was proven many times. Under his direction, the Metro Region successfully completed many massive projects, including a major overhaul of the John C. Lodge Freeway (M-10) and 50 bridges, the I-75 Gateway Project, and the award-winning I-94 Tied Arch Bridge.
Johnson is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering, and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Michigan. He also holds a master's degree in public administration from Western Michigan University.