New PennDOT district executive announced

Brian McNulty

PennDOT has named a new district executive for the region that covers Warren County.

Brian McNulty has been named to the post, according to a statement from PennDOT.

The district executive oversees “all functions” in PennDOT’s District 1, which includes Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango and Warren Counties as well as over 800 employees and nearly 4,000 miles of highway.

“Over the years, Brian has proven himself as a leader within PennDOT at the district and statewide levels,” PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian said in making the announcement.

“In his work as a planner for the department, he built a reputation as an excellent communicator with strong customer service skills. PennDOT will benefit from those attributes, as well as his focus on continuous improvement and increased efficiencies throughout the agency.”

He takes over for Jim Foringer who retired in June.

McNulty’s professional career began in the private sector and he joined PennDOT in 2009 as a civil engineer trainee in District 10, which includes Butler and Indiana counties.

He came to this region in 2011 first as a project manager in PennDOT’s design arm before promotions which culminated in his 2017 appointment as assistant district executive of design.

“District 1 has built a legacy of offering a high level of service to the communities in the northwest region by continuously striving to improve safety, traffic efficiency and cost effectiveness,” McNulty said. “It is an honor to lead the northwest region and build on this reputation as we expand our innovative processes, building stronger business and stakeholder partnerships, and meet the financial and transportation challenges that lay ahead.”


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