KDOT Names Aviation Director

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A veteran employee with the Kansas Department of Transportation has been named director of the agency’s aviation division.

KDOT announced Thursday that Jesse R. Romo had been promoted from his position as acting director of the division, a post he has held since April. He has also been the deputy director of the aviation division.

Romo is a pilot and graduate of the University of California-Los Angeles and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is also a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives and adjunct professor at Baker University.

He joined the KDOT staff in 2006 serving as assistant office chief in the office of management and budget. Before that, he worked for the Burbank, Calif., airport.