TOPEKA — The great-grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower will serve as Kansas’ next aviation director.
The Kansas Department of Transportation says Merrill Eisenhower Atwater of Basehor will become part of the agency’s staff in his new job. The Lawrence Journal-World reports he will work with the Federal Aviation Administration and other aviation groups, as well as overseeing the transportation department’s aviation programs.
Atwater’s last job was national sales director for Housby, a Des Moines, Iowa, company that handles Mack and Isuzu truck retail sales, truck maintenance, auctions and more.
Atwater replaces Tiffany Brown, who went to work for the FAA in Denver.
President Eisenhower spent his boyhood in Abilene, where his presidential library is located.