This Two Minute State DOT Update Video introduces viewers to Gregory C. Johnson P.E., a 32-year transportation veteran, who this month was appointed administrator of the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration by Governor Larry Hogan. Johnson comes to SHA from the Michigan Department of Transportation where he served in multiple roles including chief operations officer---second in command--under Michigan DOT Director and former AASHTO President Kirk Steudle. At Michigan DOT Johnson utilized his expertise in engineering and administration to initiate innovations in project development and delivery, including: alternate project delivery, accelerated bridge construction, wider use of carbon fiber to lengthen the life of bridges, and e-construction. In addition to his leadership in using innovation to deliver complex projects efficiently with cost savings, Johnson has focused on safety, excellent customer service, enhanced partnering and active traffic management. As part of his focus on partnering, Johnson has been a staunch advocate for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) throughout his career, speaking about DBEs at local and national forums. He also established a youth mentoring development program to employ urban youth and expose them to transportation-related careers. Johnson serves on many national boards and committees, including: Conference of Minority Transportation Officials National Executive Board, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Standing Committees on Highways and Research, American Society of Civil Engineers, Ferris State University Construction Industry Advisory Board, and National Operations Center of Excellence Executive Board. Johnson has a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Public Administration from Western Michigan University. Johnson plans to live in Baltimore City, where SHA is headquartered.