Aug. 20, 2015
Gregg Brunner, PE, (BS CIV EGR ’96) received the 2015 Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Director's Award - the department's highest honor for outstanding service. MDOT established the annual award more than 20 years ago to recognize employees who exhibit leadership and exemplary public service. The award was announced on Aug. 20.
"With his persistence in the face of challenge and his commitment to integrity and the success of the department, Gregg Brunner serves as a beacon of leadership here at MDOT," said State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle. "While MDOT has a workforce we all can be proud of, Director's Award recipients like Gregg stand out because they are nominated by their peers for this special recognition."
Brunner was honored in the officials and administrators category. He is the MDOT Bay Region associate region engineer for operations.
In making the award, MDOT noted:
• In order to provide valuable input in the development of the Enterprise Asset Management System (EAMS) project and the Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) winter operations system, Brunner personally gathered feedback from a wide range of stakeholders to ensure the quality and success of each initiative.
• After electively becoming a certified "Train the Trainer" for MiTIME and personally assuming AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) safety initiatives, he has partnered with more than 100 agencies and trained approximately 450 responders.
• He has also had significant involvement with the Towards Zero Deaths (TZD) initiative by personally creating informative presentations and materials.
A licensed professional engineer, he received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University in 1996. He lives in Chesaning.