Director Kristina Swallow was appointed by Governor Steve Sisolak in January of 2019. As Director of the Nevada Department of Transportation, she is responsible for overseeing the state highway system and proudly leads a dedicated and talented team of approximately 1,800 people.
Director Swallow joins NDOT with more than 25 years of diverse experience in engineering, public policy, and community advocacy. As a practicing civil engineer, Kristina has worked in several technical areas including flood control, traffic impact analysis and mitigation, land development, public works, and transportation policy. Bridging industry gaps, she has been a small business owner, a consultant, and also served as a program manager in city government. Additionally, she worked in the U.S. Senate on transportation policy including the passage of MAP-21 and as a lobbyist for local government during the 2013 Nevada State Legislative session. A thought-leader, Kristina artfully blends her breadth of experience and ability to communicate the concerns-at-hand to achieve the goals of the greater good. She strongly believes the key to successful transportation systems lies in the strength of the plan. Since arriving at the Nevada Department of Transportation, she has emphasized the role that planning has in their future program.
Kristina received her Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Arizona and a Master of Science in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a licensed civil engineer in Nevada.
Kristina is married to her husband David, also a civil engineer. They enjoy learning new things, traveling- especially in Nevada, and spending time with their cats and dog.
Please join us in welcoming Director Swallow to this new post for the Committee!