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VDOT names new officials

The Virginia Department of Transportation is getting a new chief financial officer.

The department said Friday it has selected John W. Lawson for the post.

The 21-year veteran of the department will oversee VDOT's $3.3 billion annual budget. Lawson also will oversee the department's spending of state and federal resources.

Lawson has served in several financial positions since joining the department in 1987. He has served as director of financial planning since 2001.

VDOT also named Garrett W. Moore, Staunton District administrator, the new district administrator for Northern Virginia.

Moore, a California native, is a a retired Marine lieutenant colonel and 11-year VDOT veteran. According to VDOT, he holds a bachelors degree in civil engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a master's in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. He retired from the Marines in 1999.

-- Staff and wire reports

By Michael Bolden  | October 15, 2010; 5:02 PM ET
Categories:  Transportation Politics, Virginia  
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