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VDOT launches search for CFO; creates new high-level job

Anita Kumar

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

Reta Busher, who began serving as CFO in 2007 under former Gov. Tim Kaine (D), has been asked to take on a new role.

Greg Whirley, the new VDOT commissioner, has asked Busher to serve as chief of programming and planning, which will focus on "transportation planning and investment management."

"In this capacity as Chief of Programming and Planning, Reta will draw upon her extensive experience in balancing available state and federal funding with statewide transportation needs,'' Whirley wrote to VDOT employees late Tuesday. "She will work closely with the Secretary of Transportation, localities and multiple agencies to develop a forward-looking transportation program and vision."

Whirley, appointed last month by Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), is looking to shape the massive, oft-criticized department.

McDonnell had been looking for an outsider to head VDOT, conducting a national search for the job. But he settled on Whirley, who had worked for VDOT since 1988 and had served as acting commissioner.

By Anita Kumar  |  August 18, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Robert F. McDonnell , Timothy M. Kaine , Transportation  
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