CDOT Names Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Director

August 22, 2013 - STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION PLAN - DENVER, COLORADO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has announced that Scot Cuthbertson has been hired as the department’s Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Director.

In his new position,  Cuthbertson will be responsible for managing day to day internal operations for CDOT, which has approximately 3,100 employees at more than 250 locations statewide.   He will be working closely with the department’s transportation regions and  numerous department divisions including engineering, design, construction, highway operations and maintenance, transportation development, and human resources and administration.  CDOT has approximately 3,100 employees at more than 250 locations statewide.

CDOT executive Director Don Hunt said Cuthbertson  brings a unique mix of talents, expertise, and vision to his new position.  “I am excited to welcome Scot to our CDOT team,” Mr. Hunt said.  “He is anxious to work with our CDOT leaders and our customers to help us achieve our mission of providing the best transportation system possible for Colorado.”

Cuthbertson joins CDOT after retiring with a rank of Colonel in the United States Army following 26 years of service.

Most recently, he was Assistant Deputy Commanding General for Operations for a major command at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.  This assignment included responsibility for day-to-day operations at 28 sites in 17 nations.

During his free time, Culbertson served the Pikes Peak community as a volunteer Deputy Sheriff for El Paso County and as a volunteer for the Pikes Peak or Bust Roadeo.