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Dwight is an independent director of EMI, and is a 1967 graduate of the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
Dwight is the former Director of the Idaho Department of Transportation, with extensive experience in all areas of the transportation industry, including engineering, planning, management and project financing through private, local, state and federal partnerships.
During his tenure as ITD Director, he was responsible for the activities of over 1,800 employees and an annual budget of $431.9 million. Previously, he served with the Colorado DOT for 36 years, beginning his career there as an engineering technician in 1957. He worked his way through the CDOT to assistant District Engineer/Highway Engineer, ending up as Deputy Director, responsible for the day-day operations and the management of over 3,000 employees. Dwight also served as Vice President at the national engineering firm, H. W. Lochner, further broadening his background into the private sector.
Dwight has also served in many executive level leadership positions in regional and national organizations. He served on the ITD Transportation Forum, was co-chairman of the National Quality Initiative and a member of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board, president of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in 1997, and served on the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO) Board of Directors. He was vice chairman of AASHTO's Strategic Forum Steering Committee and chaired the Standing Committee on Research. He also serves on the Research and Technology Coordinating Committee and the Joint AASHTO-AGC-ARTBA Executive Committee.
Dwight has received many awards over the years, recognizing his outstanding contributions to engineering and transportation. They include the Colorado DOT’s Roderick L. Downing award (exhibited in the hall of the CDOT building), the Transportation Research Board’s prestigious George S. Bartlett award (honoring one individual in US for commitment to highway excellence) and the highest award for leadership in highway engineering and construction from the AASHTO, the Thomas H. MacDonald award.