Hancock named president of regional transportation organization
Kentucky transportation secretary to head SASHTO
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 2, 2010) – Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock was elected President of the Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) at the organization’s annual conference this week in Little Rock, Ark. Hancock will serve a one-year term.
Hancock is active in transportation issues on the regional and national levels. Prior to his presidency, he served as vice-president of SASHTO. He serves on the boards of SASHTO and its parent organization, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). He has served on several AASHTO and SASHTO committees, including the AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways and, since 1989, four consecutive AASHTO transportation reauthorization committees.
SASHTO member states are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Puerto Rico.
Hancock, a native of Princeton in Caldwell County, is a career KYTC employee. His diverse experience with the Cabinet includes work as State Highway Engineer, Assistant State Highway Engineer for Program Management, Deputy State Highway Engineer for Planning, and Chief of Staff to the Secretary. He served as Acting Secretary before being named to his current position in July.
His introduction to the cabinet came in 1975, when he was awarded a Transportation Engineering Scholarship. Hancock is a 1978 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering.