The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission said late Tuesday it has selected Mark P. Compton, a Lancaster County PennDOT official, to be the next CEO of the state's toll road system.
The commission unanimously approved Compton's selection Tuesday at its meeting in Montgomery County. Compton, of Manheim, will take office Feb. 1 after nearly two decades of public and private sector experience in transportation, administration, development, construction and government affairs fields, according to the commission.
"Mark is a highly qualified, highly capable individual who is respected by many in the transportation industry, and my fellow commissioners and I are glad he's joining the turnpike as our chief executive," commission Chairman William K. Lieberman said in a statement.
The commission was looking for a CEO replacement following Roger Nutt's October resignation citing health issues.
Compton now serves as PennDOT's deputy secretary of administration overseeing eight bureaus in the department including human resources, information systems governance, business solutions and services, infrastructure and operations, and fiscal management, according to the commission.
Prior to that, Compton was director of government affairs for the heavy civil construction company American Infrastructure Inc. based in Montgomery County. He holds a bachelor's degree in government management and administration from Penn State.
Turnpike Chief Operating Officer Craig R. Shuey will continue to serve as acting CEO until Compton assumes the office next year.