September 1, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A 24-year veteran of the Nevada Department of Transportation has been chosen to succeed Susan Martinovich as agency director.
The Nevada Appeal reports Rudy Malfabon was selected Monday by the state Transportation Board as the top choice from a field of four finalists.
The 53-year-old Malfabon has been NDOT deputy director for southern Nevada since 2003. He holds a degree in civil engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno, and is a licensed professional engineer in Nevada and Washington state and rose through the ranks at NDOT.
The NDOT job is a Cabinet-level post that pays a maximum of $124,583 a year.
Martinovich is the first woman director of the department. She has held the post for five years and is retiring this fall.