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Walter Sutton Named FHWA Policy Director

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Walter Sutton Named FHWA Policy Director

Federal Highway Administration
September 11, 1998

Friday, September 11, 1998
Contact: Gail Shibley
Telephone: 202-366-5580
FHWA 39-98

Federal Highway Administrator Kenneth R. Wykle today announced the appointment of Walter Sutton as the agency’s associate administrator for policy.

"Walter’s background in transportation, coupled with his knowledge and experience in environmental and legal issues, will be invaluable as the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) works to keep America’s transportation system as the best in the world," Wykle said.

Sutton most recently was senior environmental attorney with Fina Oil and Chemical Company in Dallas. Before that, he was regional counsel and deputy regional counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and practiced environmental law with Hughes and Luce, L.L.P., in Dallas.

Sutton spent several years as adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University and was a lecturer at the University of Texas at Dallas. He also has held positions with Texas Instruments in Dallas, Tenneco Oil Co. in Houston, and Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn, Mich.

Sutton holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Denver, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Dallas, a Ph.D. in management science from the University of Texas at Dallas, and law degree from the University of Michigan.

Sutton, a native of Marshall, Texas, has a number of professional affiliations in legal and environmental organizations. He was president of the National Bar Association from 1987-88.

The FHWA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation with headquarters in Washington, D.C. It has 3,500 employees, a field office in every state, and an annual budget of more than $25 billion.


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