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Kansas DOT Adds Yorkey as Office of Finance and Budget Chief, Longe as Performance Management Chief

TOPEKA, KS — Brendan Yorkey joins the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) as the Chief of the Office of Finance and Budget. Tope Longe has been named the Bureau Chief of Performance Management.
Brendan Yorkey
Yorkey has a background in performance measures and debt service/bonding issues. In addition, he was a Budget Analyst in the state’s Division of the Budget for 15 years, and in prior years, served as the Principal Analyst who reviewed KDOT’s budget.

“I have some familiarity with KDOT and a general knowledge of the agency’s budget,” he said. “I’m looking forward to learning the finer details and how the entire budget process works here.”

He says the office has been a steady and reliable resource within the agency and wants to continue that effort by assisting KDOT divisions in making sure that preparing budgets is a smooth and efficient process.

“I’m excited to have this opportunity and to help implement the IKE transportation plan,” Yorkey said. “I was knowledgeable of the effort, and here I get to be a true part of it.”

Tope Longe
Longe has been named the Bureau Chief of Performance Management. The bureau was recently created to help the agency focus on strategic planning and improving overall processes.

“The idea is to refine the reporting of existing operations and performance measures for the agency and make sure they are aligned with KDOT’s goals,” Longe said. “We measure it so we can showcase what we have achieved and find ways to make continuous improvements.”

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Longe previously worked for the Department of Transport for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, as a Management Consultant, focusing on the management of the performance of major public transport and parking contracts of the organization. After eight years, she joined the Office of the Chairman of the Department to support the strategic organizational development and advice on executive affairs. Previously, she was the head of Enforcement Services at the Transport for London, working on the strategic road network for London.

In addition, Longe served two terms as a Board Director for the International Parking and Mobility Institute, which is headquartered in Virginia.

“The board sets the standards and performance measures for advancing the parking and mobility industry on an international platform,” she said.

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