Prior to joining WYDOT as Interim Director, Westby spent 22 years with the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources, serving as Director of the agency from 2016-2023. He has more than 28 years of experience in the environmental, architectural, engineering, construction, and management fields. Westby earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wyoming and holds a Civil Professional Engineering license and a certificate in public management.
“Darin has shown himself to be a strong leader while serving in the interim role," Gordon said. "His experience as an administrator, in law enforcement, and as an engineer will be critical as he works to advance WYDOT’s mission.”
“I have found that WYDOT has very important programs and a great team of amazing people,” Westby said. “Our first goal will be to strengthen WYDOT’s workforce by eliminating the staggering number of vacancies, which should lighten the burden of our existing passionate, but overworked team. The second goal will be to shore up the stateside funding streams to ensure we are maximizing our ability to meet today’s transportation and infrastructure challenges.”