Orn will be responsible oversight of all planning divisions and functions within the department. He will work closely with the executive team to develop and implement strategies to ensure NDDOT reaches all goals and objectives.
“We are thrilled to have Chad move into this role, and his promotion was well deserved,” said NDDOT Director Ron Henke. “With his extensive experience and proven track record of success, I am confident that he will help us continue to innovate and deliver a high-quality transportation system to the state.”
Orn previously served as the Director of the Office of Project Development. He began his career at NDDOT in 1998 and has experience in multiple divisions within the department.
He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University.
The NDDOT strives to build and maintain an efficient transportation system consisting of about 8,518 miles of roadway and 4,858 bridges. It oversees the development of surface transportation including highways, bridges, rail, transit, pedestrian, and bicycle paths across the state.