Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Stuart Anderson as interim director at the Iowa Department of Transportation, effective today. “Stuart brings a wealth of transportation experience and will provide steady leadership to the department until a permanent Director is appointed,” Reynolds said in a statement. “I look forward to working with him to not only ensure a smooth transition at the agency, but also improve infrastructure and road safety.” Anderson joined the department in 1992 as an engineer-in-training in the Systems Planning Bureau. He served in various roles within the bureau until his appointment to director of the Office of Systems Planning in 2002. Most recently he has served as the director of the Planning, Programming & Modal Division since January 2009. Anderson is a 1991 graduate of Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.