Paul Trombino has become the latest Iowan to score a nomination for a post in the Trump administration. 

The former Iowa Department of Transportation director and current short-time president at McClure Engineering has been nominated to lead the Federal Highway Administration. 

Trombino earned attention as DOT director from 2011 to 2016, particularly for work with big data and teaming up with the Iowa Economic Development Authority to seek better business through improved logistics. His departure surprised many, but he appeared to be part of an effort at McClure to put together a team of innovators capable of looking at transportation more broadly as a community development tool.

Here’s our Closer Look (Insider) on Trombino, who will join Ambassador to China Terry Branstad and USDA Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey as prominent Iowans nominated by Trump for top jobs in his administration. 

Trombino served as the 2015-16 president of the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials. He has a bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a licensed engineer in Iowa and Wisconsin.

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