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Kirk Brown
Region Five Engineer, Illinois Department of Transportation

With more than 30 years of professional experience with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Kirk Brown has served as Region Five Engineer since April 2022. In this role, he is responsible for the state highway system in 27 Illinois counties in the Metro East and Southern Illinois. He currently oversees nearly 900 employees and $300 million in annual construction improvements. By working with consultants, contractors, and seasonal workers, Brown is charged with improving and maintaining over 3,400 miles and 1,780 bridges in the system.