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Sept. 15, 2010

Allan Sumpter selected for Wise Residency post

BRISTOL—Allan Sumpter was recently named residency maintenance manager for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Wise Residency, which service Wise, Dickenson, Lee and Scott counties.

A 1988 graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in civil engineering, Sumpter first came to VDOT as an engineer trainee in the agency’s Culpeper District.  He then served as Assistant Resident Engineer for the Lebanon Residency from 1991 through 1996 and then as Resident Engineer from 1996 through 2000. 

Sumpter left VDOT in 2000 to become a project manager for Virginia Maintenance Services, Inc. (VMS, Inc.), where he managed the contract for VDOT’s interstate maintenance program in southwestern Virginia while providing support for projects in other states, particularly in Texas. 

Sumpter returned to VDOT in September 2006 to serve as a residency maintenance manger for the Charlottesville Residency. 

In his new role, Sumpter will be responsible for the Wise Residency’s $10 million maintenance program and the residency’s 121 maintenance employees.

“Allan’s experience in a growing urban area such as Charlottesville will be an asset to our growing region,” Mike Branham, P.E., Bristol District Maintenance Engineer, said.  “Additionally, Allan’s experience with public private partnerships through his work with VMS, Inc., will benefit the district as we embark on future partnerships with private industry.”

Sumpter also received VDOT’s Commissioner’s Award of Excellence in 1997 for his efforts to establish Work Zone Awareness Week in VDOT’s Bristol District.  The program is now an international program. 

Sumpter is a native of Jonesville and his wife, Patty, have three children:  23-year-old Patrick, 15-year-old Kaitlyn and 8-year-old Sarah.        (END)

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