Michelle Earl 276-669-9999
Sept. 23, 2010
Matthew Cox selected for programming and investment post
BRISTOL—Matthew Cox was recently named director of programming and investments for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Bristol District. Cox will serve as the liaison to Bland, Grayson, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington and Wythe counties, as well as the towns of Abingdon, Bluefield, Marion, Richlands, Saltville, Tazewell and Wytheville.
A 1993 graduate of East Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology, Cox first came to VDOT as a right of way agent in 1994. He continued there until 2002 when he moved into VDOT’s Associate Engineer Program.
In 2004, Cox was promoted to assistant residency administrator for VDOT’s Wytheville Residency and was promoted to residency administrator in Wytheville in 2008.
In his new role as director of programming and investment, Cox will be responsible for working with county staffs and boards on the development of the secondary six-year program and annual secondary road budget.
Cox is a Coeburn native and his wife, Jennifer, have two sons, Parker and Will.
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