Jason Bond 540-387-5493
Nov. 19, 2008
SUTTON RETIRES FROM VDOT WITH 45 YEARS OF SERVICE
Sutton has served as VDOT’s top transportation official for Bedford County since 2003. As residency administrator, Sutton oversaw road maintenance and operations, land development programs, budgets and business operations. He also served as the primary human resources manager for approximately 70 VDOT employees.
Born in Hampton, Va. and raised in Lynchburg, Sutton began his career with VDOT in 1963 in the materials division of VDOT’s Lynchburg District Office. In 1993, he was promoted to an assistant resident engineer position in VDOT’s Louisa Residency Office and then transferred to VDOT’s Halifax Residency Office that same year.
In 1997, Sutton joined VDOT’s Bedford Residency Office as assistant resident engineer. He was promoted to residency administrator in 2003.
Sutton and his wife, Bettie, live in Forest. After retiring from VDOT, he plans to enjoy hunting and boating on Smith Mountain Lake.
Debbie Shinstine, P.E., is currently serving as acting residency administrator in the Bedford Residency Office. Shinstine joined VDOT in September 2004 as a staff engineer.
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