ESD Talk Features MDOT Director Kirk T. Steudle

SOUTHFIELD — “Follow our Leader,” a new speaker series from The Engineering Society of Detroit, will kick off Thursday, Nov. 10 with a presentation from Kirk T. Steudle, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation.

The event begins with registration, networking and continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., with the presentation beginning at 8 a.m. The venue is ESD headquarters, 20700 Civic Center Drive, Suite 450, Southfield.

ESD officials say the series gives attendees a unique networking opportunity and the chance to learn from some of Michigan’s technology leaders in engineering and industry – people who are making a real difference in our region.

Steudle is a 1987 civil engineering graduate of Lawrence Technological University and a Fellow of ESD. He manages MDOT’s budget of more than $4 billion, overseeing the construction, maintenance, and operation of nearly 10,000 miles of highway, more than 4,000 bridges, and more than 2,500 employees.

The program is free to ESD members. Non-members can attend for $45, or join ESD for $99 and attend the program free. Non-member students can join ESD for $26 and attend the program free. Register at or by calling (248) 353-0735, ext. 222.

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