Governor Doug Burgum appointed Ron Henke to lead the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) in October 2022. He joined the NDDOT in 1990 and previously served as the Deputy Director for Engineering, Office of Operations Director, and Office of Project Development Director. In addition, he also served across other areas of the department including Design, Construction, and as Assistant Engineer for Planning and Programming.
Henke earned bachelor’s degrees in Construction Management and Construction Engineering from North Dakota State University in 1988 and 2001. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in North Dakota with a background in field construction, statewide operations (construction and maintenance), planning and programming of projects, budget, environmental document preparation, and plan development.
Matt Linneman was named Deputy Director for Engineering in December 2022. He is responsible for leading the project development, construction, maintenance, and operations functions of the department. Matt works with these teams to innovatively deliver core engineering services, communicate strategic focus areas, and build strong relationships in order to safely move people and goods.
Matt’s career at the NDDOT began when he joined the Design Division as an intern in 2001. Since then, he’s spent over two decades in diverse roles dedicated to improving transportation in North Dakota. This includes progressive experience as transportation engineer in Design Division at the DOT Support Center (DOTSC). He then took a role as the program manager in the Environmental & Transportation Services Division. Most recently he was the Materials and Research Division Engineer working hard to ensure the quality, economy, and reliability of highways and bridges through the performance and innovative use of materials.
Matt is a Registered Professional Engineer in North Dakota with an emphasis in Transportation Engineering. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master Degree in Business Administration from North Dakota State University. He is actively involved in the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Western Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (WASHTO), the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the National Road Research Alliance (NRRA).
Terra Miller-Bowley was named the Deputy Director for Administration in 2019. As Deputy Director for Administration, Terra oversees Financial Management, Audit Services, Legal, Human Resources and Communications Divisions
Terra joined NDDOT as Audit Services Division Director in 2017. Prior to joining the Department, Terra was Audit Services Supervisor at ND Retirement & Investment Office for three years. She spent much of her early career in the property and casualty insurance industry specializing in weather related catastrophe losses. Terra has bachelor’s degrees from University of Minnesota Morris in Computer Science, Dickinson State University in Accounting and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University in Marketing. She currently holds a Certified Internal Auditor designation. Terra and her husband, Michael, reside in Bismarck.
Robin Rehborg was named the Deputy Director for Driver Safety in 2019. Robin oversees Driver License, Motor Vehicle, Highway Safety, State Fleet and Aviation Services.
Robin joined the NDDOT in 2006 and worked in many capacities including Fleet Manager, Fleet Operations Manager, Workplace Investigation Team Lead, and Interim Driver License Director. Robin obtained her Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) designation in 2012. She served as State Fleet Services Division Director for seven years. Prior to joining the NDDOT, she was the General Manager of Southeast Propane LLC, in Gwinner, North Dakota. She has been active in several associations, including the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) where she serves as Region 3 Vice President, AAMVA International Board of Directors and member of the Finance, Investment and Audit committee, WTS International, National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA), NAFA Fleet Management Association and the Government Fleet Magazine Advisory Board. Robin is a graduate of Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minnesota, and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Robin and her husband, Tom, live in Mandan and have two grown daughters and one granddaughter.