Executive Office Biographies

William T. Panos, NDDOT Director

William Panos, NDDOT Director

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William T. "Bill" Panos is the 22nd Director of the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). Governor Doug Burgum appointed Bill in September 2019. The NDDOT has 982 employees and a biennial budget of $1.4 billion to build and maintain a safe, efficient transportation system consisting of approximately 8,622 miles of roadway and 1,722 bridges. Annually, the department processes more than 1 million vehicle registrations and serves over 500,000 licensed drivers at branch offices located throughout North Dakota.

Professional Experience:

Bill previously served as Director of the Wyoming Department of Transportation from 2015 to 2019 and as director of the Wyoming Department of School Facilities from 2013 to 2015. Prior to moving to Wyoming, he obtained 37 years of experience in leading private and public sector organizations.

Bill is a native of California and a graduate of the California State University where he studied physics and forensic science. His previous work has included engineering and leadership positions with the TRW Corporation, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of Washington and local government.

Bill also plays a leadership role in infrastructure issues for the United States. He served on the Board of Directors for the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the National Operations Center of Excellence, and was Chairman of the AASHTO Committee on Transportation System Operations. In 2018, he was named a Henry Toll Fellow by the Council of State Governments. Previously he served as Director for the Port of Sacramento, Advisor to the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, and Special Assistant to the Chancellor of the California State University System.

During his career, his work has intersected with numerous government and business issues, including large-scale infrastructure development, public safety and law enforcement, disaster preparedness, institutional reform and transformation, capital finance and asset management, public policy and regulation, multi-site operations, advanced risk assessment, and government relations.

Ronald J. Henke, P.E., Deputy Director for Engineering

Ron Henke, Deputy Director for Engineering NDDOT

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Ron currently serves as the Deputy Director for Engineering at the North Dakota Department of Transportation.  He is in charge of the engineering area at the Department which is comprised of several programs including; operations, transportation programs, project development, planning, pre-construction, construction, and maintenance.  Ron joined NDDOT in 1990 and previously served as Office of Operations Director, Office of Project Development Director, as well as other various capacities including Design, Construction, and as Assistant Engineer for Planning and Programming. 

Professional Experience:

Ron earned his Bachelor of Science degrees in Construction Management and Construction Engineering from North Dakota State University in 1988 and 2001.  Ron 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.  He is a member the American Society of Highway Engineers.  He currently serves on the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Transportation Policy Forum and Council on Streets and Highways; and as time permits, coaches youth basketball in Bismarck, North Dakota.  

Robin Rehborg, Deputy Director for Driver Safety

Robin Rehborg, Deputy Director for Driver Safety

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Robin Rehborg was named the Deputy Director for Driver Safety in 2019. Robin oversees Drivers License, Motor Vehicle, Safety, State Fleet and Aviation Services.

Professional Experience:

Robin joined the NDDOT in 2006 and worked in many capacities including Fleet manager, Fleet Operations manager, Workplace Investigation team lead, and Interim Drivers 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 Department she was the General Manager of Southeast Propane LLC, in Gwinner, North Dakota. She has been an active member of the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA), NAFA Fleet Management Association and Government Fleet Magazine Advisory board. Robin is a graduate of Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minnesota, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Robin and her husband, Tom, live in Mandan and have two grown children.

Terra Miller-Bowley, Deputy Director for Administration

Terra Miller-Bowley, NDDOT Deputy Director for Administration

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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

Professional Experience:

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.