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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2023
Press Release: 23-0029

Contact: Shannon McCarthy, 907-269-0448,

Alaska DOT&PF Announces Sean Holland, P.E. as New Central Region Director

Central Region Director Sean Holland, P.E.
Central Region Director Sean Holland, P.E.

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Sean Holland, P.E. has accepted the Central Region position at the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF). Mr. Holland steps into his new role November 7, replacing Acting Director and Deputy Commissioner John Binder.

As the Central Region Director, Holland will be responsible for leading the region’s operations, which include highway and airport maintenance and operations, construction, preconstruction, materials, traffic and safety, and right-of-way. He will also work closely with other state and federal agencies, local governments, stakeholders, and the public to deliver safe and efficient transportation services to the region.

“I am honored and excited to serve as the Central Region Director,” said Holland. “I look forward to working with our talented and dedicated staff, our partners, and our customers to provide the best transportation solutions for Alaska.”

Holland has over 30 years of experience in the Civil Engineering and Construction industry developing projects from the planning level through design. He has previously worked in both the public and private sectors, and has a strong background on alternative delivery methods, cost estimating, and budgeting. He is a registered professional engineer, and lives in Anchorage with his wife Laurie near their three grandchildren.

DOT&PF Commissioner Ryan Anderson congratulated Holland on his appointment and thanked Deputy Commissioner Binder for his service as the acting director.

“Sean brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. He will be a great asset to our department,” said Anderson. “I also want to express my appreciation to Deputy Commissioner Binder for his outstanding work as the director during the past few months. He has done an excellent job in ensuring the continuity and quality of our operations.”

The Central Region, headquartered in Anchorage, includes the state’s most urban areas, as well as some of the most remote villages on the Kuskokwim delta, the Alaska Peninsula, and the Aleutian Chain. Central Region maintains the Seward and Sterling Highways, as well as portions of the Parks and Glenn Highways.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 237 airports, 9 ferries serving 35 communities along 3,500 marine miles, over 5,600 miles of highway and 839 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

9/28/2023 Edit: A previous version of this release stated Mr. Holland as stepping into his new role as Director on October 1. That has been corrected to November 7.

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