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ODOT announces new leaders for two field district and GIS division

Thursday, February 15, 2024

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation recently announced new leaders for its Northwest and Northeast Oklahoma field districts and its Geospatial Data Management Division.

Logan chosen to lead Northwest Oklahoma Field District

Jon Logan has been selected as District Engineer for ODOT’s District 6. Logan will oversee the highway maintenance and construction activities for Alfalfa, Beaver, Cimarron, Ellis, Harper, Major, Texas, Woods and Woodward Counties in northwest Oklahoma and the Panhandle.

First joining ODOT in 1998, Logan most recently served ODOT as the Construction Engineer for District 6. Previous roles include District 6 Maintenance Engineer, District 6 Area Maintenance Engineer and Guymon Assistant Resident Engineer.

A native of Guymon, Logan holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Oklahoma State University. He and his wife, Shawna, have two children and reside in Woodward.

Parks selected to lead Northeast Oklahoma Field District

Trapper Parks has been selected as District Engineer for ODOT’s District 8. As district engineer, Parks will manage transportation planning and operations in Craig, Creek, Delaware, Mayes, Nowata, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Rogers, Tulsa and Washington Counties in northeastern Oklahoma, including the Tulsa metro area.

First joining ODOT in 2004 as a member of the OSU Design Squad, Parks has spent much of his career in District 8, including serving as district maintenance engineer since 2016. Other previous positions include District 8 area maintenance engineer and Roadway Design project engineer. Parks holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Oklahoma State University. Parks and his wife, Molly, have two children and currently reside in Broken Arrow.

Coldiron leads Geospatial Data Management Division

Sam Coldiron was recently announced as the Geospatial Data Management Division Manager for the Oklahoma Transportation Cabinet. In this role, he will oversee the cartography, Geoanalytics, LRS Management, GIS Data QA/QC, and GIS Federal Reporting teams for the Cabinet.

Coldiron has been a member of the Department of Transportation’s Geospatial Data Management group since November 2015 serving in various roles, most recently as GIS Manager II over the GIS QA/QC, Federal Reporting, and Special Projects Teams. In that time, he led the conversion of ODOT’s maps to its current mapping system and co-led the initiative to update the Department’s Linear Referencing System. Coldiron is a member of the GIS Data Sharing Subcommittee on the Oklahoma GIS Council and an active member of the Oklahoma Chapter of the South Central ArcGIS Users Group.

A native of Brazoria County, Texas, Coldiron holds a bachelor’s degree in GIS from the University of Oklahoma. He and his wife, Michelle, currently reside in Tulsa with their two children.

Jon Logan, District 6 District Engineer
Trapper Parks, District 8 District Engineer
Sam Coldiron, Geospatial Data Management Division Manager
Last Modified on Feb 15, 2024
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