JACKSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Governor Pat Quinn announced she has named Ann L. Schneider as acting Transportation Secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Schneider currently serves as the agency's Chief of Operations. Her appointment follows the retirement of Gary Hannig, who served since 2009 and oversaw the busiest construction season in state history.
"As we head into this busy construction season," said Governor Quinn, "the department of Transportation needs an energetic and capable leader, and Ann L. Schneider has shown herself time and again to be just that. Gary Hannig's experience and deep knowledge of state government proved invaluable to my administration. Our state is a better place thanks to his leadership."
As Acting Secretary, Schneider will oversee more than $2.5 billion in capital projects.
She has served as IDOT's Chief of Operations since 2010.