Gov. Sam Brownback has named the CEO of a Wichita construction company to the board that oversees operations of the Kansas Turnpike.
The appointment of Mark Hutton to a four-year term on the Kansas Turnpike Authority Board was announced Monday.
Hutton founded Hutton Construction Co. in 1992. The firm's website says it specializes in office, hospital, church and community buildings.
On the Turnpike board he succeeds former Lt. Gov. Paul Dugan, also of Wichita. Dugan, a Democrat, served as lieutenant governor from 1979 to 1983 under Gov. John Carlin.
The five-member authority board already includes Brownback's secretary of transportation, Mike King. Other members include the chairmen of the Kansas House and Senate transportation committees.