WYDOT Executive Staff
William T. "Bill" Panos - Director
William T. "Bill" Panos was appointed by Gov. Matt Mead to head WYDOT in October 2015. Panos came to the director's job with impressive credentials, drawing from diverse experience he's gained working in both the private and public sectors over the past 30-years plus.
Panos 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. Immediately prior to heading WYDOT, he was director of Wyoming's School Facilities Department for two years.
During his career, his work has intersected with numerous transportation-related functions and issues, including safety, law enforcement, construction and infrastructure development, regulation, contractor management, multi-site operations, emergency preparedness and community relations.
Gregg Fredrick - Chief Engineer
Gregg Fredrick oversees all planning, design, construction and maintenance activities associated with the state’s transportation system in WYDOT’s five districts, as well as the department’s financial, computer and telecommunications functions
Fredrick first worked for WYDOT during 1980 as a temporary employee, and he returned in 1986 permanently as a bridge engineer, after earning his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Wyoming. Fredrick subsequently worked his way up through the Bridge Program, becoming state bridge engineer in 2001. He joined WYDOT executive staff in June 2010 as assistant chief engineer for engineering and planning. He was named chief engineer in October 2015.
He is a Cheyenne native who served in the Wyoming Air National Guard from 1987 to 1997, attaining the rank of captain. Fredrick’s professional affiliations include AASHTO's Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures, the American Institute of Steel Construction, the Wyoming Engineering Society and Laramie County Community College Engineering Technology Advisory Committee.
Dennis Byrne - Aeronautics Administrator
Dennis Byrne was appointed Aeronautics Administrator in April 2008. His responsibilities include the state’s Airport Improvement Program, and he oversees the disbursement of federal-aid funds for improving airport facilities, coordinates design of airport construction and maintenance projects, and manages flight services for the governor and other officials on state business.
Byrne graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1993 with a degree in economics, and he earned his Process Management Certificate from CSU-Denver in 2002. With WYDOT, he has served on special committees dealing with geographic information systems and strategic planning.
Tom Loftin - Support Services Administrator
Tom Loftin assumed duties as WYDOT’s Support Services Administrator in August 2008. He is responsible for the agency’s Budget, Civil Rights, Compliance and Investigation, Driver Services, Employee Safety, Fuel Tax Administration, Human Resources, Motor Vehicle Services, Office Services and Training programs.
Loftin has been with the State of Wyoming since 1982, serving with the Wyoming Adjutant General’s Office, the state Department of Revenue, and with WYDOT’s Driver Services since 1993. Leading up to this appointment, he had been the Driver Services manager since February of 2006. A career member of the military, Loftin is currently the senior enlisted advisor in the Wyoming Air Guard at the rank of Command Chief Master Sergeant.
Ken Shultz - Assistant Chief Engineer for Operations
Ken Shultz, who joined executive staff in April 2011, oversees several agency programs, including Enterprise Technology, Financial Services, Geographic Information Systems and Intelligent Transportation Systems, Information Technology, Highway Safety, Management Services, Procurement Services, Telecommunications and Traffic.
Shultz, a Rawlins native, is a 33-year veteran of WYDOT. He started permanent employment as a member of a Cheyenne-based resident engineering crew, and subsequently held positions in Cheyenne as resident engineer, maintenance staff engineer and construction staff engineer. He also worked in Rock Springs as field district maintenance engineer. From 1999 until his recent promotion to executive staff, he served as WYDOT’s state maintenance engineer.
Shultz is a 1983 civil engineering graduate of the University of Wyoming. Prior to attending UW, he earned an associate’s degree from Central Wyoming College.
Col. Kebin Haller - Highway Patrol Administrator
- Col. Kebin Haller became administrator and commanding officer of the Wyoming Highway Patrol in September 2015.Haller, a graduate of Rawlins High School, holds an associate's degree in business from Casper College and a bachelor's degree in administration of justice from the University of Wyoming. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.Before joining the Highway Patrol, he was deputy director of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). Haller began his law enforcement career in 1991 as a police officer in Rawlins. In 1997, he joined DCI, serving in Green River and Riverton, before his promotion to deputy director and move to Cheyenne in 2003.Haller is an executive board member of the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, a past president of the Wyoming Peace Officers Association, and has served on the Wyoming Public Safety Communications Commission.