Don Hunt

Don Hunt was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to serve as the executive director for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) on January 11, 2011.  In this position, Hunt is charged with leading the Department in planning for and addressing Colorado’s transportation needs. Hunt will oversee 3,300 employees statewide and an annual budget of approximately $1 billion to help CDOT continue its mission of providing the best multi-modal transportation system for Colorado that safely and most effectively moves people, goods and information.
Prior to his appointment with CDOT, Hunt spent the past eleven years as the president of the Antero Company, a project development and management firm.  During this time, he consulted for both the private and public sectors, and was also appointed by then-Mayor Hickenlooper to manage the Better Denver Bond Program, a $550 million infrastructure program.
Hunt worked twenty-five years with BRW, Inc., a national transportation and urban development consulting firm, where he was the principal for transportation and urban projects.  During the last ten years of his tenure with BRW, Hunt was President and CEO. While there, he served as a transportation team member for the White House Comprehensive Design Plan and Memorial Core Transportation Study in Washington, D.C., and as the chair of the Joint Venture Board for the design of the Salt Lake City light rail system. In Colorado, he was also involved in planning for the redevelopment of the Stapleton International Airport site as well as numerous other public works and infrastructure projects in Denver, Colorado Springs and Arapahoe County.