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INDOT commissioner to step down for Duke Energy post

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Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Mike Reed is resigning his post to become president of Duke Energy Corp.'s Indiana operations.

Gov. Mitch Daniels named Michael B. Cline, INDOT’s deputy commissioner of operations, to replace Reed, the state announced Wednesday afternoon. The transition will take place June 13.

Reed has been INDOT commissioner since February 2009. He previously served as executive director of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission from 2006 to 2009. Before that, he led state and regional operations for GTE/Verizon for more than 20 years.

Reed will be based at Duke Energy's Plainfield offices. He replaces Jim Stanley, who is relocating to Duke's Charlotte, N.C., headquarters to become senior vice president of power delivery.

Cline joined INDOT in 2007 and has 21 years of management and engineering experience in the surface-transportation industry. As commissioner of operations, he is responsible for 3,200 employees, and manages a $290 million annual operating budget and $500 million annual capital budget.

Cline was an engineering consultant from 1999 to 2006, worked for the city of Indianapolis for nine years, including service as the city’s traffic administrator from 1997 to 1999, and was the assistant city engineer in Terre Haute for two years.

He received his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Purdue University.
 

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