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12/14/2012Greg Holsey Named District 2 Engineer
STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION NAMES
GREG HOLSEY DISTRICT TWO ENGINEER
 
New Position Caps 35-Year SHA Career Building on Professional Growth and Service

(December 10, 2012) --- Greg Holsey, a resident of Millington, MD, and a 35-year veteran of the State Highway Administration (SHA), is the new District 2 Engineer serving the largest of the seven SHA districts in the state.  District 2 includes the five Eastern Shore counties of Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Talbot and Queen Anne’s. 
 
Holsey fills the position held since 2008 by Terry Wright, who will be retiring after a 41-year career with SHA on Dec. 31.  Holsey officially begins serving as District Two Engineer on Dec. 21.
 
Holsey was born in Baltimore and grew up in Glen Burnie.  He is currently serving as SHA’s District One Assistant District Engineer (ADE) of Construction serving the Lower Eastern Shore counties of Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester.
 
Mr. Holsey began his career with SHA in June 1977 and for the first 11 years he served at different levels in the engineer technician field.  In 1994 Holsey he was promoted to the Resident Maintenance Engineer (RME) at the Easton Shop in Talbot County.  In 1997 he was named RME of the Centreville Shop in Queen Anne’s County and was promoted to his most recent position as ADE of Construction in 2009.
 
“Greg is a great asset to SHA and we are pleased that he will be able to expand his role to lead our upper shore district,” said SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters.  “SHA also wishes Terry Wright the best as he enters a new chapter of his life.”
As District Two Engineer, Holsey is responsible for directing the construction, maintenance, traffic, project development, procurement, and administrative issues, throughout the district. 
 
During his career, Holsey said the biggest changes he has seen at SHA are all of the impacts created by developments in technology.  “With all of the information we now receive every day it has provided us with advantages in improving our operating efficiency and the means to meet higher customer expectations,” Holsey said.
 
The new district engineer said the most memorable experiences he had experienced at SHA included building a new interchange at MD 32 and MD 175 in Odenton; working during his first blizzard as RME of the Easton Shop in 1996, and dealing with major flooding issues caused by Hurricane Floyd in Church Hill when he was RME of the Centreville Shop in the late 1990s.
 
He said the most rewarding aspects of his SHA employment are building relationships with people.  Holsey added, “I’m looking forward to the challenges and really being of service to both the citizens and motorists in District Two.” 
 
He noted that the district is becoming more diverse each year with both Kent Island in Queen Anne’s County and Western Cecil County becoming more metropolitan than most of the Eastern Shore. “Kent Island has almost become an extension of Annapolis,” he said.
 
“I am absolutely excited about the new job, Holsey said. “ I look forward to the hard work, renewing old relationships and building new ones with the community and local officials.”
 
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