Mike Hoeme is Director of Transportation at the Kansas Corporation Commission.
At the Kansas Corporation Commission, the PUF team found a nation-leading trucking safety program, one of two states that regulate utilities and the oil and gas industry through the same agency, a Chair chosen to sit on the Federal-State Task Force on Electric Transmission, and too much to name here. Kansas is grappling with a multitude of issues. The Kansas Commissioners and Staff share their thoughts here.
PUF's Lori Burkhart: How did your background lead to the position of Transportation Division Director at the Commission?
Mike Hoeme: Prior to joining the Commission, I worked for a trucking business in central Kansas. I was one of the safety managers for the commercial vehicles division for the business.
The business was a private transportation company that transported crude oil with one hundred commercial motor vehicles.
It was a nice transition into my role with the Commission's transportation division because I had worked with the Commission, Kansas Highway Patrol, and the Kansas Division of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or FMCSA in my role as a safety manager.