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Communications Division

The Communications Division works with divisions throughout UDOT to provide media relations; help build relationships with the public, businesses and government partners; advise during crisis situations and convey department information to all employees.

Contact Information

801-965-4000
contactudot@utah.gov

4501 South 2700 West
P.O. Box 141200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1200

Team Members


Elizabeth Weight
Director of Strategic Communications
801-965-4030
eweight@utah.gov

Mat Allred
Internal Communications Manager
801-897-3177
matallred@utah.gov

Eileen Barron
Strategic Communications Manager
801-244-7412
ebarron@utah.gov

John Gleason
Public Information Officer
801-560-7740
jgleason@utah.gov

Jessica Gonzales
Communications Manager
801-718-6503
jessgonzales@utah.gov

Becky Parker
Communications Systems Manager
801-244-7939
rebeccaparker@utah.gov

Grant Potter
Digital Communications Manager

Joe Walker
External Communications Manager
385-223-5233
josephwalker@utah.gov

Media Contact Information


The following UDOT personnel work closely with the media to keep the public informed of transportation issues throughout Utah. Members of the media may contact the appropriate person directly or call the 24-hour Media Hot Line for assistance.

UDOT 24-hour Media Hotline: 801-746-9932

Primary Spokesperson:
John Gleason
801-560-7740
jgleason@utah.gov

Region 1 (Northern Utah including Davis and Weber Counties)
Zach Whitney
801-620-1600
zwhitney@utah.gov

Region 2 (Salt Lake, Tooele and Summit Counties)
Courtney Samuel
801-866-8088
csamuel@utah.gov

Region 3 (Utah, Wasatch, Juab and Daggett Counties and the Uintah Basin)
Geoff Dupaix
801-227-8012
gdupaix@utah.gov

Region 4 (Southern and Central Utah)
Kevin Kitchen
435-979-4551
kevin@utah.gov

Region Communication Managers and Division Communication Managers


The following UDOT personnel work closely with the central communications division but specialize in regional and division communication.

Region 1 (Northern Utah including Davis and Weber Counties)
Zach Whitney
801-620-1600
zwhitney@utah.gov

Region 2 (Salt Lake, Tooele and Summit Counties)
Courtney Samuel
801-866-8088
csamuel@utah.gov

Kylar Sharp
801-419-8236
ksharp@utah.gov

Region 3 (Utah, Wasatch, Juab and Daggett Counties and the Uintah Basin)
Geoff Dupaix
801-227-8012
gdupaix@utah.gov

Region 4 (Southern and Central Utah)
Kevin Kitchen
435-979-4551
kevin@utah.gov

Sharice Walker
sharicewalker@utah.gov

Preconstruction Division
Catherine Higgins
801-803-9413
chiggins@utah.gov

Traffic and Safety Division
Kristen Hoschouer
801-554-5049
khoschouer@utah.gov

Traffic Management Division
Lisa Miller
801-887-3761
lisamiller@utah.gov