"Frank's vast knowledge of the state's transportation needs, coupled with his experience of 16 years with this department, make him an obvious choice to handle the responsibilities associated with his new position," said Commissioner Von Scheben.
Richards is currently serving as the Statewide Maintenance and Operations engineer. He replaces John Mackinnon who will depart DOT&PF at year's end. Richards holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Maine. He is also a registered, professional engineer. Richards, his wife Darcy and their two dogs reside in Juneau.