Harold B. Thomas of Newport, DOT’s assistant ferry operations director, was promoted to the top job Friday.
“He worked his way up through the ranks, and I am sure he will serve the state’s coastal residents and our visitors with integrity and determination,” Paul Morris, DOT deputy secretary for transit, said in a news release.
Thomas, 44, will be paid $84,587 a year. He joined the DOT Ferry Division in 1994 as a ferry crew member. He has served as assistant director for operations since March 2010, with a salary recently pegged at $56,158. ... [MORE]