Leadership, Ethics, and Trust

Q&A with Jeff Sudmeier

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Jeff Sudmeier is chief financial officer of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). He is the principle financial strategist for the department, overseeing an approximately $2 billion annual budget. Jeff leads the Division of Accounting and Finance, which includes accounting operations, finance, budget teams, and contracting and procurement teams. CDOT also works closely with its five business offices to support its operations statewide. Jeff spoke to GFOA’s Rob Roque about skiing, the workings of CDOT, and his biggest challenges.

  • Publication date: June 2022