Construction Management / Construction Technology CCBC 2002
Line Surveyor : Maryland # 343
Association of Engineers, President
Engineers Association of Maryland
Public Works Association
AWARDS / RECOGNITIONS
NACo Award – Storm Operations Map
NACo Award – Snow Plow Navigation System
NACo Award – Social Solutions in Public Works
Montgomery County Council Proclamation
Montgomery County Executive Proclamation –Outstanding Performance
Compton has over 40-years of heavy highway construction management, contract
administration, land surveying, and civil engineering experience. He managed the
construction, maintenance, and operation of a major transportation system
comprised of more than 5,200 lane-miles of pavement, traversing 550 square
miles, and serving more than 1.1 million residents in Montgomery County, MD.
served for 29 years with Montgomery County, MD, in both the Department of
Transportation (DOT) and the Department of Public Works and Transportation
(DPWT), delivering an estimated $3.5B in transportation, building construction,
and highway construction and maintenance programs.
joined the Montgomery County DOT in 1986 as its “Transportation Area Engineer,”
following 8 years with Greiner Engineering Sciences, Hunt Valley, MD. His
tenure with Greiner included managerial positions in bridge rehabilitation and
bridge reconstruction, bridge and crane structural inspections, and heavy
highway construction inspection and construction.
2002, Keith was appointed as Chief of Construction, Montgomery County DPWT, responsible
for the construction of all County-financed buildings, in addition to
maintaining the full transportation construction portfolio of highways and
2006, he was promoted to Chief of Highway Services where he was responsible for
management of personnel, financial, and equipment resources required for the
effective maintenance and operation of a major transportation system comprised
of 5,200 lane miles of pavement, bridges, drainage structures, sidewalks, tree
canopy, and other ancillary elements.
Compton was the “Incident Commander” under the National Incident Management
System (NIMS), with responsibility for responses to all natural emergencies
affecting the County’s transportation system, such as major winter storms,
seasonal storms and tornadoes, flooding, dam events, and other events affecting
the safe operation of the County’s transportation system. He led the County's team in response to 173 storm events spanning 9 years with an aggregate accumulation of more than 128 feet of snow and ice.
led the Montgomery County DOT, Highway Services, to four (4) National
Association of Counties (NAACo) awards for innovative accomplishments.