Mike Nugent currently serves as the department’s chief performance officer. In this capacity, he is responsible for the enterprise-wide deployment of Lean process improvement methods and implementation of the agency’s strategic plan. From 2008-2011, Mike was the Colorado Department of Transportation’s director of transportation safety. In this position, he was responsible for the safety of Colorado’s traveling public through leadership and oversight of the state’s transportation safety and homeland security programs. Prior to joining state government in 2008, Mike was the chief of Denver Emergency Medical Services and served as the Medical Branch director for the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Metropolitan State College of Denver in technical communications and a Master of Science degree in management from Regis University.