Inside the Iowa Dept. of Transportation
Jul 30, 2018
Mark Lowe
Inside the Iowa Dept. of Transportation

Mark Lowe was appointed as director of the Iowa Department of Transportation on May 26, 2017, by Governor Kim Reynolds.  Before taking this position, Mark served as the Iowa DOT’s general counsel from 2008 to 2009, Motor Vehicle Division director from 2009 to 2016 and Interim Director from November 2016-May 2017.  Mark served on the board of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) from 2010 to 2016, serving as its chair in 2014 to 2015.

Lowe graduated from Iowa State University in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in community and regional planning. He earned his law degree from Drake University in 1993. Before entering state government, Mark was an associate and then shareholder with Hopkins & Huebner, P.C. in Des Moines, Iowa.

Mark lives in West Des Moines, Iowa with his wife Linda.  They have four children – Daniel (Utah State University), Mary (Iowa State University), Matt (Iowa State University) and Erin (Valley High School). In his leisure time he enjoys running, swimming, biking and playing guitar.