JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has appointed Roberta Broeker as the interim director of the Missouri Department of Transportation. Broeker will assume the position when MoDOT's current director, Dave Nichols, retires on May 1.A certified public accountant, Broeker has enjoyed a 35-year career with the State of Missouri. She has served as MoDOT's chief financial officer for the last 10 years, and during that time has successfully served three MoDOT directors, giving her invaluable insight about leading the organization."Roberta has the skills and experience to guide the department while we search for a permanent replacement," said Commission Chair Stephen Miller. "With Roberta's help, we are positioned for a seamless transition for employees, customers, and stakeholders." The commission has hired Grant Cooper & Associates to assist with identifying potential candidates to lead the department. They plan to announce the next permanent director of MoDOT sometime this fall.