Smeal and Brosius Receive Star of Excellence Award from PennDOT

Agency Recognizes 30 Employees across Pennsylvania

CLEARFIELD – PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch has recognized 30 PennDOT employees for their outstanding performance with the Star of Excellence Award, PennDOT’s highest recognition.  Two employees from PennDOT’s District 2, which represents Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin and Potter counties were among the honorees.

“I am honored to present the Star of Excellence Award to our employees who embody the drive and dedication that are so vital to keeping PennDOT moving,” Schoch said. “While they work in every area of the department, they have the common goal of achieving excellence and are an example for the rest of us.”

Local winners Kristen Smeal and Brian Brosius were honored at an awards luncheon at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg.

“Kristen and Brian are fine examples of employees who are giving their all in the name of customer service and productivity,” said District 2 Executive Kevin Kline.

They view each day as an opportunity to be at their best and they inspire their co-workers to do the same. It is a real pleasure for me to see them honored.”

Smeal is the District Roadway Programs Manager but was recognized as a Star of Excellence for her work as a Roadway Program Coordinator in Clearfield County Maintenance. She has an exemplary safety record and serves as a role model regarding work policies and safety standards. She is seen as a “go to” person, with the knowledge and ability to achieve the desired result. She has recently been promoted to District Roadway Programs Manager.

Brosius has been with the department since 2000 and is a Transportation Construction Manager 2. He was recognized as a Star of Excellence for his consistent professionalism and superior focus on each job he’s assigned. He has piloted a roadway materials project and works tirelessly to ensure safety and excellent customer service on all his construction projects.

To see the complete list of winners statewide, visit and click on “News Releases.”

The Star of Excellence Awards are presented annually to employees who represent the department’s values of service, performance and integrity. The recipients represent a variety of organizational positions, spanning from highway maintenance and driver and vehicle services workers, to programming specialists, communications staff and design and engineering specialists.

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