Barry McManaman, Great Bend area engineer for the Kansas Department of Transportation, has achieved a career milestone and is celebrating 30 years of valued service to the State of Kansas.
McManaman graduated from Kansas State University in May 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He began working for KDOT as an Engineer in Training at the Winfield Office in June 1984. In June 1986 he was promoted to the Construction Engineer position in the Great Bend KDOT Office. In June of 1997 he was promoted to the Area Engineer position in the Great Bend office and has served in that capacity since that time. He oversees all KDOT construction and maintenance operations in Barton, Pawnee, Rice, and Rush Counties, as well as the northern half of Stafford County. In his career he has been involved in the planning and implementation of numerous state and local projects that were funded through KDOT’s highway programs, including the current T-Works program. He is also a proud member of the K-State Alumni Association.
McManaman lives in Great Bend with his wife Cathie, who works for USD 428. They have three children. Their daughter Dena Hiss attended KSU and graduated from Newman University. She lives in Great Bend with her husband Matt and son Graham, who is 9 months old. Their son Brett will graduate in May from KSU with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Their daughter Kelli will graduate in May from Great Bend High School, with plans to attend KSU in the fall.