I asked Scott Bennett, who’ll depart his job as director of the Arkansas Department of Transportation, where he’ll be going to work after he leaves the job next month.

Bennett, 54, had said he’ll be going to work with an engineering consulting firm in the southeastern United States.

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In response to my questions by e-mail, he said his new employer is NOT a local engineering firm and it would be announced closer to the time he leaves the job. But he did say, when I asked if the job would entail work here, that he’ll be “relocating from Arkansas.”

Lorie Tudor, a deputy director of the agency, was named Thursday to succeed Bennett.