Learn about the Team at Sacramento Transportation Authority, including our Executive Director and Accounting Manager.
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Kevin Bewsey, PE

Executive Director

Kevin Bewsey is a licensed civil engineer with two decades of engineering experience in transportation.  He started his career at Sacramento County Department of Transportation in design and then spent the next 10 years at a national consulting firm. During his time as a consultant he worked on the design and management of transportation projects for cities and counties throughout northern and central California. He also helped agencies navigate and obtain Highway Bridge Program Funding and led an effort to allow California State Parks to be eligible for this same funding.  In 2016, he rejoined the public sector eventually becoming the Capital Program Manager for the City of Elk Grove where he oversaw their $170 million five-year Capital Improvement Program. While at the City he created several partnerships with Caltrans, the City of Sacramento, and other agencies to obtain additional grant funding. He also oversaw several high profile projects funded with grants and bond funding such as the Old Town Plaza and Railroad Street Project.  He has recently returned to Sacramento County where he was a Principal Civil Engineer over programming and alternative modes.

Kevin received his BSME from California State University, Sacramento and is a registered professional engineer in California. He lives in the Sacramento, California region with his wife and two children.

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Dustin Purinton, CPA

Accounting Manager

Dustin Purinton serves as the Accounting Manager for the Sacramento Transportation Authority, a position he has held since September 2022. In his capacity, Mr. Purinton reports directly to the Executive Director and oversees the Authority’s financial and administrative functions.
Mr. Purinton manages diverse functions, including public finance, investor relations, treasury, financial planning, budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, revenue and grant administration, information technology, contracts administration, and general administration. Prior to joining the Authority, he worked for 5 years as a senior accountant auditor for the City of Sacramento in the Public Works Engineering Services Division, with the previous decade working in accounting and audit firms. Mr. Purinton received his B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and is an active Certified Public Accountant.
He is a member of the Government Financial Officers Association and Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, staying connected with industry best practices.