He transferred to the Collin County Area Office in 1990 where he
served as a construction project engineer, area office design manager, and progressed to assistant area engineer. Promoted in 2004 to area engineer for the Collin County Area Office, he was responsible for planning, design, construction, and maintenance operations.

In 2006, Kelly was named the Dallas District Director of Transportation Operations. He became the Director of Transportation Planning and Development for the Dallas District in 2009. Prior to his appointment as district engineer, Selman served as deputy district engineer, a post he held since 2010. Selman graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1986. He became a licensed professional engineer in 1991.

A native of Whitewright, Selman is in his 19th year as a member of the Whitewright ISD Board of Trustees. He also serves on the Whitewright 4A Economic Development Board, is a Deacon at the Whitewright Church of Christ and a founding member of the Whitewright Youth Baseball/Softball Association. He and his wife, Denise, have three children and two grandchildren.

TX Dot Luncheon
Location: Magnuson Grand Hotel
1515 N. I-35 East, DeSoto, TX 75115
Wednesday, March 7th  // 11:30am - 1:00pm

Presenting Sponsor: City of DeSoto
Special Keynote Speaker, James K. Selman, P.E. District Engineer with TXDot, Dallas District. Along with Mayor Curtistene McCowan with the City of DeSoto. 

11:30 - Networking / Lunch Served
Noon - Welcome / Invocation / Announcements
12:15 - Speaker Presentation
12:50 - Door Prizes / Closing Remarks

Presenting Sponsor: $350 - Reserved table for 8, Logo on Chamber Event Listing, Logo Website, Full Page Ad in Program, Social Media Acknowledgment and Marketing Materials; Acknowledgment at Podium, Logo Recognition on Main Event Flyer

VIP Table - $295 - Logo on Chamber Event Listing, Logo Website, Full Page Ad in Program, Social Media Acknowledgment; Acknowledgment at Podium

Basic Reserved Table: $225 - Reserved Table for 8, Logo on Website

Door Prize Sponsor: $75 - Picture with Winner, Door Prize Recognition on Social Media, Ticket/Meal for One Person.

Individual Tickets $20 (Pre-Registered); $25 at the Door
Individual prices:
> Members (pre-registered) - $20
> Non-Member / Not pre-registered - $25

To register please call the DeSoto Chamber at 972.224.3565 or Register Online Here.

Magnuson Grand Hotel

1515 N. I-35 East DeSoto, TX 75115


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James K. “Kelly” Selman is the district engineer for the Dallas District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The district comprises seven counties — Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall. Selman’s appointment as district engineer took effect December 15, 2014.

Selman joined TxDOT’s Roadway Design Section in the Dallas District in 1986 as an
engineering assistant.