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Tom Rhatican, assistant deputy secretary

Tom Rhatican, Assistant Deputy Secretary Tom Rhatican
WisDOT assistant deputy secretary

Tom Rhatican serves as the Department of Transportation's Assistant Deputy Secretary. In this role, he oversees and manages legislative activities/relationships for the department, including providing testimony at legislative and public hearings.

Tom previously served as an administrator at the Department of Veterans Affairs and held a number of other leadership positions at DVA and as a legislative chief of staff. He is an attorney with experience in private law practice. Tom is a U.S. Army veteran with over 30 years of service in active duty, Guard and Reserves and recently retired from the U.S. Army Reserve with the rank of Colonel.

He is a graduate of Boston University, the U.S. Army War College and UWľMadison Law School.

Tom lives in Madison with his wife, Linda. They have five children.

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Last modified: September 10, 2013

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