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Mark Gottlieb, P.E., secretary
Mark Gottlieb was appointed by Governor Scott Walker to serve as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) beginning in January 2011.
Secretary Gottlieb previously represented the 60th Assembly District in the Wisconsin State Legislature. He was first elected to the Assembly in 2002 and served as Assistant Minority Leader in 2009, Speaker Pro Tempore in 2007 and Majority Caucus Vice Chairperson in 2005.
Secretary Gottlieb was born and raised in Milwaukee. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin. He served in the US Navy from 1974-1978.
Secretary Gottlieb served as an alderman in the city of Port Washington from 1991 to 1997 and as mayor of Port Washington from 1997 to 2003. He worked as a professional engineer for 24 years in various public and private sector positions.
Secretary Gottlieb's honors and recognitions include Wisconsin Counties Association "Outstanding Legislator", League of Wisconsin Municipalities "Outstanding Legislator", Wisconsin Farm Bureau "Friend of Agriculture," and Wisconsin Builders Association "Friend of Housing." He currently serves as vice-president of the Mid-America Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
WisDOT is one of the largest state agencies, with 3,500 employees and an annual budget of more than $3 billion. The department supports all modes of transportation, including state highways, local roads, railroads, public transit systems, airports, harbors and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The department also serves 50,000 people each day through the Division of Motor Vehicles and includes the Division of State Patrol which enforces laws and aids motorists throughout the state.
Secretary Gottlieb has been married to his wife, Linda, a registered nurse, for 34 years. They have four adult children.
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