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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 represented the 60th Assembly District in the Wisconsin State Legislature from 2003-2011. Prior to that, he served as an alderman and mayor in the city of Port Washington.
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's honors and recognitions include the Wisconsin Counties Association “Friend of County Government" award, League of Wisconsin Municipalities "Outstanding Legislator", Wisconsin Farm Bureau "Friend of Agriculture," and Wisconsin Builders Association "Friend of Housing.”
Secretary Gottlieb is past-president of the Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO).
WisDOT is one of the largest state agencies, with 3,500 employees and an annual budget of more than $3.5 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 36 years. They have four adult children.
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