AASHTO 2023-24 Presidential Profile – Craig Thompson

In this year’s AASHTO Presidential Profile, we spotlight Craig Thompson, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and 2023-2024 AASHTO President. Since his appointment by Governor Tony Evers in 2019, Thompson has overseen one of Wisconsin’s foremost agencies, managing a $8 billion biennial budget encompassing highways, roads, transit, railroads, airports and harbors. Boasting over 30 years of transportation leadership at the state and national levels, including a past presidency of the Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials, Thompson has outlined three major emphasis areas for his AASHTO term: realizing the promise of the historic IIJA infrastructure bill, bolstering safety on America’s roadways, and reinvigorating the transportation workforce. As AASHTO’s new President, he is poised to advance national transportation priorities and innovations by collaborating with AASHTO’s community of state transportation officials and industry partners across the country.

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