Gov. Scott Walker has named Dave Ross as the next Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Secretary, replacing Mark Gottlieb who resigning effective Jan. 6.
Ross, who will take over the department Jan. 7, formerly served as secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. Before that, he served two terms as mayor of Superior, Wisconsin.
“Dave Ross has been an outstanding leader for our administration at the DSPS since 2011,” says Walker. “Dave has always looked to improve the way government operates, and I am confident he will bring the same innovative, taxpayer-first approach to the DOT.”
“I thank Governor Walker for placing his trust in me to run the DOT,” Secretary Ross said. “I look forward to hitting the ground running and continuing to serve as a strong taxpayer advocate for Governor Walker in this new role.”