September 28, 2022
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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed Craig Thompson – secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation – to a two-year term as chair of its Council on Water Transportation.

[Above photo by the Wisconsin DOT]

Governor Tony Evers (D) named Thompson as Wisconsin DOT secretary in January 2019. He previously served as executive director of the Transportation Develo​pment Association or TDA of Wisconsin.

Thompson, at right, with USDOT Sec. Buttigieg at left. Photo by the Wisconsin DOT.

Thompson has more than 25 years of experience working with Wisconsin businesses, communities, legislators and units of government.

Prior to leading TDA, he served as the legislative director for the Wisconsin Counties Association, managing legislative initiatives at the state and federal levels.

Thompson is a native of Racine, WI, and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He lives in Madison with his wife and they have a daughter and a son.

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