omeprazole online discount effexor canada where to buy avodart online clomid online usa buy celebrex us buy tamsulosin tablets lipitor diabetes canada viagra for momen global pharmacy plus online quetiapine purchase doxycycline hyclate cialis india pharmacy topamax dopamax buy valtrex drug cheap viagra online prescription pfizer viagra without prescription plavix cost walgreens fucidin 20mg unguento ethinyl oestradiol cream buy online cialis pharmacy nolvadex ed pills best generic cialis prices trazodone buy online 50 mg lexapro 10mg price ireland viagra cialis generic viagra for womens buy fluoxetine uk buy viagra from india keppra generic buy cialis a vendre montreal toradol nombre generico y comercial generic rogaine cheap generic doxycycline vs doryx toradol use in canada buy nolvadex canada cialis scams ampicillin dosage for enterococcus faecalis prednisone pills for sale cost lipitor 80 mg getting off tetracycline where can you buy orlistat valtrex tablet description canadian drugstores costa rica pharmacy cialis cialis canada pharmacy online toradol 10 mg a narcotic diovan generic yet prevacid 24hr caps 42-count deltasone india promethazine cream uk clomid 50 mg dose buy paxil drug lamictal 50 mg day get prednisone prescription lexapro without a script naproxen 93 148 finasteride sale canada crestor dosage 2.5 mg generic metformin uk prednisone cheapest purchase real cialis zovorax eye drops for sale viagra cheap prescription dapoxetine synthesis crestor 20 mg wirkstoff viagra for sale in alaska buy accutane uk no prescription buy amoxicillin defense clomid generic price paypal viagra india diovan hct generic walmart trazodone 50 mg vs ambien celebrex use in elderly cheapviagra from india buy orlistat spain xenical 120mg to buy online finpecia discount femara 7.5 mg follicles doxycycline hyclate 20 mg tablet lasix online prescription ventolin canada inhaler augmentin dispersible tablet buy antibiotics 250 zyprexa us pharmacist buy 125 mcg synthroid online generic prevacid online order synthroid canada trazodone 150 mg vs xanax price prednisone 10mg protonix cheapest order zithromax azithromycin canada purchase claritin d purchase trazodone price viagra buy inderal la 80 zithromax 500 mg iv metformin 1000 mg er levetiracetam cost generic finasteride get levitra professional buy furosemide 40 mg online has celebrex gone generic yet aciclovir tablets when pregnant abilify nexium buy online order omeprazole price uk mail order viagra legal will abilify get me high doxycycline pill lodged in throat nexium xr lasix 40 mg 12 tablet fluconazole sale whoesale levitra pills claritin uk promethazine 50 mg tablet gabapentin online prescription aciclovir 200 mg genfar buying clomid fertility drug doxycycline price rise budesonide lactation cialis strongest femara generic price cipro xr tab zithromax for sale uk nizoral not available tamoxifen medication order brand name viagra online viagra generic uk oversea pharmacy where can i buy clomid and metformin generic topamax 25 clomid missed pill tamsulosin cost levitra professional 20 mg crestor best price buy azithromycin single dose valtrex canada buy online diovan get you high price lamictal starter kit zithromax 1 tablet nexium 40 mg and weight gain crestor 20 mg 90 film tablet abilify price walmart price synthroid 50 mcg where to buy levitra spray price zetia prescription buy amoxicillin online in the uk buy nitrostat without prescription fluconazole tablet and alcohol dapoxetine priligy canada avodart korea doxycycline medication used for substitute for crestor 10mg buy crestor 10 arcoxia furosemide 20mg tab next day viagra delivery lexapro 10 mg and xanax xenical 120 mg harga amoxicillin for fish and humans uk diovan price celebrex banned us buy generic cialis australia purchase naproxen uk omeprazole 6 mg yasmin discount menshealth.generic viagra order avodart online no prescription generic flonase cost walgreens find cialis in germany generic of crestor prednisone monograph canada nexium tablets ingredients order flomax from canada lamictal cost per pill brand viagra over the net diflucan 40 mg/ml buying zoloft no prescription harga zithromax tablet promethazine pills and xanax buy tetracycline 250 mg generic revatio cost buy fast propecia generic synthroid potency cialis prices 5mg cheapest fastest canadian pharmacy avodart libido 40mg nexium cost buy generic levitra pills dosis ventolin tablet crestor discount card philippines doxycycline 50 mg for dogs buy aciclovir 400mg uk phenergan dosage vertigo where can i buy viagra or cialis neurontin generic drug rogaine buy australia cialis 36 hour zithromax cost with insurance free trial cialis australia buy brand levitra online cheapest acyclovir online norvasc 2.5 mg best prices on generic viagra buy nolvadex and clomid generic cialis rating buy clomid online in australia cost of pantoprazole mestranol vs. ethinyl estradiol buy cheap duloxetine levaquin 500 mg dosage buy cialis soft fast shipping buy zithromax online from uk buy cialis canadian trazodone usos purchase claritin colour clomid pills finpecia tablets in uk norvasc 5mg tablet low cost omeprazole buy zyrtec cheap isotretinoin online acquistare_viagra_25_mg generic viagra cheap australia uk furosemide tadalafil side effects dapoxetine 30 cost cymbalta medication buying effexor xr clomid cost 100mg how much does promethazine cost without insurance isotretinoin india prices online rx viagra canada accutane price lipitor india cost wellbutrin price pharmacy mexico prescriptions hydrocodone cialis vs cialis professional online accutane order diovan patent expiry uk nexium tablet obat trazodone cost walmart buy amoxicillin clavulanate potassium doxycycline tablets india lisinopril cost at walmart lisinopril buy cheap no prescription inexpensive cialis isotretinoin otc viagra dosage frequency price voltaren gel 1 us pulmicort lipitor 160 mg promethazine uses cough zithromax 250 mg uses buy citalaprom online no prescription doxycycline 100mg online get cipro online femara buy buy prednisolone 5mg online buy generic online viagra viagra professional pfizer abilify cost drugs norvasc 80 mg lipitor generic and muscle pain buy estrogen pills purple viagra pills pill finder synthroid bupropion buying online gabapentin buying levitra web sites ciprofloxacin tablet adalah prilosec online cheap when will cialis come off patent augmentin online shop generic protonix united states uk propecia online voltaren buy cheap rapid 50 tablet yasmin buying yasmin pill online doxycycline online purchase diflucan to get rid of candida lipitor non generic advair 250 50 price order effexor nexium 40 mg india generic finasteride sale nexium 20 mg price lasix online no prescription ampicillin sulbactam india avodart price canada generic cialis warnings order valtrex online no prescription zithromax azithromycin online generic ketoconazole canada valtrex purchase discount crestor canada prices levitra online doctor genuine brand name cialis buy elavil online with out prescription ventolin order dutasteride in india buy diflucan one generic vytorin usa synthroid costco doxycycline online malaria google. viagra india women's viagra samples bystolic canadan provider aciclovir 800 mg kaina plavix buy india buy viagra with no prescription keppra 250 mg buy generic cialis buy valtrex nz prednisone tablet uses cialis professional fucidin 20 mg /g salbe buy nexium 40 purchase prednisone price tamoxifen usa pill allegra order alli uk steroid tablet prednisolone esomeprazole pill generic crestor crestor toradol mg antibiotics for sale on line avodart once online-apotheke cost alli pills flomax cr tablets generic synthroid buy clomid toronto avodart without 1000 mg prednisone multiple sclerosis trazodone get you norvasc generic online cutting nexium tablet in half viagra 25 montelukast india ventolin rotahaler price philippines topiramate liquid olmesartan medoxomil europe order zithromax name in india buy diflucan at walgreens allegra tablet contents avodart 0.5 mg capsule molle allegra d on sale buy sleeping pills online imitrex official site buying rogaine women valtrex buy now doxycycline 400 mg acne cialis professional cheap buying xenical orlistat voltaren 50 diflucan 50 mg suspension oral buy speman himalaya generic pulmicort 180 diflucan pill vs cream lithium lexapro first pill cheap cialis without rx valsartan pill fosamax get naproxen generic fosamax 70 mg dosing celebrex 100mg cap plavix canada generic naproxen ukraine zovirax tablets over the counter australia xenical 120 mg adalah buying a ventolin inhaler avodart joint swelling cialis online boots donde puedo comprar cytotec en usa order celebrex 200mg imitrex drug interactions buying accutane online order viagra online canada no prescription soft levitra tablets metformin 1500 mg us on line pharmacy selling doxycycline lasix emergency use price norvasc australia ampicillin online zyrtec discount prices doxycycline retail cost www.onlinepharma promethazine suppository price propecia buy south africa purchase effexor cheaped sample pack acyclovir tablet untuk aciclovir online kaufen 7.5 mg femara pcos valacyclovir tablets price levitra sale buy lipitor price canada lisinopril 40 mg buy cialis tadalafil fluoxetine generic viagra in usa valeant wellbutrin xl canada generic for crestor buy clomid online fast delivery bupropion price canada viagra generic cheap wellbutrin pill identifier buy accutane oral medication diclofenac in spanish lasix cheap no prescription generic norvasc 10mg price levitra en ligne canada cost cymbalta uk lipitor ukpar lamictal website clomid purchase buy zithromax online 500 mg buy lexapro 2009 buy zovirax canada generic topamax safe what is levitra professional xenical uk to buy norvasc generic canada cialis price usa syntolexin best viagra prices 100mg price of ventolin at walmart cialis 20 mg espanol buy cialis uk next day delivery best overseas pharmacy tramadol purchase fedex celebrex generic name order fluoxetine hcl online illegal viagra sales canada order ventolin hfa lipitor generic recall donepezil medication viagra cream for men buy finasteride 1mg propecia online malaysia abilify cheap nexium 40 mg generic name pcn without apresrciption aciclovir tablet prednisone to buy online femara tablets cost accutane ebay how to buy diflucan tablet buy viagra online in the uk cialis dosage and uses buy diflucan pills online buy zithromax azithromycin buy cheap accutane roaccutane buy tadalafil 270 online zovirax in den usa order clomid online canada metformin ordering cheap valacyclovir no prescription buy prozac cyprus synthroid price without insurance topiramate tablet 25 mg buy prednisone 20mg tablets cialis 50mg cheap accutane canada tadalafil trazodone price cvs cheap proscar finasteride allegra 360 mg daily 410 online meds without scripts online pharmacy alli buy online prednisone 5mg cost lipitor australia amoxicillin tablets buy online canada zoloft no prescription buying cialis stateside accutane 95 order tetracycline canada wellbutrin generic retail price buy celebrex online canada how to get antibiotics in uk viamedic amoxil price canada selling cialis online lisinopril online order who makes generic plavix wellbutrin xl vs sr price lasix with no rx fast shipping amoxil mg sildenafil online canada best proscar pill cutter how can i buy doxycycline online finasteride 5 m where to buy dutasteride online clomid uk boots dapoxetine in india emcure simvastatin 20 mg espanol buy nolvadex online overnight generic viagra customer reviews forum
Share this page on facebook
King of the roads PDF Print E-mail
Feature
Written by KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM   
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 18:30

Mark Gottlieb has parlayed his interest and expertise in transportation into a state cabinet position that keeps this Port-to-Madison commuter close to his work

    Most little boys play with cars and trucks, but outgrow that tendency as they grow up. Mark Gottlieb parlayed that early interest into a career.

    Gottlieb is secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, a department that deals with everything from bicycling to driving and flying and boating.

    His department oversees the roughly 700 miles of railroad tracks the state owns, as well as the Wisconsin State Patrol.

    He’s in charge of a department with 3,400 employees and a $3.25 billion annual budget and is responsible for the 11,800-mile state highway system.

    “Just about everyone in the state is our customer,” said Gottlieb, a longtime Port Washington resident. “We’re the people who get people to and from the market, tourists to and from their
destinations. And everything in our economy depends on moving something from one place to another.

    “We touch everyone every day, because virtually everyone uses some mode of transportation each day.”

    The 56-year-old Gottlieb was picked for the job when Gov. Scott Walker took office two years ago.

    “I let it be known it was an appointment I would like to have,” said Gottlieb, who had just been re-elected to his fifth term the Wisconsin Assembly at the time.

    He likened the selection process for the cabinet-level position to that used by businesses hiring executives, adding he didn’t need to do a lot of soul searching before accepting the job.

    “It was never my intention to make a long-term career out of the Legislature,” Gottlieb said, noting the average tenure for an assemblyman is probably less than 10 years. “I enjoyed the
time I spent there, but it was time to move on.”

    Gottlieb, who had served in the Assembly since 2002, resigned his seat just hours after taking office in 2011 and was immediately sworn in as secretary of the DOT.

    It was a position that seems tailor-made for Gottlieb, who has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in municipal transportation and a master’s degree in transportation
engineering.

    A Navy veteran, he worked in private industry and municipal government, serving as the Village of Grafton public works director from 1992 until 2003, and was also active in municipal
government. Gottlieb was a City of Port Washington alderman from 1991 to 1997 and mayor for six years after that before being elected to the Legislature in 2003.

    While in the Assembly, Gottlieb served on the Transportation Projects Commission and co-chaired the Joint Legislative Commission on Transportation Needs and Finances. He also
served in a number of leadership positions, including speaker pro tem for the 2007-08 session and assistant Republican leader of the Assembly for the 2009-10 session.

    “The Legislature is a place where you can delve into areas you have an interest in,” Gottlieb said. “I always was kind of a policy guy.”

    Working at the cabinet level is “certainly a lot different” than his previous job, Gottlieb said.

    “It’s a steep learning curve,” he said. “There’s a lot to get up to speed with quickly.”

    He’s fortunate, he said, that the rest of the senior leadership in the department has been there a long time, including his deputy director, who’s been there more than 30 years.

    Today, Gottlieb spends the week in Madison — he’s rented a small apartment there — with side trips to offices throughout the state and travels back to Port Washington for weekends with
his wife Linda.

    “I don’t know that there is a typical day on this job,” he said. “I enjoy what I do. It’s not a 9-to-5 thing. That’s part of the challenge.

    “There are a lot of meetings, a fair amount of public-type events. I’m on the road a lot. The agency is all over the state, and I try to meet with the employees at the regional offices twice a
year.”

    While he doesn’t know how many miles he’s traveled as the secretary, Gottlieb said his time on the road can be summed up simply — “I know I’ve been north of Highway 29 more times in
the last two years than in my whole life prior.”

    He, his deputy secretary and executive assistant form the core of the DOT leadership, Gottlieb said. His deputy functions as the chief operating officer, and his executive assistant handles
external relations, serving as a legislative liaison.

    “My job is to design policy and strategic direction,” Gottlieb said, as well as dealing with others outside the agency. “We work together very closely.”

    Although large projects, such as the Zoo interchange and Hoan bridge, tend to get all the attention, Gottlieb said they’re a small part of his department’s work.

    “The real bread-and-butter of what we do is preserve our system. Maintenance is where we spend most of our money,” he said. “We don’t build that many new highways.”

    Gottlieb, who has always been known for his attention to detail, said he doesn’t get too involved in specific projects. He leaves that up to his staff.

    “I tend to be an engaged, hands-on person. I ask a lot of questions,” he said. “But you just can’t know everything that’s going on. You have to have a high degree of confidence in your
staff.

    “There’s no one who knows a job better than the person who does it every day. My role is to support them and do my best to get them the resources they need to do their job.”

    He spends a lot of time talking to legislators, but his office isn’t in the Capitol. Instead, it’s about four miles to the west.

    In part because of that, Gottlieb said he doesn’t have a lot of day-to-day interaction with Walker, but noted that the cabinet meets about every two weeks.

    Although he never served in the Legislature with Walker, Gottlieb said he’s happy to be working with him.

    “The governor’s been great to work for,” he said. “He’s very supportive of what we do. He understands the importance of transportation.”

    Walker, he noted, identified five themes in his budget in January, among them an investment in infrastructure, something that’s key to the DOT.

    Gottlieb serves at the behest of the governor. With Walker being touted in some circles as a potential presidential candidate in 2016, it’s natural to ask if he’s got his eye on a federal post.

    “Not really,” he said. “I haven’t really thought about it. That’s a long way off, and I’m concentrating my efforts on doing the best job for the governor and the residents of the state today.”


Image Information: LONGTIME PORT WASHINGTON resident Mark Gottlieb stood on the city’s western border, next to the reconstructed Highway 33 — a project completed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation after he took over as secretary of the DOT in 2011.                       Photo by Sam Arendt

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet.

busy