Madison – The Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association today announced the appointment of
Patrick O. Goss as Executive Director. Goss succeeds Patrick Stevens, who is leaving the organization
to pursue other opportunities.
Goss has served asexecutive vice president of the Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association (WAPA)
since January 2003. He was the deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation prior to
joining WAPA and worked for Governor Tommy Thompson from 1992 to 1995 as his transportation
policy advisor. He has served as deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, president of
the Wisconsin Sports Development Corporation and executive director of the Council of Small Business
Executives for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.
“Pat Goss is highly regarded and respected in the transportation industry for his exceptional leadership
skills and his knowledge of complex transportation policy,” said WTBA President Jim Peterson. “He
will be a valuable asset in charting WTBA’s future at a time when the industry and the state face critical
transportation infrastructure issues.”
Patrick Stevens joined WTBA in 2000 as Corporate Counsel and Director of Environmental &
Regulatory Affairs. He received high praise for his ability to work with the Department of Natural
Resources to come up with solutions that created a balance between economic development and
environmental stewardship. Stevens was promoted to executive director in 2005, and led industry
efforts to educate policymakers about Wisconsin’s transportation infrastructure needs and funding
alternatives to meet those needs.
WTBA is a statewide association of more than 300 companies that employ contractors, engineering
consultants and suppliers. WTBA members provide the equipment, materials, products and services
necessary for building roads, airports, railroads, bike paths and other transportation facilities in