WTBA Announces New Executive Director

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 as executive 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