Staff

Steve Baas
Executive Director
Kevin Traas
Director of Policy & Finance
Matt Grove
Director of Engineering and Construction Policy
Elise Nelson
Director of Grassroots Advocacy and Community Engagement
Jodi Jensen
General Counsel
Catherine DeMarco
Event Coordinator
Michelle Klubertanz
Administrative Assistant

Committees

 
Board of Directors
WTBA is governed by a 17-member Board of Directors representing all sectors of the construction industry. The Board meets semi-monthly.
 
Executive Committee
Association budget, personnel and other management responsibilities are overseen by WTBA officers and its immediate past president.
 
Legislative Committee
This committee monitors legislative initiatives and directs the Association's political efforts.
 
Environmental Committee
This committee meets regularly to discuss and monitor a range of environmental issues impacting transportation construction. Membership is open to any WTBA member.
 
Safety Committee
Comprised primarily of company safety directors, this committee focuses primarily on OSHA and work zone safety issues. Membership is open to any WTBA member.
 
WTBA of Tomorrow
This 7-member board administers the Association's Scholarship Program and organizes events to foster a better understanding of key issues among younger industry professionals.
 
Associate Member Council
This 9-member council of representatives from Associate Member companies works on the participation and involvement of Associate Members in WTBA including sponsorship and developing/supporting networking opportunities such as WTBA's Annual Golf Outing.
 
Consulting Council
This 8-member council of representatives from Associate Member consulting engineering firms works on contract administration and other construction-related issues.
 
Join a Committee
Looking to get more involved? Visit our Contact Page and let us know you're interested in joining one of our committees!

Board of Directors

WTBA is governed by a 17-member Board of Directors representing all sectors of the construction industry. The Board meets semi-monthly.

President - Jeff Peterson
James Peterson Sons, Inc.
Medford, WI 54451
1st Vice President - JR Ramthun
Michels Road & Stone, Inc.
Brownsville, WI 53006
2nd Vice President - Summer Strand
Walbec Group
Waukesha, WI 53188
Secretary - Neil Bakke
Mathy Construction Co.
Onalaska, WI54650
Treasurer - Dan Zignego
Zignego Co., Inc.
Waukesha, WI 53186
Past President - Dan Weinkauf
Integrity Grading & Excavating, Inc.
Schofield, WI 54476
Board Member - Dennis Behnke
Lunda Construction Co.
Black River Falls, WI 54615
Board Member - Eric Bertram
Edgerton Contractors
Oak Creek, WI 53154
Board Member - Peter Duffek
Musson Brothers
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Board Member - Brian Oppman
Trierweiler Construction & Supply Co., Inc.
Marshfield, WI 54449
Board Member - Jeff Parisi
Parisi Construction
Verona, WI 53593
Board Member - Jason Samz
Zenith Tech, Inc.
Waukesha, WI 53187
Board Member - Josh Wade
Arbor Green, Inc.
Portage, WI 53901
Chair, WTBA Legislative Committee - Bill Kennedy
Rock Road Companies, Inc.
Janesville, WI 53547
Chair, WTBA of Tomorrow - Chad Shihata
Zenith Tech, Inc.
Waukesha, WI 53187
Chair, WTBA Associates Council - Jeff Frey
Hausman Group
Madison, WI 53725
Chair, WTBA Consultant Council - Dan Grasser
Benesch
Milwaukee, WI 53233