Wisconsin Department of Transportation Names Craig Mayer as Inspector General

Last September, Governor Scott Walker signed Executive Order #255 directing the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) to create an Office of Inspector General. Craig Mayer has been selected to serve as Inspector General and begins his service today.

The Inspector General will serve as an advisor to the Secretary along with working with executive leadership in the Department. Mayer’s primary role will be to review all policies and practices of WisDOT for inefficiencies, waste, fraud, and abuse. Making the best use of taxpayer dollars requires identifying inefficiencies in order to best allocate resources and deliver savings back to the taxpayers.

Executive Order #255 details the role and responsibilities of the Office of Inspector General and requires a report be submitted to the Secretary. The report will detail all findings and recommendations for reform. 

Mayer received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Master of Engineering from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Mayer previously worked as the Director of Public Works for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic in Virginia. Mayer is a professional engineer with an extensive background in program/project management and process improvement.

For more information, contact:

WisDOT Office of Public Affairs
(608) 266-3581
opa.exec@dot.wi.gov