Division administrator biographies

Casey Newman, administratorKenneth "Casey" Newman
Division of Business Management (DBM)

DBM manages WisDOT's personnel, payroll, information technology, facilities, fleet, purchasing, fiscal services, printing, and risk and safety programs. 

Casey Newman was appointed DBM Administrator in March of 2019. He has spent the majority of his 25-year career with WisDOT, serving in several senior management roles, most recently as the Director of the Bureau of Business Services in DBM and previously as the Director of the Office of Policy, Finance and, Improvement (now called the Office of Management and Budget). Casey has also held senior positions at the Department of Corrections and UW-Madison. You can reach Casey at (608) 266-2090 or casey.newman@dot.wi.gov.

Kristina Boardman, administratorKristina Boardman
Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

DMV helps millions of customers each year in-person, by phone, mail and/or Internet and generates more than $800 million annually to support Wisconsin's safe and efficient transportation system.

Kristina Boardman is the DMV Administrator, and has worked in state government for more than 20 years. Kristina spent 10 years as a legislative aide for the Wisconsin State Assembly before transitioning to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in 2005.

Prior to becoming DMV Administrator, Kristina worked as DMV Deputy Administrator and the Director of DMV Field Services. You can reach Kristina at (608) 266-1113 or kristina.boardman@dot.wi.gov.


Anthony Burrell, SuperintendentAnthony Burrell
Division of State Patrol (DSP)

Governor Tony Evers announced the appointment of Anthony Burrell as Superintendent of the Wisconsin State Patrol effective January 20, 2019.

Raised in Milwaukee, Burrell graduated with the State Patrol’s 40th recruit class in July of 1990 and began his career as a trooper in St. Croix County. He was promoted to sergeant in 2006, lieutenant in 2012, and named captain of the State Patrol’s 11-county Northeast Region in March of 2015.

Following the tragic shooting death of Trooper Trevor Casper by an armed suspect on March 24, 2015, Burrell was awarded the Medal of Valor - the State Patrol's highest decoration for bravery. In December of 2016, Burrell was promoted to major and deputy director of the State Patrol's Bureau of Field Operations.

President of the National Black State Troopers Coalition, Burrell has a bachelor's degree in Finance and a minor in Management from Upper Iowa University. He is also a graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety.
You can reach Burrell at (844) 847-1234 or anthony.burrell@dot.wi.gov.

Aileen Switzer, administrator Aileen Switzer 
Division of Transportation Investment Management (DTIM)

DTIM includes bureaus that are responsible for a wide range of activities including planning and economic development; state highway programs; transit, local roads, rails and harbors; and aeronautics.

Aileen Switzer has worked for WisDOT since 1998 in several other management positions in the Division of Transportation System Development and Division of Motor Vehicles. You can reach Aileen at (608) 266-5791 or aileen.switzer@dot.wi.gov.


Joe Nestler, P.E., administratorDivision of Transportation System Development Administrator Joe Nestler
Division of Transportation System Development (DTSD)

DTSD oversees the development, maintenance and operations functions of the State Trunk Highway (STH) system.

Joe Nestler was appointed administrator of DTSD in February 2017. Joe is a registered professional engineer with a civil engineering degree from the University of Illinois. He has over 25 years of transportation engineering experience through his work in the private sector and at WisDOT.

Outside of transportation, Joe spent four years working in research and development and is an author on four U.S. patents. You can reach Joe at (608) 266-6885 or joseph.nestler@dot.wi.gov