Division administrator biographies

Mitchell Warren, acting administrator
Division of Business Management (DBM)

DBM manages WisDOT's personnel, payroll, information technology, facilities, fleet, purchasing, fiscal services, printing, and risk and safety programs. You can reach Mitch at (608) 266-2878 or mitchell.warren@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.



J.D. Lind, superintendentJD Lind
Division of State Patrol (DSP)

Superintendent J.D. Lind is a native of Bayfield, Wisconsin, and began his career with the State Patrol as a member of the 44th Recruit Class in 1994. Since that time, he has served in a variety of roles in the Northwest, North Central and Southwest Region State Patrol posts, as well as with the State Patrol’s Bureau of Specialized Services. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 2015 and to Colonel in September 2016.

Prior to entering law enforcement, Superintendent Lind was a high school teacher. He holds a B.S. degree from UW-Stout.


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 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