Executive Office biographies

Carrie Cox​Carrie Cox, chief counsel and director of the office of general counsel
Office of General Counsel (OGC)

Carrie Cox is the Chief Legal Counsel and the Director of the Office of General Counsel (OGC). The OGC acts as legal counsel for WisDOT and works closely with WisDOT leadership to provide guidance on a wide variety of legal issues.

Carrie has been at WisDOT since 2011. As a project attorney, she worked on several large, complex projects including the Zoo Interchange, I-39/90 and a WIS12/18 (Beltline) study. Prior to joining OGC, Carrie was the Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs for Charter Communications and an attorney in private practice with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Milwaukee.  Carrie graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from UW-Milwaukee and a juris doctor from Marquette University Law School. You can reach Carrie at (608) 266-8810 or carrie.cox@dot.wi.gov.

Bob Reed
Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Bob Reed is the Inspector General and director of the Office of Inspector General. He has worked at WisDOT since 2013, most recently as a supervisor in the Local Programs and Finance section within the Division of Tranportation Investment Management. Prior to his time at WisDOT, Bob worked at the Legislative Audit Bureau, conducting evaluations of a variety of state programs.  Bob graduated with a bachelor's degree in legal studies and psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a juris doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School. You can reach Bob at (608) 266-3663 or robert.reed@dot.wi.gov.



Kristin McHughKristin McHugh, director of the office of public affairs
Office of Public Affairs (OPA)

Kristin McHugh is the Director for the Office of Public Affairs (OPA) and Communications Director. Kristin has nearly 20 years of experience at WisDOT, most recently serving as the Deputy Director of Communications. She also served as the North Central Region Communications Manager.  Prior to joining WisDOT, she worked for several years as a public relations specialist for an educational software firm. Kristin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. You can​ reach Kristin at (608) 266-3581 or kristin.mchugh@dot.wi.gov.