Deputy Secretary

Kristina Boardman, Deputy Secretary

As Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), Kristina Boardman is the chief operating officer for a state agency with more than 3,200 employees, dozens of field offices and a biennial budget of more than $8 billion. She is the first female deputy secretary at WisDOT.

Kristina previously served as the administrator of WisDOT's Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), which serves millions of Wisconsinites each year through in-person, phone, mail and online interactions. Under her leadership, DMV continually excelled in areas of customer service, efficiency and innovation. Some of her key accomplishments included implementing the federal REAL ID program in Wisconsin, expanding opportunities to schedule appointments at DMV service centers, and innovating an award-winning online service for customers to title and register their vehicles. 

Kristina served as Chair of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) International Board of Directors for the 2022-23 federal fiscal year.

WisDOT benefits from Kristina's 28-years of state government service, which includes 10-years as a legislative aide for the Wisconsin State Assembly before transitioning to WisDOT in 2005. Prior to becoming DMV administrator, Kristina served as DMV deputy administrator and director of DMV field services.

Kristina has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. Kristina and her husband Adam live in Sun Prairie and have two adult children.

You can reach the Office of the Secretary at (608) 266-1114 or​​