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Staff Directory


The Office coordinates the presentation of the Department’s legislative and budget programs to the Congress. It monitors and responds to the DOT-related activities of the Department’s Congressional oversight, authorizing, and appropriations committees. It is also the principal Departmental advocate before Congress for DOT’s legislative initiatives and other legislative matters. In this regard, the Office ensures that all testimony and responses to Congressional inquiries are consistent with the Secretary’s and the Administration’s views.

The Office is also responsible for developing constructive, working relationships with state and locally elected officials and their associations such as the National Governors Association, the National Association of Counties, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.  Equally as important, the Office cultivates and enhances relations with national and local organizations, public and private groups, and state organizations to promote DOT policies that benefit our nation.

TitleNamePhone Number
Assistant SecretaryDana Gresham202-366-4573
Staff AssistantMaria Harrison202-366-4573
Administrative OfficerLee Tomlinson202-366-9484
Special Assistant to Assistant Secretary Vacant 
Deputy Assistant SecretaryAmit Bose202-493-6402
Deputy Assistant SecretaryPatricia Readinger202-366-9801 
Deputy Assistant SecretaryJoanna Turner202-366-4089
Associate DirectorMichael Daley202-366-0425
Associate DirectorAlex Friendly 202-366-5106
Associate DirectorPeter Gould202-366-6321
Associate Director Maria Elena Juarez 202-366-5687
Liaison SpecialistJoyce Green202-366-4904
Congressional Affairs AssistantTonya McAllister202-366-4563
Program SpecialistBeverly Thorne


Updated: Thursday, April 4, 2013