Coalition Governance

The Mid-America Freight Coalition (MAFC) spans ten states in the Mississippi Valley region and encourages participation from a wide variety of interested parties.

Organizational Structure (PDF)

The MAFC maintains an email list for those interested in regional freight and traffic operations activities. To join, please email Greg Waidley.

The Executive Committee consists of 10 state Department of Transportation executives from the MAASTO region. They guide regional cooperation efforts and approve plans of action to be implemented by the Technical Committee.

  • Teresa Adams (CFIRE Director, University of Wisconsin–Madison)
  • Ernie Perry (MAFC Program Director, University of Wisconsin–Madison)
  • Paul Trombino III (Director, Iowa Department of Transportation)
  • Ann L. Schneider (Secretary, Illinois Department of Transportation)
  • Michael B. Cline (Commissioner, Indiana Department of Transportation)
  • Kirk T. Steudle (Director, Michigan Department of Transportation)
  • Kevin Keith (Director, Missouri Department of Transportation)
  • Tom Sorrel (Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation)
  • Mike Hancock (Secretary, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)
  • Mike King (Secretary, Kansas Department of Transportation)
  • Mark Gottlieb (Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Transportation)
  • Jerry Wray (Director, Ohio Department of Transportation)

The Technical Committee consists of appointed state Department of Transportation staff (with voting rights) from the 10-state region, specializing in either freight policy/planning or traffic operations. In addition, the Technical Committee includes the open working groups of the Mississippi Valley Traffic Operation Coalition and Freight Planning/Policy Advisors. The Technical Committee proposes, recommends for approval by the Executive Committee, and implements plans of action for improving the regional transportation systems.

  • Teresa Adams (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
  • Ernie Perry (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
  • Craig O’Reilly (Iowa Department of Transportation)
  • Britt Edwards (Illinois Department of Transportation)
  • Keith Bucklew (Indiana Department of Transportation)
  • John Maddox (Kansas Department of Transportation)
  • Eddie Dawson (Kansas Department of Transportation)
  • Joel Skelley (Kansas Department of Transportation)
  • Jeremy Edgeworth (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)
  • Lynn Soporowski (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)
  • Keith Damron (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)
  • Jesse Gwilliams (Michigan Department of Transportation)
  • Larry Kearnes (Michigan Department of Transportation)
  • Cheryl Ball (Missouri Department of Transportation)
  • Bill Gardner (Minnesota Department of Transportation)
  • John Tompkins (Minnesota Department of Transportation)
  • Mark Locker (Ohio Department of Transportation)
  • Sandy Beaupre (Wisconsin Department of Transportation)
  • Peter Lynch (Wisconsin Department of Transportation)
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