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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.

Governmental Affairs Contact List with names, emails and phone numbers.
Title Name Phone Number
Assistant Secretary Mohsin Syed  202-366-4573
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (Senate) - Congressional Vacant  202-366-4573
Deputy Assistant Secretary (House)  - Congressional  Jean Roehrenbeck 202-366-4573
Deputy Assistant Secretary - Intergovernmental Charles Small 202-366-4573
 Assistant Secretary - Tribal Affairs  Arlando Teller 202-366-4573
Tribal Affairs Director Milo Booth 202-366-4573
 Advisor for Governmental Affairs Vacant 202-366-4573
Associate Director for Governmental Affairs Vacant 202-366-4573
Special Assistant for Intergovernmental Affairs  Landon Bailey 202-366-4573
Director of Governmental Affairs Tonya Gross 202-366-4563
Senior Congressional Affairs Specialist  Trish Fritz  202-366-4573
Governmental Affairs Specialist  Toiyriah Turner 202-366-4573
Staff Assistant  Tamica Dixon  202-366-4573
Staff Assistant  Allison Dufresne 202-366-4573
Staff Assistant  Francisco Aponte  202-366-4573
Administrative Officer Benita Harris-Clarke 202-366-4573
Last updated: Tuesday, May 2, 2023