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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 Adam Sullivan 202-366-4573
Deputy Assistant Secretary - Congressional Anne Reinke 202-366-9693
Deputy Assistant Secretary - Intergovernmental    
Director - Intergovernmental Sean Poole 202-366-3132
Senior Governmental Affairs Officer - Congressional Michael Clarke 202-366-4063
Senior Governmental Affairs Officer - Congressional Mira Lezell 202-366-7035
Senior Governmental Affairs Officer - Congressional Brett Scott 202-366-9786
Senior Governmental Affairs Officer - Congressional Nathan Pick 202-366-7445
Special Assistant for Governmental Affairs David Karol 202-366-4904
Special Assistant for Governmental Affairs Mindy Shaw 202-366-8826
Director of Governmental Affairs Tonya Gross 202-366-4563
Tribal Affairs Director Milo Booth 202-366-5699
Staff Assistant Toiyriah Turner 202-366-4573
Administrative Officer Benita Harris-Clarke 202-493-0231
Last updated: Friday, June 26, 2020