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MnDOT Temporary Commissioner Nancy Daubenberger

Official photo: Commissioner Nancy Daubenberger

Commissioner Nancy Daubenberger

Nancy Daubenberger has served as Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation since May 2022.

Prior to her appointment, Nancy held several leadership and engineering roles during more than 20 years with the agency, including as Deputy Commissioner and Chief Engineer, Assistant Commissioner for Engineering Services, and State Bridge Engineer. She also previously held planning, project management and design roles with the MnDOT Bridge Office and Metro District. Before coming to MnDOT, she worked in consulting for six years, in both bridge and road design.

Nancy holds a master’s degree in civil engineering (with a structural emphasis) from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University.

In 2022, Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan appointed her as the Chair of the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, and she co-chairs both the Governor’s Sustainable Transportation Advisory Council and Governor’s Advisory Council on Connected and Automated Vehicles.

Nancy serves on the Board of Directors for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. As a member of AASHTO, she serves as the Chair for the Committee on Right of Way, Utilities and Outdoor Advertising, and Convenor of the Inter-Committee Working Group on Electric Vehicles. She also is a member of the Professional Advisory Board for the University of Minnesota’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Geo Engineering.

A native Minnesotan, Nancy and her husband reside in Woodbury, Minn., where they raised their daughter and son.