Department of Transportation
Council Member: Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation
Council Designee: Marlise Streitmatter, Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Transportation
Marlise Streitmatter is the Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation. In that capacity, she serves the Secretary of Transportation to provide policy direction and manage the day-to-day operations of the Department. Prior to joining DOT, Ms. Streitmatter was Senior Advisor for North American Affairs at the World Bank, overseeing government and stakeholder relations with two of its largest shareholders, Canada and the U.S. Ms. Streitmatter has held both federal and state government posts, including Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense at the U.S. Department of Defense, Political Director for then-Congressman Ray LaHood and Chief of Staff for Illinois State Representative Don Moffitt. Earlier in her career, Ms. Streitmatter taught English in Nagakute, Aichi, Japan, and later worked at The Japan Center of Tennessee, a non-profit organization that fostered dialogue and relations between the State of Tennessee and Japan.
Ms. Streitmatter is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Springfield.