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TURNPIKE OFFICIALS

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - Governor and Lieutenant Governor

  • Governor Tom Wolf
    Governor
    Tom Wolf
  • Lt. Governor Mike Stack
    Lieutenant Governor
    Mike Stack

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commissioners

  • Leslie S. Richards
    Commission Chair
    State Transportation Secretary
    Leslie S. Richards

    As the first woman and planner to serve as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Leslie S. Richards oversees one of the largest and most innovative transportation agencies in the U.S., with an annual budget of more than $10 billion and 11,500 employees.

    ​Secretary Richards is making her mark on the agency by ensuring the long-term success of Pennsylvania’s transportation needs through sustainable investments. These new policies include the Transportation Investment Plan, a metric driven strategic investment approach for the 12 Year Capital Program; a $2.1 billion maintenance and system preservation initiative, termed PennDOT Road MaP; and PennDOT Connects, a transformative approach that focuses on improved collaboration among local stakeholders for the planning and delivery of capital and maintenance projects.

    Richards has been recognized for her leadership in the industry and her commitment to public service. Richards was appointed the first female chair of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission as well as the Public Private Partnership (P3) Board. She received two Gold Stevie Awards (Female Innovator of the Year and Female Executive of the Year). Other honors include the WTS International Woman of the Year Award for 2018, as well as the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials’ (COMTO) 2018 Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation award, the Philadelphia Business Journal 2017 Women of Distinction award, City and State PA’s 2018 Above and Beyond Distinguished Service award, and the March of Dimes of Southeastern Pennsylvania Service to Humanity award.

    Secretary Richards takes time to speak about the importance of women occupying roles in public service and transportation. In 2017, Secretary Richards and First Lady Frances Wolf launched the Moving Women Forward tour, a series of town hall style events held at institutions of higher learning across Pennsylvania. These gatherings encourage more young women and minorities to pursue careers and leadership positions in these fields.

    In addition, she led the development of a program that trains PennDOT employees to recognize the signs of human trafficking. PennDOT is one of the first state transportation agencies in the nation to implement this type of training to recognize and report potential trafficking situations.

    Her career includes work in both the private and public sectors, including as a local government official. She served as the vice chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, where she led the transportation and planning initiatives for the third-largest county in the Commonwealth. Prior to the Commission she worked as a senior project manager for environmental and civil engineering firms. In addition, Secretary Richards served as the chair of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, as well as on the boards of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association (GVFTMA). Before being elected commissioner, she served as the chair and vice chair of the Whitemarsh Township Board of Supervisors.

    Secretary Richards is a graduate of Brown University, where she concentrated in economics and urban studies. She received a master's of regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania. Secretary Richards is a lifelong Pennsylvania resident. She lives with her husband and three children in Montgomery County.

    Twitter: @SecRichards | Facebook: Secretary Leslie S. Richards

  • Willam K. Lieberman
    Commission Vice Chair
    William K. Lieberman

    Pittsburgh businessman William K. Lieberman was appointed to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in July 2010; he served as commission chairman for nearly four years, from March 2011 until he was named vice chairman in January 2015. Lieberman has been president of The Lieberman Companies, an insurance brokerage and consulting firm, since 2003. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president for Hilb Rogal & Hobbs of Pittsburgh, now Willis. He serves on the board of Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp., where he chairs the compensation committee and serves on the executive and audit committees. Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp. is a provider of forged and cast engineered products and air and liquid processing. He is a 1965 graduate of Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh and a 1969 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University in State College. He is a University of Pittsburgh trustee, former chairman of the Manchester-Bidwell Corp. and former chair of the City of Pittsburgh's Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority.

  • Barry Drew
    Secretary-Treasurer
    Barry T. Drew

    ​ Barry Drew of Mechanicsburg, Pa., was appointed to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in December, 2015. Drew has a long history of public service: He was Deputy Secretary of Administration at the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue from 1995 until 2011. He also served as a part-time Public Defender in the Erie County Public Defender's Office, worked in the City of Erie Solicitor's Office and was City Solicitor. Drew served as law clerk to the Honorable Richard L. Nygaard of the Court of Common Pleas of Erie County. He maintained a private law practice with Vendetti and Vendetti and was employed by General Telephone Company of Pennsylvania as an auditor and accountant. Drew is a graduate of Gannon University in Erie, Pa., where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Erie Strong Vincent High School who enlisted in the United States Air Force in May 1966 and was honorably discharged from active duty in January 1970. He is a Vietnam veteran.

  • Pasquale T. Deon, Sr.
    Commissioner
    Pasquale T. (Pat) Deon Sr.

    Bucks County businessman Pasquale T. (Pat) Deon Sr. was originally appointed to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in June 2002. Commissioner Deon is chairman of the board for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). He is also a service-industry entrepreneur and restaurateur involved in real-estate development, radio broadcasting, beverage distribution and construction.

  • John N. Wozniak
    Commissioner
    John N. Wozniak

    John N. Wozniak of Johnstown, Cambria County was appointed and subsequently confirmed to the PA Turnpike Commission in July 2017. He graduated from Johnstown High School in 1974 and received his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1978. He was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1980 for the 71st district where he served until his election to the Senate of Pennsylvania in 1996 for the 35th district. Commissioner Wozniak retired from the Pennsylvania General Assembly in November of 2016.

    During his time in the Pennsylvania Senate Commissioner Wozniak served on numerous committees including the Senate Appropriations, Finance, and Intergovernmental Operations committees. Ultimately, Commissioner Wozniak served as Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee and was instrumental in the passage of Act 89 of 2013, which was Pennsylvania’s most recent comprehensive transportation funding package. He currently is a board member of the Cambria County Community Action, a member of the Cambria County Crime Stoppers and the Greater Johnstown Chamber of Commerce.

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Pennsylvania Turnpike Executives

  • Mark P. Compton
    Chief Executive Officer
    Mark P. Compton

    Mark P. Compton of Manheim, Pa., began serving as chief executive officer of the Pa. Turnpike Commission on Feb. 1, 2013. A professional with nearly two decades of public- and private-sector experience in transportation, administration, government affairs and construction, Mr. Compton holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University with a major in government management and administration. He previously served as PennDOT’s deputy secretary of administration, overseeing eight bureaus within the agency. Before joining PennDOT, he was director of government affairs for American Infrastructure, a heavy civil construction company headquartered in Worcester, Pa. Prior to that, he worked in various public and private operations, focusing largely on transportation, construction and economic development.

  • Craig R. Shuey
    Chief Operating Officer
    Craig R. Shuey

    Craig R. Shuey of Mechanicsburg, Pa., joined the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission as Government Affairs Director in 2009 and was named Chief Operating Officer in January 2011. Prior to joining the Turnpike, Mr. Shuey was executive director of the Senate Transportation Committee from 2001 to 2009. A Bloomsburg University graduate, Mr. Shuey presently serves on the Governor’s Transportation Funding Advisory Commission.


  • Robert Taylor
    Chief Technology Officer
    Robert Taylor
  • Nikolaus Grieshaber
    Chief Financial Officer
    Nikolaus Grieshaber
  • Bradley J. Heigel
    Chief Engineer
    Bradley J. Heigel, P.E.
  • Ray Morrow
    Chief Compliance Officer
    Ray Morrow
  • Doreen A. McCall
    Chief Counsel
    Doreen A. McCall
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