Meet Terry Ripp…..

Airport Engineering Specialist
WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics

Terry Ripp joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics in April 1985. For more than two decades, Terry worked as an engineering specialist, assisting airport project managers. In 2007, she became the project manager for seven general aviation airports in Wisconsin, the largest being Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. Her duties include helping airports put a capital improvement plan together and contracting with consultants for planning, design and construction engineering services for airport projects. The projects Terry has managed include: snow removal equipment buildings, terminal buildings, pavement reconstruction of runways, taxiways and aprons, new hangar development areas with taxiways, perimeter fencing, and airport perimeter roads, along with building a new air traffic control tower at Wittman Regional Airport.

Terry is originally from Dane, Wisconsin and currently lives in the Cross Plains area. She graduated from Lodi High School in 1977, and began her career as a state employee in 1978 as a typist. Terry got married in 1982 and raised four boys, who are less than four years apart. She is very proud of her family, their farm, and her hard-working sons. Fortunately, they have their mother and father’s work ethic. She has two daughters-in-law, both of whom are expectant mothers and due this fall (and Terry can hardly wait!), and a stepdaughter who brought three grandchildren into the family.

Terry enjoys being around family, friends, shooting pool, motorcycling, camping, gardening, watching the kids play ball, helping others and always being there when friends and family need her.

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