MADISON, WIS. – Ryan Donnelly joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics in April 2014. As an airport development engineer, Ryan is responsible for managing projects at 11 airports around Wisconsin – the largest being Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee. His duties include helping the airports develop a realistic and achievable capital improvement plan; contracting with consultants for planning, design and construction engineering services; conducting plan reviews; and working as a liaison between local sponsors and state and federal agencies.
Ryan earned a Bachelor’s of Civil Engineering degree in 2013 from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, with an emphasis in transportation engineering. After working on the highway side of DOT as a student engineer in training, and for a brief stint as a full-time employee, he made his way over to the Bureau of Aeronautics.
Ryan is an Engineer in Training, working toward his Professional Engineer title. He is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and enjoys playing soccer, golfing and watching the Brewers/Packers. He hopes to have his pilot’s certificate in 2015.