Governor Scott Walker Appoints Yash Wadhwa as Commissioner of Railroads
Wadhwa has over 44 years of consulting experience in numerous engineering fields including civil, environmental, and transportation engineering.
Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker announced the appointment of Yash Wadhwa as the Commissioner of Railroads. The appointment is effective January 11, 2016. Former Commissioner Jeff Plale submitted his resignation and was effective yesterday.
“Yash Wadhwa’s extensive experience in engineering and transportation will be a great contribution to the Office of the Commissioner of Railroads,” Governor Walker said. “We welcome him to the administration and thank him for his willingness to serve Wisconsin.”
Wadhwa has over 44 years of consulting experience in numerous engineering fields including civil, environmental, and transportation engineering.He has worked on infrastructure projects for various municipalities in the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area. In addition, Wadhwa has served as a board member for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and President of the Wisconsin Association of Consulting Engineers, as well as the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers.
Wadhwa has a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He lives in Glendale with his wife Usha and is active in community organizations.
The appointment requires Senate confirmation.
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