Former Public Leadership Board Members

Robert Cook

Bob Cook is Senior Vice President of Government Relations at HNTB Corporation having returned from a stint as Vice President of the Milwaukee Bucks. He has also spent time as the executive director of the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin, a 400-member trade association that promotes statewide transportation investment. Additionally, he was the executive assistant to the secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, where he assisted in setting transportation policy for the state’s programs and acted as a liaison between his organization, different levels of government, and the public.

Bob has extensive experience working with elected officials to build consensus for infrastructure projects and get the funding necessary to build them.  In 2012, he was appointed by Senate Majority Leader, Scott Fitzgerald, to the Wisconsin Transportation Policy and Finance Committee. In 2015 he was instrumental to the passage of Act 60, which authorized and funded a new sports and entertainment arena in Madison.