Mike Heiligenstein has a long and distinguished career in infrastructure development throughout Central Texas and currently leads the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority.

The Mobility Authority is an independent government enterprise created by the Texas Legislature in 2001 to develop a modern, regional transportation network; it became operational in 2003 when Mike was selected by the board of directors to lead the agency.

Under Mike’s leadership, the Mobility Authority has delivered six projects totaling more than 230 lane miles open to the public, with another 155 lane miles under construction. These projects represent more than $2 billion worth in infrastructure investment in the region, serving more than two million Central Texans. As a result of these efforts, the Mobility Authority is seen as a model for infrastructure delivery throughout the state and around the country. Mike has also assembled a staff of 28, representing engineering, construction management, finance, operations and communication and marketing industries.

Mike began his career in public service in 1980 upon election to the Round Rock City Council, where he later served as mayor pro-tem. After that, he served as a County Commissioner for Williamson County, one of the fastest-growing counties in the state. In his almost 40-year career of policy/executive-level infrastructure development, Mike has led or been involved in some of the most significant and critically-needed projects in our region.

Additionally, Mike served on the Austin Public Transit Task Force, which led to the creation of the Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority (CapMetro) and was a member of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) for eight years. He vice-chaired the Austin-San Antonio Corridor Council, chaired the Clean Air Force of Texas and helped lead many other community infrastructure initiatives.

Mike was selected by his national peers to serve as the president of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) and is an active member of the Advisory Council of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. He is also currently serving on the Texas Department of Transportation’s Texas Technology Task Force and the National Federation of Municipal Analysts Committee on Toll Road Recommended Best Practices.

Called upon frequently both nationally and in Texas to speak to groups about infrastructure, particularly transportation, Mike is known for his commitment to seeking solutions to some of our most challenging mobility issues.

Mike is a graduate of the University of Texas and holds Master's Degrees in both Government and Business Administration.


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Other Staff Members

Bill Chapman

Interim Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer
Mike Heiligenstein

Executive Director
Jeff Dailey

Deputy Executive Director
Robert Goode

Deputy Executive Director
Geoff Petrov

General Counsel
Billy Blackman

Toll Operations Manager
Cory Bluhm

Toll Systems & IT Manager
Laura Bohl

Administrative Assistant
Brian Booth

Roadway / Facility Maintenance Specialist
Fabiola Bowers

Traffic & Incident Management Manager
Tracie Brown

Director of Operations
Lloyd Chance

Assistant Director of Engineering – Construction
David Effrein

Budget Manager
Emily Gauci

Communications Specialist & Media Relations
Josephina Ibarra

Legal Assistant
John Jones

Roadway / Facility Maintenance Manager
Jori Liu

Acting Director of Communications
Greg Mack

Assistant Director of IT and Toll Systems
Norma Martinez

Lead Operations Specialist
Deborah Melba

Executive Assistant
Ruben Oseguera

Senior Roadway Facilities Maintenance Coordinator
Natasha Parra

Senior Administrative Assistant
Connor Pickett

Staff Accountant
Lisa Pohlmeyer

Senior Project Manager – Asset Management
Steve Pustelnyk

Director of Community Relations
Mike Sexton

Acting Director of Engineering
Sylvia Shelton

Communications Manager
Oscar Solis

Senior Engineer
Mary Temple

Mia Zmud

Mobility Innovation Manager
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