Daubenberger has worked for MnDOT for more than 23 years. She was appointed as the agency’s Commissioner by Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan in May 2022. Prior to serving as Commissioner, Daubenberger served as Deputy Commissioner and Chief Engineer for three years. She has also served as Assistant Commissioner for Engineering Services, the State Bridge Engineer, and previously worked in planning, project management, and design roles for the MnDOT Bridge Office and Metro District. Earlier in her career, Daubenberger worked in consulting for about six years, in both bridge and road design.
“Nancy Daubenberger’s work to improve and expand our state’s extensive transportation system has already put the Minnesota Department of Transportation in a strong position for the future,” said Governor Walz. “I look forward to working together to build a world-class transportation system with options for every Minnesotan.”
“Nancy Daubenberger is an accomplished leader who understands the importance of building coalitions to address the diversity of transportation needs across our state,” said Lieutenant Governor Flanagan. “I’m excited to continue working alongside Nancy to build a safe, sustainable, and efficient transportation system that works for all Minnesotans.”
“MnDOT has important work ahead of us to achieve our vision of a multimodal transportation system that maximizes the health of people, the environment, and our economy," Daubenberger said. "I look forward to continuing that work with partners across state and local government, the legislature, as well as the labor and business communities.”
Daubenberger is a native of Minnesota and holds a master’s degree in civil engineering (with a structural emphasis) from the University of Minnesota, as well as a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from North Dakota State University.