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Joseph D. Bertoni
Deputy Commissioner

joseph bertoni photoJoseph Bertoni has more than 25 years of experience in transportation engineering, planning and administration with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).

Joe began his career with the NJDOT in 1988 in the Division of Bridge Design and has worked as a Project Manager in the Department's Capital Program Management unit where he was responsible for managing the design and construction of major bridge and highway projects. Prior to becoming Deputy Commissioner, Joe served as the NJDOT's Chief of Staff.

Joe received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Widener University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Gary Brune
Chief Financial Officer
gary brun photoGary Brune joined NJDOT as Chief Financial Officer in August 2010. Gary manages the financial operations of the Department, overseeing approximately 150 staff in the Divisions of Budget, Accounting and Auditing, Procurement, and Information Technology. As the Executive Director of the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), Gary is responsible for department policy on TTF funding and program reauthorization and works closely with the Department of Treasury and the Office of the Attorney General on associated bond sales, cash management and tax compliance issues.

Previously, Gary worked for 24 years at the New Jersey Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the Department of Treasury, rising to the position of Associate Director. At OMB, he was primarily responsible for the areas of transportation, environmental protection, motor vehicle services, workforce development, capital budgeting and information technology. Gary also served on the New Jersey Commission on Capital Budgeting and Planning, the New Jersey Building Authority, the Office of Information Technology's Project Review Board and the New Jersey 911 Commission.

Gary received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Dayton in Ohio and Masters in Public Administration from Baruch College, City University of New York.

John M. Case
Chief of Staff
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John M. Case was named Chief of Staff in September 2016. Previously, John served as the Assistant Commissioner for Government and Community Relations and started at NJDOT in 2013 as the Director of Community and Constituent Relations.

Prior to joining the NJDOT John served as a Regional Director in Governor Christie’s office of Intergovernmental Affairs where he worked with elected officials at all levels of government.

Before his time in New Jersey John worked extensively on political campaigns in New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from the Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and currently resides in Lambertville.

Jeanne M. Victor
Assistant Commissioner, Administration
jeanne victor photoJeanne M. Victor, Esq. was appointed to the position of Assistant Commissioner of Administration in December 2013. In this capacity, she has the responsibility of managing a staff of approximately 150 people in three divisions and seven bureaus. Benefiting from her guidance are the Divisions of Human Resources, Support Services, and Civil Rights and Affirmative Action.

Jeanne has been with NJDOT since March 2011 and has over 20 years of experience with several different State of New Jersey agencies including the Office of Attorney General and the Division of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the Department of Personnel. As Deputy Attorney General she was assigned to the Transportation Section of the Division of Law where she worked on a wide variety of issues affecting many Divisions within NJDOT. Prior to her state service, Jeanne worked as a Civil Engineer for various government agencies and in the private sector.

Jeanne received a law degree from Rutgers University School of Law in 1990 and is a member of the Bar in New Jersey and New York. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York.

David A. Kuhn
Assistant Commissioner, Capital Investment, Planning and Grant Administration
dave kuhn photoAs Assistant Commissioner of Capital Investment, Planning and Grant Administration, Dave Kuhn is responsible for management of the NJDOT's capital funds, administering grants to local government, non-profits and the private sector, and planning for future transportation investment to move people and goods effectively throughout the state.

As a major area of focus over the last two years, Dave has been leading NJDOT’s Asset Management Program, establishing performance metrics and improving the use of data to drive business decisions.

Dave has 23 years with NJDOT, working in Project Development, Capital Project Management, Local Aid and Capital Investment.

E. David Lambert III
Assistant Commissioner, Capital Program Management

dave lambert photoE. David Lambert III was appointed Assistant Commissioner, Capital Program Management (CPM) in December 2015. He is responsible for delivering the annual Capital Program as well as managing a work force of about 1,100 employees in six Divisions including Right of Way and Access Management, Project Management, Capital Program Support, Highway and Traffic Design, Bridge Engineering and Infrastructure Management, and Construction Services and Materials. In addition, Dave serves as the State Transportation Engineer executing the multitude of duties associated with this position.

Previously Dave served as Director of Project Management managing approximately 100 employees and was responsible for organizing, overseeing and implementing the cradle-to-grave delivery of all CPM projects for NJDOT. In addition, Dave has served as the Director of Bridge Engineering and Infrastructure Management overseeing 140 employees in Structural Design and Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Evaluation and Bridge Management, Pavement and Drainage Management, and Structural and Railroad Engineering Services.

Prior to that, Dave was the Program Manager for southern New Jersey. He managed ten Project Managers in his group delivering capital projects primarily in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Cape May and Atlantic Counties.

Dave has worked at NJDOT for more than 32 years and rose through the ranks in various capacities in the Bridge Division. Over his
15-year career as Project and Program Manager, Dave has managed many high profile and large bridge projects. These include the
I-295/I-195 interchange in Trenton, Route 1&9, Southbound Viaduct in Newark, Route 9 Viesser Bridge Design/Build Project, Route 9 Edison Bridge Reconstruction, Ocean City - Longport Bridge Replacement and the Route 52 Causeway Bridge Replacement Project in Ocean City.

Dave received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College in 1983 and is a register Professional Engineer in the States of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is on the Board of Directors of the South Jersey Section of the American Society of Highway Engineers and was named ASCE Government Engineer of the Year in 2009 by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Matthew P. McDermott
Assistant Commissioner, Government and Community Relations
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Matthew P. McDermott joined NJDOT as Assistant Commissioner of Government and Community Relations in April 2017. Previously, he served as Appointments Director to Governor Chris Christie. He also served as Chief of Staff to Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno and Chief of Staff at the New Jersey Department of Labor.

Before joining the Christie Administration, Matt was the principal at McDermott Public Affairs from 2001 to 2010 where he represented and worked with a broad base of clients that included building and construction trade unions and contractors, the pharmaceutical and medical technology industry, the maritime industry of New York and New Jersey and non-profit workforce development agencies.

From 1990 to 2001, Matt gained unique public sector experience serving in management and senior management positions in both the Legislative and Executive branches of New Jersey state government, including serving as Deputy Commissioner at the New Jersey Department of Labor and Communications Director at the Department of Treasury.

Matt, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He currently resides in Cranford and has a son, Owen.

Andrew Tunnard
Assistant Commissioner, Operations
andrew tunnard photoAndrew Tunnard joined NJDOT in July 2011 where he served as the Executive Director, Operations before his promotion to Assistant Commissioner, Operations in April 2014.

Andrew is a retired Navy Commander where he served for more than 22 years in both active duty and reserve duty assignments. During his military career he was involved in Operation Desert Storm; Operation Restore Hope (Somalia); Operation Enduring Freedom and the Haitian earthquake relief efforts. Andrew also has more than 13 years of private sector managerial experience where his responsibilities included running operations domestically and internationally.

As Assistant Commissioner of Operations Andrew is responsible for more than 1,300 personnel and more than 20,000 pieces of equipment to maintain NJDOT's transportation infrastructure.

Andrew received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the Virginia Military Institute and his Masters in Business Administration from Marywood University.

C. William Kingsland
Assistant Commissioner, Transportation Systems Management

bill kingsland photoC. William (Bill) Kingsland, a 30-year veteran of NJDOT, was appointed to the position of Assistant Commissioner, Transportation Systems Management (TSM) in February 2015. In this capacity, Bill is responsible for ensuring safe and reliable movement of people and goods on New Jersey's highway system through the oversight and management of a 24/7 statewide operation broken down into two sections - the Division of Traffic Operations and the Division of Mobility and Systems Engineering. In cooperation with the New Jersey State Police, Bill oversees the Statewide Incident Management Program, NJDOT's efforts to incorporate the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training Program into New Jersey's existing highway responder training initiative and traffic coordination for significant construction projects and special events.

As Assistant Commissioner for TSM, Bill is charged with leading New Jersey into the forefront of technology nationwide through the administration of programs which deploy Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and other systems operations strategies that enhance mobility throughout the state. He is also responsible for developing and implementing an ITS Architecture (including a Strategic Plan for New Jersey that will mainstream Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O) and ITS principles.

Bill started his career with NJDOT in 1986 as an Assistant Engineer for the Bureau of Travel Projections. Before being named as the Assistant Commissioner for TSM, Bill served as the Director of Region South Operations. He currently serves as the Second Vice President for the Intelligent Transportation Society of New Jersey (ITSNJ) and is a member of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Subcommittee on Transportation Systems Management and Operations (STSMO). Bill also serves as a member of the I-95 Corridor Coalition's Executive Board and as a Board Member of the Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association (GMTMA).

Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He is married to Debra Kingsland, NJDOT retiree, and Bill and Debbie have a son, Eric.

Johanna Barba Jones
Inspector General

johanna jones photoJohanna Barba Jones joined NJDOT in July 2012 and was formally sworn in as Inspector General of NJDOT in August 2012. In that role, she manages NJDOT's Internal Investigation Unit, Office of Internal Audit and the Records Management/Open Public Records Act (OPRA)/Ethics Unit. She is responsible for coordinating major investigations involving NJDOT assets and employees with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as well as administrative bodies within NJDOT. As Inspector General, she also chairs NJDOT's Accident Review Board.

Prior to joining NJDOT, Johanna served as Assistant Counsel to the Governor within the Authorities Unit. Her portfolio included multiple environmental and transportation-related independent state and multi-state authorities. From 2000-2010, Johanna prosecuted criminal appeals of statewide significance before the New Jersey Supreme Court and Appellate Division, as Deputy Attorney General in the Appellate Bureau of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice. Johanna also served as a member of that unit's Search and Seizure team, lectured law enforcement audiences on constitutional issues and represented the Attorney General on the New Jersey Supreme Court's Committee on Model Criminal Jury Charges. Johanna began her legal career as Law Clerk to the honorable Peter J. Giovine, J.S.C., presiding criminal judge of the Ocean County Superior Court.

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  Last Updated:  April 6, 2017