Brad Wieferich, P.E., is the chief operations officer of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), overseeing MDOT's seven regions, the Bureau of Development, the Bureau of Field Services, and the Bureau of Bridges and Structures. Prior to his appointment in May 2022, Wieferich was the director of MDOT's Bureau of Development (2015-2022), the Engineer of Design from (2009-2015), and held positions in the Bay, University, and Southwest regions (1995-2009).
Wieferich has played a vital role in the advancement of the Gordie Howe International Bridge as the lead MDOT official working with the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority on design, utility, real estate, and other coordination issues, as well as co-chairing the Michigan Liaison Committee. He has also been instrumental in coordinating program development among the regions, the Bureau of Transportation Planning, and the Bureau of Finance and Administration for the Rebuilding Michigan Program and the implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. In addition, he represents MDOT on several committees and teams, including the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Committee on Performance Based Management, the AASHTO subcommittee on Design, the Transportation Asset Management Council, the Michigan Dam Safety Task Force, the MDOT/American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Projects Team, and the County Road Association negotiations team.
A registered professional engineer, Wieferich earned a Bachelor of Science from the College of Engineering at Michigan State University.
Wieferich lives in DeWitt with his wife, Michelle.