Office of Traffic and Safety

Contact information

 

Administration | Fax: 515-239-1891

Name Title Phone  
Steve Gent, P.E. Office director, Traffic and Safety 515-239-1129  
Willy Sorenson, P.E. Traffic and safety engineer 515-239-1212  
Jim Berger, P.E. Research and special projects engineer 515-239-1401  
Tami Baliff Secretary 515-239-1216  
 

Advertising Management | Fax: 515-239-1891

Name Title Phone Area of expertise
Brooks Glasnapp Public service executive 3 515-239-1255 Supervision of all programs below
Brent Christian Right-of-way agent 4 515-239-1673 Billboard permits; administrative hearings
Vicki Elscott Right-of-way agent 3 515-239-1700 Logo signing program
Vacant Right-of-way agent 2 515-239-1449 Private directional program; official signs, church and service club permits; junkyard control
Vacant Right-of-way agent 2 515-239-1479 TODS signing; construction project sign inventories
Bethany Waltersdorf Right-of-way agent 2 515-239-1755 Logo signing program
Colleen Chapa Right-of-way aide 3 515-239-1296 Violation reports on illegal signs; general support
Stephanie Anderson Secretary 1 515-239-1746 General office support for both advertising management and utilities sections
 

Sign shop | Fax: 515-239-1890

Name Title Phone Area of expertise
Cory Anderson Public service supervisor 3 515-239-1413 Supervision of the sign shop
Doris "Shawn" Pickell Engineering office assistant 1 515-239-1272 All sign orders and questions
Doug Sorem Graphic artist/lead worker 515-239-1156 Design/sign questions
Peggy Phipps Sign fabricator 2 515-239-7887 Sign fabricator
Clare Wilson Sign fabricator 2 515-239-1292 Shipping and receiving
Mike Seek Sign fabricator 2 515-239-1012 Sign fabricator
Christopher Wirth Sign fabricator 2 515-239-1012 Sign fabricator
Robert Bucklin Sign fabricator 2 515-239-1012 Sign fabricator

 

Traffic engineering | Fax: 515-239-1891

Name Title Phone Area of expertise
Tim Crouch, P.E. PTOE State traffic engineer supervisor 515-239-1513 MUTCD, Administrative Rules; PPMs, and any of the programs/projects listed below
Dave Matulac, P.E. Traffic operations engineer 515-239-1545 Traffic operations issues for Districts 3, 4 and 6; Sign Inventory/Management Program
Kurtis Younkin, P.E. Traffic operations engineer 515-239-1184 Traffic operations issues for Districts 1, 2, and 5; Statewide sign replacement and pavement marking projects
Ron McDaniel Speed limit program administrator 515-239-1537 Anything speed limit related and staff actions
Craig Riecken Design technician 515-239-1434 Sign design/orders; statewide sign replacement projects
Brad Cutler Geographic information system program administrator 515-239-1306 Traffic and Safety GIS programs and office automation
Mike Jorgensen, P.E. Project engineer 515-233-7811 Traffic engineering project design – signs, lights and traffic signals
Zac Abrams, P.E. Project engineer 515-239-1567 Traffic engineering project design – signs, lights and traffic signals
Vacant Transportation engineer intern 515-239-1176 Traffic engineering project development – signs, lights and traffic signals
Steve Kenton Design technician specialist 515-239-1144 Traffic engineering project development – signs, lights and traffic signals
Paul Jensen Design technician 515-239-1257 Traffic engineering project development – signs, lights and traffic signals
Wade Bartz
Design technician 515-239-1044 Traffic engineering project development – signs, lights and traffic signals
John Sebastian Engineer 515-239-1991 All Town Sign Replacement Program
 

Transportation Safety, Utilities, and Access Management | Fax: 515-239-1891

Name Title Phone Area of expertise
Jan Laaser-Webb, P.E Supervisor 515-239-1349 Any of the programs listed below
Eric Wright Access policy administrator 515-239-7903 Access policy; entrance dimensional requirements; entrance permits
Bryan Bradley, P.E. State utility engineer 515-239-1014 Utility policy; utility relocations
Jeff McCollough Utility relocation coordinator 515-239-1373 Project utility relocation coordination
Michael Pawlovich, P.E. Crash analysis engineer 515-239-1428 Crash analysis; data request; crash analysis software
Vacant Safety programs engineer   Strategic Highway Safety Plan; Highway Safety Improvement Program, network screening
Steven Schroder, P.E. Safety programs engineer 515-239-1623 Engineering studies; Transportation Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP); county safety programs
Terry Ostendorf Safety programs administrator 515-239-1077 Transportation Safety Improvement Program; county safety programs

 

Work Zone | Fax: 515-239-1891

Name Title Phone Area of expertise
Dan Sprengeler, P.E. Work zone traffic control engineer 515-239-1823 State-wide work zone standards, policies, plans, specifications and training