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Infrastructure Technology Institute


David F. Schulz:
September 24, 1949 - October 7, 2007

David F. Schulz, Founding Director, ITI

Founding Executive Director and
adjunct professor of civil engineering

David Schulz was founding Executive Director of our Infrastructure Technology Institute and Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dave grew ITI from an idea to an active force in infrastructure research and policy. He brought faculty and staff together to make a broad impact on the field of continuous, remote monitoring of civil infrastructure systems. Through his leadership of ITI he facilitated its people, giving them the freedom to discover, achieve, and excel.

He was a devoted teacher, an expert on transportation and public management, and articulate spokesman for civil engineering and infrastructure. Dave was the expert that the media turned to first for a clear and informed understanding of contemporary transportation and infrastructure issues.

Dave Schulz graduated from Purdue University in Civil Engineering, and then earned an MBA in Public Management from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, and at the same time pursued graduate studies in transportation engineering at Northwestern. His work experience in transportation planning and public management was both broad and deep. He worked with the Chicago Area Transportation Study, and the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. He was Deputy Public Works Commissioner for Chicago's Major Jane Byrne, and Budget Director for Mayor Harold Washington. He later became Fiscal and Budget Administrator and then Parks Commissioner for Milwaukee County. He completed his career in the public sector in a four year term as elected County Executive of Milwaukee County.



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