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Ms. Vanessa Goetz

Operations Research Engineer
Iowa DOT
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-239-1382


  • Ms. Vanessa Goetz, P.E., is the Executive Secretary to the Iowa Highway Research Board. She is a graduate of Iowa State University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. She has worked for the Iowa Department of Transportation for 17 years starting in the Office of Construction and Materials. In 2011, she moved to the Research section as the Secondary Road Research Engineer before promoting to her current role. Ms. Goetz also manages the State Transportation Innovation Council funds and Accelerated Innovation Deployment grants for the Department. In addition, she is the Every Day Counts coordinator for the agency and represents Iowa in AASHTO’s Innovation Community of Practice.