Mike Heiligenstein, former executive director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA), has joined the consulting team at Strategic Partnerships, Inc. (SPI).
Mike’s long history of government service includes many accomplished tenures at the executive level. For 17 years, he led the CTRMA, an agency that was created to develop a modern, regional transportation network. Mike also served on the Round Rock City Council and chaired the Water Development Committee of the council as mayor pro tem.
As a county commissioner in Williamson County, Mike continued his work to represent citizens of the fast-growing Central Texas area. While in that position, Mike also served on the Austin Public Transit Taskforce and contributed to the creation of the Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority.
Mike also held positions as a board member at the regional Metropolitan Planning Organization and vice chair of the Austin-San Antonio Corridor Council. He served as chair of the Clean Air Force of Texas and after his 23 years of service as an elected official, he was selected to become the executive director of CTRMA.
When he took the position, the agency had no roadways under construction, no revenue, and no staff. Today, the Mobility Authority has over $3 billion in assets with 231 lane miles open to traffic and another 155 lane miles under construction, serving over 2 million Central Texans.
In 2014, he was selected by his national peers to be the president of the International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association. Additionally, he is a member of the Advisory Council of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
Mike is a graduate of The University of Texas and holds master’s degrees in government and business administration.
SPI’s clients are sure to benefit from his vast experience and commitment to seeking solutions to the most challenging mobility issues.