Roberta Broeker was named interim director of the Missouri Department of Transportation effective May 1, 2015 and will serve as leader of the state’s transportation agency until a permanent director is named. Broeker has enjoyed a 35-year career with the State of Missouri. She has served as MoDOT's chief financial officer for the last 10 years and during that time has successfully served three MoDOT directors, giving her invaluable insight about leading the organization. With Broeker serving as interim director the department is positioned for a seamless transition for employees, customers and stakeholders.
Broeker, a native of Washington, MO, came to MoDOT in 1998 after serving as an audit manager for eight years with the Missouri State Auditor’s Office. In her 17 years with MoDOT she has filled a variety of leadership roles including audit manager, audit and business analysis director, director of audits and investigations and chief financial officer.
She is the highest-ranking female in the agency’s 102-year history and has been recognized as a leader with skills and experience that help guide the department. As chief financial officer she is focused on making sure the department is accountable to provide the best value for every taxpayer dollar spent and make sure MoDOT is able to deliver quality road and bridge projects on time and within budget.
The Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants named Broeker the 2009 Outstanding Certified Public Accountant in Government for demonstrating a strong commitment to the public interest through distinguished achievements in government.
Broeker is a certified public accountant, a certified internal auditor and a certified government financial manager. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Government Accountants. She has also held a number of leadership roles in various professional organizations. She is MoDOT’s representative on the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Standing Committee on Finance and Administration, and she chairs that organization's Information Systems subcommittee.
Broeker graduated magna cum laude from Southeast Missouri State University and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration with a major in accounting.