Prior to being appointed as Director of the Nebraska Department of Transportation, Vicki Kramer served as the Markets and Strategy Chief of Staff for Kiewit Corporation. She began her career at Kiewit as an Alternative Delivery Manager and has had direct business development responsibilities for over half the United States infrastructure market. She brings with her specialized knowledge of best practices for improving the integrated project delivery process while increasing cost and schedule transparency.
Kramer began her professional career as an assistant producer at NTV-KHGI-TV. She also served as a staff member in the offices of US Senators Chuck Hagel, Mike Johanns, and Deb Fischer, then left the Senate in 2014 to serve as the senior policy advisor to the Nebraska National Guard’s Adjutant General.
In 2016, Kramer joined the Nebraska Department of Transportation in 2016 to lead the Communications and Public Policy Division. She oversaw the reorganization of the Department’s communications staff and implemented multiple initiatives throughout the Department to grow transparency, increase public engagement, and improve customer service.
Kramer has served in the Nebraska Army National Guard for 13 years. In 2017, she deployed to Guantanamo Bay as Commander of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 402nd Military Policy Battalion, where she handled strategic communications and external affairs for the Joint Detention Group. She currently serves as a strategic advisor to the Nebraska Army National Guard Chief of Staff.
Kramer has Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in Journalism and Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She and her husband Josh live in Ashland with their two sons, Jaxon and Oskar.