The Director provides strategic guidance to the Executive Committee and acts as a liaison between the committee and the rest of the proving grounds. He oversees the progress of the joint program management board and its oversight of workgroups and work packages. The director is responsible for ensuring the secretariat and the Programs on AV Technology, Infrastructure and Governance are fully staffed and functioning well. He is also the liaison between the proving grounds and its stakeholders, including auto manufacturers, elected officials, and the people of the state of Wisconsin via the media.