CEO´s message

Welcome to the Indiana Toll Road (ITR). I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our patrons for choosing ITR. You have helped make the ITR truly the “Main Street of the Midwest” – a vital transportation corridor not just for the State of Indiana, but for the entire country!

In operation since 1956, the ITR stretches 157 miles across the northernmost part of Indiana from its border with Ohio to the Illinois State Line, where it provides the primary connection to the Chicago Skyway and downtown Chicago. The ITR links the largest cities on the Great Lakes with the Eastern Seaboard. The connections with I-65 and I-69 lead to major destinations in the South and on the Gulf Coast.

Prior to 2006, the ITR was operated by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). In 2005, Gov. Mitch Daniels’ proposal to lease the Toll Road was enacted into law by the Indiana General Assembly. The ITR Concession Company LLC (ITRCC) was awarded the project with a bid of $3.8 (US) billion for a term of 75 years. ITRCC formally assumed operations on June 29, 2006.

On Sept. 22, 2014, ITRCC announced it filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and that a sale process for the asset would commence. IFM Investors on March 11, 2015, announced that it had entered into a purchase and sale agreement for $5.725 billion for the right to operate the Indiana Toll Road and collect toll revenue. IFM inherits the remaining 66 years of the Concession Lease Agreement.

Since 2006, we have made a number of significant improvements to the ITR, including the expansion from two to three lanes in each direction in the Gary area, the implementation of electronic toll collection, and an extensive bridge capital improvement plan. And the best is yet to come!

Thank you for visiting the ITRCC website. Whether you are an experienced Toll Road traveler or a new customer, I think you’ll be excited about our plans for the future.


Nic Barr

Chief Executive Officer, ITRCC

  • Nic Barr – CEO

    Nic has over 10 years’ experience managing, developing and operating toll road facilities across Australia and the US. He hold degrees in both Business and Law from the University of Technology Sydney and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia. Nic currently serves as a Board member of the International Bridge, Tunnel […]

  • Rick Fedder – COO

    Rick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from St. Joseph’s College, Indiana. Prior to becoming Chief Operations Officer, Rick was the Human Resource Director for ITRCC from 2006 to 2014.

  • Ashley Holmes – CFO

    Ashley has over a decade of experience in senior finance roles covering financial control, project financing, mergers and acquisitions, and asset management across a diversified range of industries. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Technology, Sydney Australia, and is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia (US […]

  • Garrett Phipps – CAO and General Counsel

    Garrett received his B.A. from the University of San Francisco. He received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and also has a Masters in Divinity from the University of Chicago. Garrett has held the position of General Counsel for ITR Concession Co. since 2007, and for Skyway Concession Co. from 2007-2015. […]

  • Juan Ignacio (Nacho) Gomez-Lobo – CIO

    Nacho is the Chief Information Officer for ITRCC. He holds a degree in chemistry with specialization in biotechnology and biochemistry from the University of Santa Maria. Nacho has managed various IT projects in Europe, South America, Thailand and the United States bringing with him 10 years of experience to the toll road.

  • Zach Hurst – Director of Infrastructure

    Zach is the Director of Infrastructure for ITRCC. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Indiana. Zach holds over 6 years of experience in asset management, project management, construction inspection, and bridge inspection while serving as a […]

  • Dan Kompare – IT Manager

    Dan serves as the IT Manager for ITRCC. He has been working in the computer and telecommunication field for over 13 years, during which he has held a number of positions including system administrator, database administrator, ERP analyst and Data Architect. Dan holds a degree from Purdue University specializing in information systems design and organizational […]

  • Ray Hoover – Safety Manager

    Ray holds a 30-year membership with the LaGrange Volunteer Fire Department, currently as Captain, and a 10-year membership with the LaGrange Police Reserves, currently as Sergeant. Has more than 10 years of safety experience with the Indiana Toll Road.

  • Ed Eiseman – Environmental Manager

    Ed has spent more than 35 years learning the intricacies of the Indiana Toll Road operations, he started in the ‘Blizzard of 78’ and has not stopped since. His position before Environmental Manager was eight years as a Facilities Management Program Director with a staff of 42.

  • Alyssa Staley – Director of Human Resources and Communications

    Alyssa holds an MBA concentrating in Human Resources from Indiana Wesleyan University. With more than 10 years’ HR experience throughout different industries, Alyssa is excited to be part of the ITR team.

  • Joyce Ciesielski – Quality, Risk and Compliance Manager

    Joyce has continued education at Glenn Oaks Community College and Southwestern Michigan College. She has been with the Indiana Toll Road for more than 30 years, and she was the Toll Audit Manager for more than five years. She also has worked as the Computer Operator III in Data Processing for 11 years and as […]

  • Gloria Utley – Toll Collection Manager

    Gloria began her career with the Indiana Toll Road in 1999 as a Toll Collector at the Portage Toll Plaza. During her years at the Indiana Toll Road, Gloria has served in various levels of toll collection supervision including Operations Supervisor. In 2007 Gloria was promoted to Toll Collection Manager where she oversees all aspects […]

  • Kris Kern – Accounting Manager

  • Scott Thompson – Controller

  • Brian Taylor – EH&S Manager

  • Tamiko Casteel – Procurement Manager