NTSB Chairman to Retire June 30

The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board plans to leave his post on June 30.

Robert L. Sumwalt has served as chairman of the NTSB since August 2017.

He was first appointed to the board by President George W. Bush in August 2006 and has been reappointed by presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

Before becoming an NTSB member, Sumwalt managed the corporate aviation department for an energy company. Prior to that he was a pilot for 32 years, including 24 years with Piedmont Airlines.

He flew for USAirways after that company acquired Piedmont in August 1989.

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