Homendy Nominated to be NTSB Chairman

National Transportation Safety Board member Jennifer Homendy has been nominated to become chairman of the agency.

She would succeed Robert Sumwalt III, who is retiring from the NTSB on June 30.

Homedny has served on the NTSB since August 2018. Her three-year term as chairman requires Senate confirmation.

Before joining the NTSB Homendy served more than 14 years as Democratic staff director for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials.

She previously held positions with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO and American Iron and Steel Institute.

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