Posts Tagged ‘Derek Kan’

Kan Nominated for Key U.S. DOT Post

April 11, 2017

Derek Kan has been nominated by President Donald Trump to become the undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Kan has served on the Amtrak board of directors since 2015 and is general manager of Lyft in Southern California.

He previously served as director of strategy at a Silicon Valley startup and has been a management consultant at Bain & Company.

Kan has been a policy adviser for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and served as the chief economist for the Senate Republican Policy Committee.

Senate Confirms 2 for Amtrak Board

December 19, 2015

The Senate has confirmed the appointments of Tony Coscia and Derek Kan to the Amtrak board of directors.

Coscia is currently chairman of the Amtrak board and received another five-year term.

“I thank the administration and Senate for the nomination and confirmation to continue to help guide the future of America’s Railroad,” he said in a statement. “We have made significant progress during my five years on the board, and I look forward to working with the other board members, executive leadership and the employees to continue to grow ridership, increase operational efficiencies and improve the company’s financial position.”

Kan is new to the Amtrak board and is a California resident who is director of strategy at Genapsys. Previously, he served as a management consultant at Bain & Company and as an adviser at Elliott Management.

Coscia has served on the Amtrak board since June 2010. He is a partner at Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP. Between 2003 and 2011, Coscia was chairman of the board of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.