Meet Key Officials
Key US Department of Transportation Officials
Secretary Elaine L. Chao - Secretary of Transportation
Elaine L. Chao was sworn in as the 18th Secretary of Transportation on January 31, 2017.
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Steven G. Bradbury - General Counsel and performing the functions and duties of the Deputy Secretary
Steven G. Bradbury serves as General Counsel and performing the functions and duties of the Deputy Secretary.
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Todd Inman - Chief of Staff
Todd Inman serves as the Chief of Staff.
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DOT Operating Administration Officials
Howard "Skip" Elliott – Administrator
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
Skip Elliott is the Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
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Craig H. Middlebrook - Deputy Administrator
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
Craig Middlebrook is the Deputy Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
Office of the Secretary Officials
Joel Szabat - Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs
Joel Szabat serves as the Assistant Secretary, Office of Aviation and International Affairs (A&I/A).
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John E. Kramer Jr. - Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs
John E. Kramer Jr. serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs
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Ryan Cote - Chief Information Officer
Ryan Cote serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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Charles E. James, Sr. - Director, Departmental Office of Civil Rights
Charles James serves as the Director of the Departmental Office of Civil Rights.
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Cathy F. Gautreaux - Senior Advisor, Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance
Cathy F. Gautreaux serves as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary in the Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance.
Richard “Rich” M. Chávez - Director, Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response
Rich Chávez serves as the Director of the Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response.
Bobby Fraser - Director of Public Affairs
Bobby Fraser serves as the Director of Public Affairs.
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Adam Sullivan - Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs
Adam Sullivan serves as Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs.