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Meet Key Officials

Key US Department of Transportation Officials

Secretary Elaine L. Chao

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

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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Joel Szabat

Joel Szabat – Assistant Secretary and performing the functions and duties of the Under Secretary for Policy
Joel Szabat serves as Assistant Secretary for Aviation & International Affairs and performs the functions and duties of the Under Secretary.
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DOT Operating Administration Officials

Steve Dickson

Steve Dickson - Administrator
Federal Aviation Administration
Steve Dickson is the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Nicole R. Nason

Nicole R. Nason - Administrator
Federal Highway Administration
Nicole R. Nason is the Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration.
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Jim Mullen

Jim Mullen – Acting Administrator
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Jim Mullen is the Acting Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
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Ronald Batory

Ronald Batory – Administrator
Federal Railroad Administration
Ronald Batory was sworn in as the 14th Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on February 28, 2018.
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 K. Jane Williams

K. Jane Williams – Acting Administrator
Federal Transit Administration
K. Jane Williams is the Acting Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration.
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Mark H. Buzby

Mark H. Buzby – Administrator
Maritime Administration
Mark H. Buzby is the Administrator of the Maritime Administration.
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Howard 'Skip' Elliott

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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James Owens

James Owens – Acting Administrator
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
James C. Owens is the Acting Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Craig H. Middlebrook

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

Todd Inman

Todd Inman - Chief of Staff
Todd Inman serves as the Chief of Staff.
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A portrait of Sean McMaster.

Sean McMaster - Deputy Chief of Staff
Sean McMaster serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff.
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John E. Kramer

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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Joel Szabat

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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Ryan Cote

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.

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

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 Chavez

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.
 

 

Adam Sullivan - Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs
Adam Sullivan serves as Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs.

 

Last updated: Monday, June 15, 2020