Obama Names Transpo Transition Team
The Obama-Biden transition team today unveiled its "Agency Review Teams" — the people charged with "a thorough review of key departments, agencies and commissions of the
United States government, as well as the White House, to provide the
President-elect, Vice President-elect, and key advisors with
information needed to make strategic policy, budgetary, and personnel
decisions prior to the inauguration."
We skipped right to the transportation team, of course, and here are the names we found, with biographical info pulled directly from the change.gov website. We’d love to get your intel in the comments.
- Seth Harris
is a member of the Obama-Biden Transition Project’s Agency Review
Working Group responsible for overseeing review of the transportation
- Mortimer Downey is a self-employed transportation
consultant who served for eight years as the
Deputy Secretary of Transportation under President Clinton, and was an
Assistant Secretary of Transportation during the Carter Administration.
He has also been the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of
the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and
held various planning positions at the Port Authority of New York and
- Jane Garvey is the Head of the U.S. Public/Private
Partnerships at JPMorgan. In this role Garvey advises states on
financing strategies to accelerate project delivery for governments.
Garvey was the 14th Administrator of the Federal Aviation
Administration, nominated by President Clinton. Prior to becoming FAA Administrator, Garvey
was Acting Administrator and previously Deputy Administrator of the
Federal Highway Administration.
- Michael Huerta is Group President of ACS
Transportation Solutions, a company that provides technology solutions
for collecting revenue, enhancing safety and promoting security for the
transportation industry. From 1993 to 1998, Huerta served in senior
positions at the Department of Transportation. Previously, Huerta served
as the Executive Director of the Port of San Francisco and Commissioner
of the City of New York Department of Ports, International Trade and
Federal Maritime Commission Review Team Lead John Cullather has worked for the House of
Representatives for over 31 years, specializing in Coast Guard and
maritime transportation policy.
- NTSB Review Team Lead Carol Carmody currently works as a consultant in
international aviation and aviation safety. In 2000 she was appointed
by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate to a five-year term on
the National Transportation Safety Board.