National Transportation Safety Board



490 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20594

Phone, 202-314-6000. Fax, 202-314-6110. Internet,

Chairman Mark V. Rosenker

Vice Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt


Steven R. Chealander, Deborah A.P. Hersman, Kathryn O'Leary Higgins,


Managing Director Joseph G. Osterman

Chief Financial Officer Steven Goldberg

Chief Administrative Law Judge William E. Fowler, Jr.

General Counsel Gary Halbert

Deputy General Counsel William Love

Director, Office of Aviation Safety Thomas H. Haueter

Deputy Director John DeLisi

Chief, Major Investigations Dana Schulze

Chief Advisor for International Robert MacIntosh

Safety Affairs

Deputy Director, Regional Operations Jeff Guzzetti

Director, Office of Government and Industry Brenda Lee Yager


Deputy Director for Government Cheryl McCullough


Director, Office of Transportation Disaster Sharon Bryson


Assistant to the Director Eric Grosof

Director, Office of Public Affairs Ted Lopatkiewicz

Director, Office of Highway Safety Bruce Magladry

Deputy Director, Operations Dwight Foster

Deputy Director, Accident Barbara Czech


Director, Office of Marine Safety John Spencer

Deputy Director Jim Scheffer, Acting

Director, Office of Railroad, Pipeline, and Robert J. Chipkevich

Hazardous Materials Investigations

Chief Technical Advisor James Ritter

Chief, Railroad Division James Southworth

Chief, Pipeline and Hazardous Robert Trainor

Materials Division

Director, Office of Research and Engineering Vernon Ellingstad

Deputy Director Joseph Kolly

Director, Office of Safety Recommendations and Elaine Weinstein


Deputy Director, Operations Jim Rosenberg

Director, Training Center Paul Schuda


The National Transportation Safety Board seeks to ensure that all types of transportation in the United States are conducted safely. The Board investigates accidents, conducts studies, and makes recommendations to Government agencies, the transportation industry, and others on safety measures and practices.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was established in 1967 and became totally independent on April 1, 1975, by the Independent Safety Board Act of 1974 (49 U.S.C. 1111).

NTSB consists of five members appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate for 5-year terms. The President designates two of these members as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board for 2-year terms. The designation of the Chairman is made with the advice and consent of...

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