Van de Water confirmed at NMB

Read Van de Water was unanimously confirmed on December 9 by the United States Senate to serve as a Member of the National Mediation Board. Ms. Van de Water was nominated by President George W. Bush and will replace Frank Duggan.

Ms. Van de Water served as the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation from 2001-2003. She previously was the founder of Carson King Consulting, which she managed from 2000-2001. From 1997 to 1999, she was the legislative counsel for international trade and investment with The Business Roundtable and, from 1991 to 1997, she was legislative counsel and director of government affairs for Northwest Airlines. She also was employed on Capitol Hill as an appropriations associate and legislative assistant to Congressman Tom DeLay (Texas) from 1987-1991.

BLE President Don Hahs congratulated Ms. Van de Water on her appointment and said he was looking forward to working together.

A native of Charlotte, N.C., Ms. Van de Water graduated from the University of the South (Sewanee) in 1986. She received a master's degree from The George Washington University and her J.D. from The Georgetown University Law Center. She was sworn in on December 11.



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