"On behalf of my fellow Board members and the men and women of the NTSB, I want to offer my congratulations to Chairman Hersman on her new position as President and CEO at the National Safety Council. I have had the privilege of working with Debbie at the NTSB for nearly five years and know first-hand how her efforts have improved transportation safety for the traveling public. As one of the nation's most visionary advocates for safety, she has focused our attention and actions on addressing a variety of transportation safety issues, including fatigue and distraction in all modes of transportation, eliminating impaired driving, improving child passenger safety, and helping accident victims and their families. I know I speak for the whole agency when I say we will miss Chairman Hersman's passion, dedication and leadership but we look forward to working with her in her new capacity, as she continues to make our country a safer place for everyone."
– Christopher A. Hart, NTSB Vice Chairman
NOTE: Chairman Hersman will continue to lead the agency until April 25th. Vice Chairman Hart will serve as Acting Chairman upon her departure.