US Transportation Secretary Chao names two to WMATA board

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao has appointed two federal representatives to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board of Directors, the U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced.

David B. Horner and Steve McMillin were appointed to board on July 24.

Horner is a partner at the Hunton & Williams law firm in Washington, D.C., where he leads projects on public-private partnerships and transportation infrastructure. Horner served as the U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Assistant Secretary for transportation policy and chief counsel at the Federal Transit Administration from 2005 to 2009. He has extensive experience in transportation law and public and private partnerships in relation to transit related projects.

McMillin is a partner at U.S. Policy Metrics, an advisory firm for hedge funds and asset management firms. He previously served as the deputy director of the White House Office of Management and Budget from 2006 to 2009, where was responsible for the development and implementation of the federal budget.

Horner and McMillin will succeed federal representatives Carol Carmody and David Strickland. Carmody was the former vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board and Strickland was the former administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

WMATA’s board includes eight voting and eight alternate directors.

See the news release online.

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