M. Sandberg was sworn in Aug. 5 as the administrator of the U.S.
Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
President Bush nominated Sandberg in March, and the Senate confirmed
her July 31.
Secretary Norman Mineta said, "She has shown leadership in
dealing with key issues within the department and is an especially
able champion of our goal to improve truck and bus safety."
appointed Sandberg as deputy administrator of the FMCSA in November
2002. She had been acting administrator since December 2002. The
FMCSA was established Jan. 1, 2000, to improve truck and bus safety.
an honor and a pleasure to be the FMCSA's administrator," Sandberg
said. "As administrator, I will work to ensure that FMCSA continues
to meet its goal of reducing commercial vehicle-related fatalities
joining the FMCSA, Sandberg was the deputy administrator of the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Earlier, she was
an attorney with the Maple Valley Law Group, representing employers
in labor and employment issues.
her law career, she held law-enforcement, supervisory and administrative
posts with the Washington State Patrol, where she became the first
woman in the country to lead a state police agency. She served as
chief of the Washington State Patrol for six years.
has a bachelor's degree from Central Washington University. She
received her law degree from the University of Puget Sound School
of Law in 1993 and graduated magna cum laude from the City University,
Bellevue, WA, with a master’s of business administration degree
in 1996. Additionally, she attended Harvard University's John F.
Kennedy School of Government and the FBI's National Executive Institute.