George Bush intends to nominate Annette Sandberg to fill the vacant
administrator position heading the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration, according to a White House statement.
has served as the agency’s deputy director since Nov. 25, when U.S.
Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta announced former Administrator
Joseph Clapp’s plans to retire in December.
had served the previous nine months as the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration’s deputy director. Before joining the federal
agency, she had been chief of the Washington State Patrol for six
years. Sandberg holds a law degree and a master's in business administration.
appointed Clapp in October 2001 to become the first administrator
of the agency, which has more than 1,000 employees.