Senate committee approves Sandberg

| 6/24/2003

The U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee last week endorsed by voice vote Annette Sandberg to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The full Senate still must approve her nomination.

Sandberg was deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Before that, she was chief of the Washington State Patrol for six years. When appointed to the position in 1995, she was the first woman in the country to lead a state police agency.

She has more than 17 years experience in a variety of law enforcement, supervisory and administrative posts with the Washington State Patrol. In November of 2002, President Bush appointed Sandberg as deputy administrator of FMCSA.