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.
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.
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.