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President Obama Announces Another Key Administration Post

WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post:

  • Robert L. Sumwalt -  Member, National Transportation Safety Board

President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post:

Robert L. Sumwalt, Nominee for Member, National Transportation Safety Board
Robert Sumwalt has served as a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) since 2006.  He served as Vice Chairman of the NTSB from 2006 to 2008. Prior to his appointment to the NTSB, Mr. Sumwalt managed the aviation department for SCANA Corporation from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Sumwalt also flew as an airline pilot for US Airways for 24 years, where he accumulated over 14,000 flight hours. For his contributions in aviation safety, Mr. Sumwalt received the Flight Safety Foundation’s Laura Tabor Barbour Air Safety Award, the Air Line Pilots Association’s Air Safety Award, and he is an inductee into the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame. Mr. Sumwalt holds a B.S. from the University of South Carolina.

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