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11/16/2007



Rail News: Amtrak

McLean succeeds Laney as Amtrak chairman



Amtrak recently named Donna McLean chairman to succeed David Laney, who will remain a board member until his term expires later this month.

Appointed to the national intercity passenger railroad’s board by President Bush and approved by the Senate in July 2006, McLean previously served as the board’s vice chairman. She owns Donna McLean Associates L.L.C., a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm specializing in transportation policy.

McLean previously served as chief financial officer and assistant secretary for budget and programs at the U.S. Department of Transportation. She also held posts as assistant administrator for financial services for the Federal Aviation Administration and professional staff member for the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Meanwhile, President Bush announced yesterday he intends to appoint Thomas Carper, Nancy Naples and Denver Stutler Jr. to the Amtrak Reform Board.





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