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STB names Oberman vice chairman

Oberman was sworn in as an STB member on Jan. 22, 2019.
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The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has named member Martin Oberman the agency's vice chairman.

Oberman succeeds Patrick Fuchs, who continues to serve as a board member, STB officials said in a Jan. 6 press release.

A Chicago attorney, Oberman was sworn in as an STB member on Jan. 22, 2019. He has had an extensive career in the public and private sectors, including service as a Chicago alderman, a member of commuter railroad Metra's board and most recently a member of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's board.

Since 1975, Oberman has maintained a practice in Chicago as a trial and an appellate lawyer. The STB vice chairmanship rotates among members on an annual basis.

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