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Rose to succeed Sramek as Operation Lifesaver's president


Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) announced that Joyce Rose, staff director for the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure's Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials, will become president and chief executive officer on Dec. 3. She will succeed Helen Sramek, OLI's president since January 2007, who earlier announced plans to retire.

A veteran congressional staffer with more than 20 years of transportation policy experience, Rose became the subcommittee's staff director in 2008 after serving as a professional staff member on the committee's highways and transit subcommittee.

As staff director, she drafted, negotiated and helped secure passage of MAP-21, the surface transportation authorization bill covering fiscal years 2013 and 2014. She also worked on the passage of the Amtrak authorization and rail safety bills in 2008, and helped draft transit provisions for SAFETEA-LU in 2005.

Rose previously served the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations from 1988 to 2001 as the professional staffer responsible for federal transit and rail funding issues, pipelines and hazardous materials, and transportation research.
"Joyce's expertise in railroad, transit, highway and safety policy will be a tremendous asset to Operation Lifesaver as we continue our work educating drivers and pedestrians about safety around tracks and trains," said OLI Chairman Reilly McCarren in a prepared statement.

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