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STB appoints Buttrey, Saylor and Zimmerman to new positions


The Surface Transportation Board recently appointed W. Douglas Buttrey vice chairman to succeed Francis Mulvey, who will continue to serve as commissioner. The vice chairmanship rotates among STB members on an annual basis.

Buttrey, whose term expires Dec. 31, 2008, joined the board in May 2004. Last year, he served as interim STB chairman — filling in for Roger Nober, who resigned in January — until the board named Charles Nottingham chairman in August.

As his first act in the new post, Buttrey appointed Alice Saylor his chief of staff. A member of the STB’s Office of the General Counsel since 2001, she most recently served as Buttrey’s attorney-advisor.

During Nober’s tenure, Saylor served as his attorney-advisor. Prior to the STB, she was vice president and general counsel of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association, and held various legal positions at the TransStar Group and Union Pacific Railroad.

Meanwhile, Nottingham appointed Scott Zimmerman as his new attorney-advisor.

Zimmerman joined the STB’s general counsel office in February 2006. He previously practiced transportation and regulatory law as a partner in Washington, D.C., firm Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger L.L.P.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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