Contact: Dennis Watson
06/02/2004 (Wednesday)
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No. 04-20
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Surface Transportation Board Announces Swearing In of Francis P. Mulvey as Board Member

Surface Transportation Board Chairman Roger Nober announced today that Francis P. Mulvey was formally sworn in today as a Member of the STB following his November 3, 2003 nomination by President George W. Bush and his May 21, 2004 confirmation by the United States Senate.

Commissioner Mulvey, a Democrat from Maryland, is the STB's eighth Member and will serve for the remainder of a five-year term expiring December 31, 2007.

Commissioner Mulvey formerly served as the Democratic Staff Director for the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure's Railroad Subcommittee. He previously had served as Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Rail, Transit, and Special Programs for the U.S. Department of Transportation. Prior to that position, Dr. Mulvey served as Assistant Director for the U. S. General Accounting Office. He has taught at a number of universities, including most recently at the University of Maryland's R. H. Smith School of Business and Public Administration.

Commissioner Mulvey earned his bachelor's degree from New York University, his master's degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and his Ph.D. from the Washington State University.