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Biography

Judith S. Kaleta

Judith S. Kaleta is the Deputy General Counsel, the Alternate Agency Ethics Official, and the Dispute Resolution Specialist for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  Ms. Kaleta has served as Chief Counsel of the Research and Special Programs Administration, Acting Chief Counsel of the Federal Transit Administration, Special Assistant to the Chief Counsel of the Federal Highway Administration, and staff attorney in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Before joining DOT, Ms. Kaleta was an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division.

Amy Tovar

Associate General Counsel

Amy Tovar serves as Associate General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Transportation.  She advises the General Counsel on the management and oversight of the Department’s legal affairs and provides counsel to the senior leadership of the Department.    

James Cole, Jr.

Deputy General Counsel

James Cole, Jr. serves as the Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Transportation.  There are more than 500 lawyers in the Department and its ten operating administrations.

Susan Kurland

Susan Kurland is the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs of the Department of Transportation. As part of the Secretary of Transportation’s senior team, Kurland directs and implements economic and competition policy affecting the air transport industry as well as coordinates the Department’s international activities.

Dana Gresham

Dana Gresham is the Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs.  In this capacity, Mr. Gresham serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary and senior staff with respect to legislative affairs, Congressional relations, and policy matters affecting Federal, state and local governments, and public and private interest groups.  

Polly Trottenberg

Ms. Trottenberg was nominated by President Obama to serve as the Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy in June 2013, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in January 2013. In this role, she serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary while providing leadership in the development of policies for the Department, generating proposals and providing advice regarding legislative and regulatory initiatives across all modes of transportation. Her office oversees the Office of Transportation Policy and the Office of Aviation and International Affairs.

Robert S. Rivkin

General Counsel

Robert S. Rivkin was sworn in on May 18, 2009 as the 21st General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Transportation, following unanimous confirmation of his appointment by the United States Senate.

John D. Porcari

Deputy Secretary of Transportation

John D. Porcari has served as the 19th United States Deputy Secretary of Transportation since June 1, 2009.

As Deputy Secretary, Porcari is the Department of Transportation’s chief operating officer with responsibility for day-to-day operations of the 10 modal administrations and the work of more than 55,000 DOT employees nationwide and overseas.  Porcari is focused on transportation’s key role in economic development and providing the foundation for America’s future prosperity.

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