Honorable Deborah A. P. Hersman, Chairman

Speeches and Testimony Archive

Honorable Deborah A. P. Hersman

2011

  • April 26, 2011 - Board Meeting – Aircraft Accident Report - Crash During Approach to Landing, Empire Airlines Flight 8284, Lubbock, TX, January 27, 2009 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • April 2, 2011 - Remarks at The 2nd Annual "Salute to Women Behind the Wheel" Mid-America Trucking Show, Louisville, KY
  • March 30, 2011 - (PDF, 89 KB) Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, Hearing on Ensuring the Safety of Our Nation's Motorcoach Passengers
  • March 28, 2011 - Remarks NTSB International Family Assistance Conference, Washington, DC
  • March 18, 2011 - Remarks to the Association of Air Medical Services Spring Legislative Conference, Washington, DC
  • March 15, 2011 - Board Meeting – Aircraft Accident Report - Crash During Attempted Go-Around After Landing, East Coast Jets Flight 81, Owatonna, MN – July 31, 2008 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • March 9, 2011 - Remarks to the Norfolk-Southern Safety Expo and Awards, Norfolk, VA
  • March 3, 2011 - Closing Statement, Public Hearing In Connection With the Investigation of Pipeline Accident, San Bruno, CA, September 9, 2010, Washington, DC
  • March 1, 2011 - Opening Statement, Public Hearing In Connection With the Investigation of Pipeline Accident, San Bruno, CA, September 9, 2010, Washington, DC
  • February 23, 2011 - Keynote Address to American Bar Association Forum on Air and Space Law 2011 Update Conference, Washington, DC
  • February 14, 2011 - Remarks to the National Association of Regional Councils, Washington, DC
  • February 7, 2011 - Remarks to the Passenger Vessel Association, St. Louis, Missouri
  • January 26, 2011 - Keynote Remarks at the Chairman's Luncheon - Transportation Research Board, 90th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
  • January 11, 2011 - Safety Study – Airbag Performance in General Aviation Restraint Systems - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • January 7, 2011 - Remarks at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Twenty-Second Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium, Orlando, Florida

2010

    • December 9, 2010 - NTSB Forum on Child Passenger Safety in the Air and in Automobiles - Chairman's Opening and Closing remarks, Washington, DC
    • December 7, 2010 - Board Meeting: Aircraft Accident Report – Crash During Takeoff of Firefighting Helicopter, U. S. Forest Service, Sikorsky S-61N, N612AZ, Weaverville, California, August 5, 2008 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Statements, Washington, DC
    • November 16, 2010 - Most Wanted List Press Conference: State Issues - Chairman's Opening and Closing remarks, and Remarks on Primary Seat Belt Enforcement and Child Occupant Protection, Washington, DC
    • November 2, 2010 - Remarks to the International Air Safety Seminar, Milan, Italy
    • October 26-27, 2010 - NTSB Code-Sharing Symposium - Chairman's Opening and Closing remarks, Washington, DC
    • October 7, 2010 - Remarks at the International Aviation Womens Association 22nd Annual Conference, Boston, MA
    • September 23, 2010 - Testimony before theSubcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, United States House of Representatives, Hearing onMoving Forward after the NTSB Report: Making Metro a Safety Leader, Washington, DC
    • September 15, 2010 - Testimony before theCommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives, Hearing on Enbridge Pipeline Oil Spill in Marshall, MI, Washington, DC
    • September 14, 2010 - Board Meeting: Aircraft Accident Summary Report—Midair Collision Over Hudson River, Piper PA-32R-300, N71MC, and Eurocopter AS350BA, N401LH, Near Hoboken, New Jersey, August 8, 2009 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Statements, Washington, DC
    • August 30, 2010 - Remarks to the 16th International Operation Lifesaver Symposium & Training Seminars, Baltimore, MD
    • August 3, 2010 - Public Hearing on Rollover and Fire of a Truck-Tractor and Cargo Tank Semitrailer Carrying Liquefied Petroleum Gas in Indianapolis, Indiana October 22, 2009 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Satement, Washington, DC
    • July 27, 2010 - Board Meeting: Railroad Accident Report—Collision of Two Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Metrorail Trains Near Fort Totten Station, Washington, D.C., June 22, 2009 (DCA-09-MR-007) - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
    • June 29, 2010 - Testimony before the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives, Hearing on The Safety of Hazardous Liquid Pipelines:Regulated versus Unregulated Pipelines, Washington, DC
    • June 24, 2010 - Testimony before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation United States Senate Hearing on Ensuring the Safety of our Nation's Pipelines Washington, DC
    • June 22, 2010 - Board Meeting: Highway Accident Report - Bus Loss of Control and Rollover, Dolan Springs, Arizona, January 30, 2009 (HWY-09-MH-009) - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks, Washington, DC
    • May 26, 2010 - Keynote remarks at the Regional Airline Association Annual Convention, Milwaukee, WI
    • May 20, 2010 - NTSB forum on Pilot and Controller Professionalism - Chairman's Opening and Closing remarks, Washington, DC
    • April 29, 2010 - Remarks to the ISASI, Herndon, VA
    • April 28, 2010 - Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, Hearing onOversight of Motor Carrier Safety Efforts, Washington, DC
    • March 23, 2010 - Keynote address At The NATCA "Communicating for Safety" Anuual Conference, Orlando, FL
    • March 15, 2010 - (PDF, 2.67 MB) Remarks at the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Legislative Conference, Washington, DC
    • March 5, 2010 - Remarks at the National Sleep Foundation Conference, Washington, DC
    • February 27, 2010 - Remarks at the 21st International Women in Aviation Conference, Orlando, FL
    • February 25, 2010 - Testimony before the Aviation Subcommittee, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, U. S. Senate, Hearing on Aviation Safety: One Year After the Crash of Flight 3407, Washington, DC
    • February 24, 2010 - Testimony before the Aviation Subcommittee, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, Aircraft Icing, Washington, DC
    • January 27, 2010 - Testimony before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, U. S. House of Representatives, Reauthorization of the National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, DC
    • January 11, 2010 - Remarks on 2010 Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Washington, DC

2009

    • December 9, 2009 - Remarks at the 2009 Press Event on Distracted Driving, Washington, DC
    • December 7, 2009 - Remarks at the Century Council Holiday Kick-Off, Washington, DC
    • December 1, 2009 - Remarks to the FAA International Runway Safety Summit, Washington, DC
    • November 16, 2009 - Speech at the National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon, Washington, DC
    • October 29, 2009 - Testimony before the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security, U. S. Senate Reauthorization of the National Transportation Safety Board Washington, DC
    • October 28, 2009 - Remarks before the Coalition of Airline Pilots Association, 2009 National Safety Conference Dallas, Texas
    • October 6, 2009 - Remarks before the Air Traffic Control Association 54th Annual Conference and Expo, National Harbor, MD
    • September 29, 2009 - Opening Remarks before the 2009 Bombardier Safety Standdown Seminar, Wichita, KS
    • September 22, 2009 - Opening Statement for Public Hearing on Empire Airlines flight 8284, operating a FedEx-owned ATR-42 (N902FX), Lubbock, TX
    • September 18, 2009 - Remarks before the Aero Club of Washington, DC
    • September 16, 2009 - Testimony before the Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives, Hearing on the Hudson River Airspace, and Management of Uncontrolled Airspace Corridors, Washington, DC
    • September 15, 2009 - Remarks at the International Society of Safety Investigators 40th Annual Seminar in Orlando, FL
    • September 8, 2009 - Swearing-In Ceremony Remarks, Washington, DC
    • August 31, 2009 - Remarks before the Governors Highway Safety Association Annual Meeting, Savannah, Georgia
    • August 29, 2009 - Presentation to the Washington D.C. Sleep Society First Annual Education Meeting in Washington, DC
    • August 21, 2009 - Remarks before the National Association Of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators Business Meeting On Motorcycle Safety, Madison, WI
    • July 14, 2009 - [PDF, 20 KB] Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Metorail Accident, Washington, DC
    • July 8, 2009 - Statement before the U.S. Senate Committee On Commerce, Science, And Transportation
    • July 1, 2009 - [PDF, 3.28 MB] Presentation to the BLET Advanced Local Chairman's Training In Philadelphia, PA
    • May 14, 2009 - [PDF, 63 KB] Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, Hearing on Safety Issues Involving the Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Washington, DC
    • April 22, 2009 - [PDF, 3.71 MB] Presentation at the Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar in Orlando, Florida
    • March 24, 2009 - [PDF, 2.43 MB] Presentation at the 2009 International Conference on Fatigue Management in Transportation Operations, Boston, MA
    • March 6, 2009 - [PDF, 5.72 MB] Presentation at the CVSA Bus Safety Summit, Arlington, VA
    • March 3, 2009 - [PDF, 5.27 MB] Presentation at the Air Charter Safety Symposium in Ashburn, VA
    • February 27, 2009 - [PDF, 1.09 MB] Presentation to the Maritime Trades Department Executive Board Meeting, Miami, FL

2008

    • November 19, 2008 - Remarks to the Emergency Nurses Association Regarding Emergency Nurses Association National Scorecard On State Roadway Laws, Washington, DC
    • June 25, 2008 - Remarks before the Maryland Press Conference and Child Passenger Safety Demonstration, Rockville, MD
    • May 21, 2008 - [PDF, 630 KB] Presentation to the Eno Leadership Conference, Washington, DC
    • April 30, 2008 - [PDF, 3,11 MB] Presentation to the Flight Safety Foundation - Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar, Palm Harbor, FL
    • March 27, 2008 - Remarks on NTSB's Women’s History Month Program, Washington, DC
    • February 23, 2008 - [PDF, 3,30 MB] 21st Annual Fire Service Officers School for Kentucky, Owensboro, KY
    • February 8, 2008 - [PDF, 979 KB] Airport Council Internation/ACI-NA 2008 Winter Board of Director's, Las Vegas, NV
    • January 17, 2008 - Remarks on 30th Anniversary Of Child Passenger Protection Laws, Washington, DC

2007

    • November 19, 2007 - Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation on“San Francisco November 2007 Oil Spill Causes and Response, Washington, DC
    • September 13, 2007 - [PDF, 8.93 MB] Presentation to the FMCSA Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee, Washington, DC
    • November 6, 2005 - [PDF, 1.29 MB] Presentation to the NATA Aviation Business Roundtable, Washington, DC
    • July 11, 2007 - Testimony before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, U.S. House of Representatives,“Motor Carrier Safety:  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety, Administration’s Oversight of High Risk Carriers”, Washington, DC
    • July 11, 2007 - Presentation on Seat Belts on School Buses at the NHTSA Public Meeting, Washington, DC
    • May 21, 2007 - Testimony before The Transportation and Interstate Cooperation Committee, New Hampshire Senate on House Bill 802 Seat Belt Legislation, Concord, New Hampshire
    • May 16, 2007 - [PDF, 2.87 MB] Presentation to the FMCSA Commercial Driver’s License Advisory Committee, Washington, DC
    • January 8, 2007 - Remarks before the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Washington, DC

2006

    • November 1, 2006 - Remarks before the Lexington Division of Police Awards Banquet, Lexington, KY
    • October 21, 2006 - Remarks before the 2006 National Boating Federation 40th Anniversary General Meeting, Portsmouth, VA
    • September 12, 2006 - Opening Statement for Public Forum on Motorcycle Safety
    • August 15, 2006 - Statement for the National Conference of State Legislatures, Nashville, TN
    • July 12, 2006 - Opening Statement for Public Hearing on Investigation of Fire On-Board a United Parcel Service (UPS) Airlines Flight 1307
    • May 10, 2006 - Statement for the Coporate Aviation Safety Seminar (CASS) 2006, Phoenix, AZ
    • April 30, 2006 - Statement for the Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding Between the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Outdoor Channel, 2006 American Boating Congress, Washington, D.C.
    • April 26, 2006 - Statement for the 2006 Kentucky Lifesavers Conference, Louisville, KY
    • January 26, 2006 - Remarks before the Meharry Medical College/State Farm Awards Ceremony Columbia, SC
    • January 23, 2006 - Testimony before the Committee on Transportation, Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Junior Driver Licenses, Harrisburg, PA

2005

    • June 13, 2005 - Opening Statement for Public Hearing on Investigation of Aircraft Accident Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701, Washington, DC
    • May 19, 2005 - Testimony before the Transportation Committee, Wisconsin Assembly, on Assembly Bill 215 - Primary Seat Belt Enforcement
    • May 14, 2005 - Remarks for Commencement, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
    • February 23, 2005 - Remarks before the 2005 Motorcoach Expo
    • February 14, 2005 - Testimony before the Transportation Committee, State of Connecticut, Regarding Child Passenger Safety Legislation
    • January 13, 2005 - Testimony before the Subcommittee of the Transportation Committee, South Carolina Senate, Regarding SB 1 - Primary Enforcement Legislation

2004

    • September 28, 2004 - Testimony before the Senate Transportation Committee, State of Michigan, Regarding Child Passenger Safety Legislation

Hersman's Bio

Deborah A. P. Hersman was sworn in as the 12th Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board on July 28, 2009, following her nomination to the post by President Barack Obama and confirmation by the United States Senate. Her two-year term as Chairman runs until July 2011. She is also serving a second 5-year term as a Board Member, which expires on December 31, 2013.

Chairman Hersman has been a Member of the NTSB since June 21, 2004. Since then, she has chaired a number of public events hosted by the Board.

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