Honorable Deborah A. P. Hersman, Chairman

Speeches and Testimony Archive

Honorable Deborah A. P. Hersman

2014

  • April 9, 2014 - Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate Hearing on Railway Safety, Washington, D.C.
  • April 8, 2014 - Board Meeting - Marine Accident Report, Allision of Passenger Ferry Seastreak Wall Streer with Pier 11, Lower Manhattan, New York City, January 9, 2013, Chairman's Opening and Closing Statement
  • March 31, 2014 - "From Pawn to Queen: What Chess Can Teach Us About Leadership"
    Harold Gortner Lecture, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
  • March 25-26, 2014 Forum - Cruise Ships: Examining Safety, Operations and Oversight, Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • March 7, 2014 - "I Saw a Woman Today" Remarks at the International Women in Aviation Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FL
  • February 26, 2014 - "Getting the Job Done," Remarks at the Helicopter Association International Salute to Excellence Awards, Anaheim, CA
  • February 20, 2014 Investigative Hearing - Crash of UPS Flight 1354, Birmingham, AL, August 14, 2013, Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • January 16, 2014 - Remarks at the 2014 Most Wanted List Press Conference

2013

  • December 11, 2013 - Investigative Hearing - Crash of Asiana Flight 214, San Francisco, CA, 7/6/2013, Chairman's Opening Remarks and Closing Remarks
  • November 6-7, 2013 - Investigative Hearing Two Metro-North rail accidents: Bridgeport train derailment on May 17, 2013 and West Haven collision death of Metro-North track foreman on May 28, 2013, Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • November 5, 2013 - Highway Accident Report Highway-Railroad Grade Crossing Collision in Midland, Texas, November 15, 2012, Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • September 19, 2013 - Remarks of Acting Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman at the Virginia Distracted Driving Summit,Richmond, VA
  • September 16, 2013 - Keynote Address, 16th Annual Daniel J. Raskin Memorial Symposium on Injury Prevention, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
  • September 10-11, 2013 - Safety Culture: Enhancing Transportation Safety Forum - Acting Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • August 27, 2013 - Remarks at the Governors Highway Safety Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
  • August 15, 2013 - Back to School Transportation Safety Demonstration and Car Seat Check, Acting Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • July 23, 2013 - Highway Accident Report - School Bus and Truck Collision, Chesterfield, NJ, February 16, 2012 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • June 19, 2013 - Testimony to Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, Hearing on Staying on Track: Next Steps in Improving Passenger and Freight Rail Safety
  • June 18, 2013 - Railroad Accident Report - Collision Involving Two Freight Trains, Goodwell, OK, June 24, 2012 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • June 12, 2013 - "Defying Gravity, Safely and Surely", The Wings Club, New York, New York
  • June 4, 2013 - Safety Study: Characteristics of Single-Unit Truck Accidents Resulting in Injuries and Deaths - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • May 14, 2013 - Marine Accident Report - Allision of Cargo Vessel Delta Mariner with Eggner's Ferry Bridge Near Aurora, Kentucky, January 26, 2012 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • May 14, 2013 - Safety Report - Reaching Zero: Actions to Eliminate Alcohol-Impaired Driving - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • May 6, 2013 - "Transportation Safety: A Series of Great Opportunities", American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Spring Conference, Providence, Rhode Island
  • April 24, 2013 - Chairman's Closing Remarks, Boeing 787 Battery Investigative Hearing
  • April 23, 2013 - Chairman's Opening Remarks, Boeing 787 Battery Investigative Hearing
  • April 16, 2013 - Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, United States Senate, Hearing on Aviation Safety: FAA's Progress on Key Safety Initiatives
  • April 12, 2013 - Chairman's Closing Statement, Forum: Lithium Ion Batteries in Transportation
  • April 11, 2013 - Chairman's Opening Statement, Forum: Lithium Ion Batteries in Transportation
  • April 9, 2013 - Marine Accident Report - Personnel Abandonment of Weather-Damaged US Liftboat Trinity II, Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico, September 8, 2011 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • April 9, 2013 - Aviation Accident Report, Loss of Engine Power Eurocopter AS350, Mosby, MO August 26, 2011 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • March 12, 2013 - General Aviation Safety Issues - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • March 5, 2013 - "Dedication to Excellence", NATCA Communicating for Safety Conference
  • February 27, 2013 - Forum - Positive Train Control: Is It On Track? - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • February 26, 2013 - Investigative Hearing - Collision of Two Union Pacific Trains - Goodwell, Oklahoma, June 24, 2012 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • February 12, 2013 - Railroad Accident Report - Collision of Two Trains near Two Harbors, Minnesota - September 30, 2010 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • January 29, 2013 - Aviation Accident Report - Sundance Helicopter Sightseeing Flight Crashed 12 Miles from Airport, Las Vegas, NV - December 7, 2011 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • January 28, 2013 Testimony before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, Field Hearing on Pipeline Safety: An On the Ground Look at Safeguarding the Public, Charleston, WV

2012

  • December 11, 2012 - Highway Accident Report - Highway-Railroad Grade Crossing Collision, Miriam, NV - June 24, 2011 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • December 11, 2012 - Highway Special Investigation Report - Wrong-Way Driving, Washington, DC - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • December 10, 2012 - Leveraging the Safety Benefits of Technology, Rail Trends, New York, NY
  • December 4-5, 2012 - Geographic Information Systems in Transportation Safety Opening and Closing Remarks
  • November 14, 2012 - 2013 Most Wanted List Press Conference National Press Club Washington, DC
  • October 10, 2012 - Aircraft Accident Report Crash During Experimental Test Flight Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation GVI (G650), N652GD, Roswell, NM April 2, 2011 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • October 5, 2012 - Transportation: Investing in the Future, The City Club of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio
  • September 25, 2012 - Marine Accident Report - Collision of Tankship Elka Apollon with Containership MSC Nederland Houston Ship Channel, Upper Galveston Bay, Texas - October 29, 2011, Washington, DC - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • September 24, 2012 - Where There's Smoke There's Fire, A Tale of Three Investigations, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Annual Conference, Portland, Maine
  • September 18, 2012 - "Improving Aviation Safety: Reactive, Predictive, Preventive" Aero Club of Washington, DC
  • September 17, 2012 - "Walking the Walk of Railroad Safety" American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference and Exposition Chicago, Illinois
  • August 28, 2012 - "Evolution of Aviation Safety: From Reactive to Predictive" International Society of Air Safety Investigators Annual Seminar Baltimore, Maryland
  • August 27, 2012 - Board Meeting: Airplane Crash - National Championship Air Races Reno-Stead Airport, NV, Washington, DC - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • July 31, 2012 - Board Meeting: Motorcoach Accident Report - Doswell, Washington, DC - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • July 17, 2012 - Forum: General Aviation Search and Rescue, Washington, DC - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • July 16, 2012 - Press Conference on the New Transit Law, Hyattsville, MD
  • July 10, 2012 - Board Meeting: Pipeline Accident Report, Marshall, Michigan, Washington, DC - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • June 22, 2012 - Washington Metro Memorial Service, Washington, DC
  • June 19-20, 2012 - Forum: General Aviation Safety - Climbing to the Next Level, Washington, DC - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • June 14, 2012 - "Where there's a Will, There are Ways to Improve Safety" Lifesavers 30th Conference, Orlando, Florida
  • June 7, 2012 - "Aviation Safety: We Are Our Brother's Keeper" International Aviation Club of Washington DC
  • June 6, 2012 - American Airlines Flight 2253, Runway Overrun, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, December 29, 2010 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • June 6, 2012 - Motorcoach Run-Off-the-Road and Collision with Vertical Highway Signpost, New York, NY, March 12, 2011 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • May 22, 2012 - Experimental Amateur-Built Aircraft Safety - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • May 18, 2012 - "Work Hard, Live Harder" George Mason School of Public Policy Convocation Arlington, VA
  • May 15-16, 2012 - Forum: Reaching Zero: Actions to Eliminate Substance-Impaired Driving, Washington, DC - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • April 30, 2012 - American Association of Airport Executives 84th Annual Conference and Exposition "Preparation and Professionalism" Phoenix, AZ
  • April 27, 2012 - International Mass Fatality Management Conference New York, New York
  • April 25, 2012 - "Orange Cones. No Phones." Media Event, Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • April 24, 2012 - Board Meeting: Railroad Accident Report - Red Oak, Iowa, April 17, 2011 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • April 24, 2012 - Board Meeting: Marine accident report - Allision of Passenger Ferry Andrew J. Barberi with St. George Terminal Staten Island, New York, May 8, 2010 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • April 13, 2012 - "It's Time for a Fresh Look at Impaired Driving", World Traffic Safety Symposium, New York, NY
  • March 27, 2012 - Attentive Driving Forum: Countermeasures to Distraction - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • March 20, 2012 - Addressing Pilot Fatigue - Air Line Pilot Association Seminar on Part 117, New Orleans, Louisiana - Chairman's Opening Remarks
  • March 19, 2012 - Update on Rail Safety Issues, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, National Association of State Legislative Board Chairmen Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • February 14, 2012 - Board Meeting - Railroad Accident Report - Cherry Valley, Illinois, June 19, 2009 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • February 12, 2012 - "Moving Safety Ahead" Heli-Expo 2012, Dallas, Texas
  • February 9, 2012 - "The Year of the Motorcoach Professional" United Motorcoach Association Expo, Long Beach, California
  • January 19, 2012 - The Road to the Final Four - Highlighting Four Key Transportation Safety Issues, 34th Annual Kentucky Transportation Conference, Lexington, Kentucky
  • January 10, 2012 - Public Hearing - Air Show / Air Race Safety - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks

2011

  • December 13, 2011 - Board Meeting -Highway Accident Report: Gray Summit, MO: Collision Involving Two School Buses, a Bobtail and a Passenger Vehicle, August 5, 2010 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • December 8, 2011 - Assuring Safety in Aviation's Second Century, 8th Annual Assad Kotaite Lecture, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • December 1, 2011 - Closing Remarks at the NTSB Forum on Oversight of Public Aircraft Operations
  • November 30, 2011 - Opening Remarks at the NTSB Forum on Oversight of Public Aircraft Operations
  • November 8, 2011 - Board Meeting - Railroad Accident Report Miami International Airport Automated People Mover Train Collision with Passenger Terminal Wall, Miami, FL, November 28, 2008 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • October 25, 2011 - Remarks at National Association of Pupil Transportation Annual Summit, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • October 18, 2011 - 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 Pipeline Safety: Assessing the San Bruno, California Explosion, Washington, DC
  • October 17, 2011 - Remarks at ITS World Congress, Orlando, Florida
  • October 10, 2011 - Remarks at the National Business Aviation Association 2011 Opening General Session, Las Vegas, NV
  • September 27, 2011 - Board Meeting - Marine Accident Report Collision of Tankship Eagle Otome with Cargo Vessel Gull Arrow and subsequent collision with the Dixie Vengeance towboat in the Sabine-Neches Canal in Port Arthur, Texas, January 23, 2010 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • September 13, 2011 - Board Meeting - Highway Accident Report Truck-tractor Semitrailer Median Crossover Collision with 15-Passengar Van, Munfordville, KY, March 26, 2010 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • August 30, 2011 - Board Meeting - Pipeline Accident Report Pacific Gas and Electric Company Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Rupture and Fire, San Bruno, CA, September 9, 2010 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • August 27, 2011 - Remarks at the Comair 5191 Permanent Memorial Dedication, Lexington, KY
  • August 18, 2011 - Remarks at ALPA Air Safety Forum, Washington, DC
  • July 26, 2011 - Board Meeting - Highway Accident Report Rollover of a Truck-Tractor and Cargo Tank Semitrailer, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 22, 2009 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • July 12, 2011 - Board Meeting - Aircraft Accident Report - Aviation Accident Report Pilatus PC-12/45, N128CM, Butte, Montana, March 22, 2009 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • July 12, 2011 - Board Meeting - Marine Accident Report - Collision of U.S. Coast Guard Vessel CG 33118 and Sea Ray Recreational Vessel CF 2607 PZ, San Diego Bay, California, December 20, 2009 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • June 21, 2011 - Board Meeting - Marine Accident Report - Collision between barge and DUKW boat, Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA, July 7, 2010 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • June 13, 2011 - Remarks at 22nd Enhanced Safety of Vehicles Conference, Washington, DC
  • May 24, 2011 - Board Meeting - Aircraft Accident Report - Crash after Encounter with Instrument Meteorological Conditions, During Takeoff from Remote Landing Site, New Mexico State Police Agusta S.p.A. A-109E, N606SP, Near Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 9, 2009 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • May 24, 2011 - Board Meeting - Aircraft Accident Report - Collision Into Mountainous Terrain, GCI Communications Corp., de Havilland DHC-3T, Aleknagik, Alaska, August 9, 2010 - Chairman's Opening and Closing Remarks
  • May 18, 2011 - Remarks at 2011 Harriman Awards, Washington, DC
  • May 3, 2011 - Remarks at 2011 Air National Guard Executive Safety Summit, Orlando, FL
  • 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Presentation to the BLET Advanced Local Chairman's Training In Philadelphia, PA
    • May 14, 2009 - 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 - 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 - Presentation at the CVSA Bus Safety Summit, Arlington, VA
    • March 3, 2009 - Presentation at the Air Charter Safety Symposium in Ashburn, VA
    • February 27, 2009 - 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 - Presentation to the Eno Leadership Conference, Washington, DC
    • April 30, 2008 - 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 - 21st Annual Fire Service Officers School for Kentucky, Owensboro, KY
    • February 8, 2008 - 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 - Presentation to the FMCSA Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee, Washington, DC
    • November 6, 2005 - 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 - 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

Chairman Hersman's Bio

Deborah A. P. Hersman was sworn in on October 21, 2013 for her thrid two-year term as NTSB Chairman. She became Chairman on July 28, 2009. She was nominated for a second term by President Barack Obama on June 28, 2011, and confirmed by the United States Senate on August 2, 2011. In August 2013, President Obama nominated Hersman for a third term as Chairman and for a third term as a Board Member.

Acting 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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