The NTSB Board


The Board

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The NTSB has five Board Members, each nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate to serve 5-year terms. The President designates a Board Member as Chair and another as Vice Chair for 3-year terms. The Chair requires separate Senate confirmation. When there is no designated Chair, the Vice Chair serves in an acting capacity. ​

Jennifer Homendy

 
 
Jennifer Homendy

​​​Jennifer L. Homendy [pronounced HAH-mendy] was sworn in as the 15th Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on August 13, 2021, after being nominated by the President and unanimously confirmed by the Senate. The NTSB is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant events in other modes of transportation.

Chair Homendy is the agency’s chief executive, managing an annual budget of about $129.3 million and more than 411 full-time employees across the country, including the NTSB’s regional offices located in Anchorage, Alaska; Seattle, Washington; and Denver, Colorado. She is the fourth woman to serve as Chair...

See Biography

 

Michael E. Graham

​​​Michael Graham took the oath of office as the 45th Member of the National Transportation Safety Board on January 3, 2020.

Before coming to the NTSB, Member Graham was with Textron Aviation, Inc. (Cessna/Hawker/Beechcraft) from 1997 to 2019. Since 2012 he served as their Director of Flight Operations Safety, Security & Standardization and was responsible for the safe and secure operations of all domestic and international flights conducted in support of the company. The scope of his responsibility included managing the flight operation’s Safety Management System and its certification, administering the Emergency Response Plan, supervising Air Safety Investigations, and overseeing two company airports and a control tower.

Mr. Graham joined Cessna as a Demonstration Pilot and held positions in Prod...

See Biography

Michael E. Graham

Thomas B. Chapman

 
 
Thomas B. Chapman

​​Thomas B. Chapman took the oath of office as the 46th Member of the National Transportation Safety Board on January 6, 2020. Member Chapman has spoken extensively on the Safe System Approach to highway traffic safety, alcohol and drug impairment, and rail worker and highway-rail grade crossing safety.

Prior to joining the Board, Member Chapman served six years as minority counsel to the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation & Space. He engaged in a broad range of issues, including the bipartisan effort to pass comprehensive legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration, the Transportation Security Administration, and the NTSB. In total, Member Chapman has four decades of experience in government, legislative, and regulatory affairs in the transportation industry.

Chapman previously s...

See Biography

 

Alvin Brown

Alvin Brown took the oath of office as the 47th Member of the National Transportation Safety Board on March 13, 2024.​

Alvin Brown has served as Senior Advisor for Community Infrastructure Opportunities for the U.S. Department of Transportation since August 2022. From 2011 to 2015, he served as Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida. Brown began his career as a senior member of the White House leadership team under President Clinton and Vice President Gore, focused on a wide range of domestic issues, including community revitalization, job creation, new business development, and affordable housing. He served as Executive Director of the White House Community Empowerment Board and served as Senior Advisor to the late Commerce Secretary Ron Brown.

Brown earned a Bachelor of Science degree and ...

See Biography

Alvin Brown

J. Todd Inman

 
 
J. Todd Inman

J. Todd Inman, the 48th Member of the National Transportation Safety Board, who was sworn in March 13, 2024, brings a wealth of experience and expertise in transportation safety, management, and policy implementation.

Member Inman’s vast experience is unique in that he brings a combination of federal, state, and private sector work that allows him to consider things from a policy and implementation perspective. Prior to the NTSB, Inman served as Senior Director in the Office of the Executive Chairman at APCO Worldwide, a global public affairs consultancy. Before that, he served as Secretary of the Department of Management Services for the state of Florida, for which the Florida Senate unanimously confirmed him to oversee e...

See Biography


​​​​​​