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. NTSB currently has one vacant board member seat.​

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 since the agency was created in 1967.

Chair Homendy has used her national platform to ...

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Bruce Landsberg

​​Bruce Landsberg was sworn in as Vice Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board on August 7, 2018, to become its 43rd Member.  His term as Vice Chair ended on August 20, 2023.

Before coming to the NTSB, Member Landsberg served as executive director of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Air Safety Foundation and then as president of the AOPA Foundation and Air Safety Institute from 1992 until he retired in 2014. During his AOPA tenure, he conducted countless safety seminars, speeches, podcasts and wrote a monthly column on aviation safety for its magazine, AOPA Pilot.

Early in his aviation career, Member Landsberg worked for the Marketing Division Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas. Moving to FlightSafety International as their first product marketing manager to ...

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Bruce Landsberg

Michael E. Graham

 
 
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...

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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 transportati...

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Thomas B. Chapman

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