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

On Aug. 13, Jennifer L. Homendy was sworn in as NTSB’s 15th Chair after being nominated on May 20 by President Biden and confirmed by the Senate on August 9. Before becoming Chair, Homendy first joined NTSB as its 44th Board member on Aug. 20, 2018. She was unanimously reconfirmed by the Senate on August 1, 2019, for a five-year term expiring December 31, 2024.​

Chair Homendy is a tireless advocate for safety and brings to the Board expertise in the safety of railroads, pipelines, and hazardous materials (on all modes of transportation). From 2004 to 2018, she served as the Democratic Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, which is under the jurisdiction of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I Committee) of the United States House of Represen...

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Bruce Landsberg

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

Before coming to the NTSB, Vice Chair Landsberg was with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association from 1992 to 2014 where he served as executive director of the Air Safety Foundation until 2010, and then as president of the AOPA Foundation and Air Safety Institute until he retired in 2014.  Under his leadership the organization received international recognition and numerous awards for promoting light aircraft safety. During his AOPA tenure he conducted countless safety seminars and wrote a monthly column on aviation safety for its magazine, AOPA Pilot.

Early in hi...

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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 Product...

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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.  Prior to joining the Board, Chapman served six years as minority counsel to the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation & Space.  In total, he has four decades of experience in government, legislative, and regulatory affairs.

Member Chapman has engaged extensively in a broad range of issues, including the recent bipartisan effort to pass comprehensive legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration, the Transportation Security Administration, and the NTSB.  Chapman previously served as US Airways’ vice president for government affairs, responsible for outreach on all federal policy initiatives.  Prior to joini...

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Thomas B. Chapman