The Managing Director

The Managing Director serves the NTSB mission by providing overall leadership for the strategic management of the agency. Strategies of the Office of Management focus on enhancing individual and collective productivity with the appropriate tools and employing innovative and sound management practices. Among the greatest challenges facing the Office of the Managing Director will be to develop and sustain the quality of the agency’s highly skilled workforce, and the technology available for its use, in an environment where resources are scarce.

Senior Staff

Sharon Bryson,
Managing Director

Paul Sledzik,
Principal Deputy Managing Director for
Management and Operations

Brian Curtis,
Deputy Managing Director for

Paula Sind-Prunier,
NTSB Training Center Director

John DeLisi,
Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategic Initiatives

Elias Kontanis
TDA Division Chief


National Transportation
Safety Board
490 L'Enfant Plaza East, S.W.
Washington, DC 20594
(202) 314-6000(phone)