Obama nominates Ferro to head FMCSA

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President Obama today, June 4, announced his intent to nominate Anne S. Ferro as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Ferro served as Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administrator between 1997 and 2003, where she established a strong record in highway safety, regulatory compliance and agency leadership.

Ferro has extensive experience in driver and vehicle safety, having led the Maryland agency’s efforts to establish a graduated licensing program for new drivers in the state, as well as a model for older driver research.

A former Peace Corps volunteer in Cote d’Ivoire, Ferro is currently president of the Maryland Motor Truck Association and serves on several regional advisory committees relating to freight planning, highway safety and transportation funding. In 2008 she was selected as Maryland’s Port Woman of the Year.

Ferro earned a master’s degree in public nanagement from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s College in Annapolis.

FMCSA safety officer and Assistant Administrator Rose McMurray has been serving as administrator since the Obama administration took office.