NTSB Chairman Resigns at End of June


Washington (AP) — The Chairman of the National Road Safety Commission resigned from his position at the end of June, and the Biden administration is expected to appoint a fellow board member to replace him, someone familiar with the matter. Told the Associated Press. Please press on Monday.

Robert Sumwalt, who has been chairman of the board since 2017, will resign on June 30, according to internal communications obtained by AP. Former commercial pilots and commercial aviation executives have held various positions on the board of directors since 2006.

Federal agencies have been accused by Congress to conduct an independent investigation of transport accidents and can make urgent or long-term safety recommendations to address issues discovered during the investigation.

Samwalt will be replaced by Jennifer Homendi, a board member who served as the public face of the institution on a helicopter. Crash that killed Kobe Bryant, A person familiar with the problem told AP. The person was not allowed to discuss the issue publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

Nomination requires Congressional Approval Homendy has been on the board since 2018. Previously, he was the Staff Director of the House Subcommittee.