The most rewarding part of my job as Chief Counsel of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the Obama Administration was helping to transform the auto industry to an electric and automated future. I was proud to implement President Obama’s pledge to put electric vehicles on the road, and I’m proud to be continuing that work in the private sector. Saving lives is the mission at NHTSA, and I have been advancing that mission in both the Government and with vehicle manufacturers as they design and develop new vehicles. Using my expertise in government contracting, and my experience as a senior manager with both the Department of Transportation and with electric vehicle manufacturers, I am now a part of this transition to a cleaner and safer future at Lucid Motors.
Historic preservation is a hobby and passion that I have far too little time to pursue. Besides my prior service on the Board of the W3R, I was a member of the Arlington County Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board for many years (including 3 years as Chairman) and a member of the Arlington Historical Society committee that manages Arlington’s only extant 18th Century building — the Ball Sellers House — and through the committee lead an annual walking tour of property George Washington owned in Arlington County (this year on April 21).