WASHINGTON — Surface Transportation Board Chairman Daniel R. Elliott, III announced that the agency designated Board Member Francis P. Mulvey as its Vice Chairman.
He succeeds former Board Chairman Charles D. Nottingham, who most recently served as Vice Chairman from March 13, 2009 to Jan. 4, and continues to serve as a Board Member. The Board’s Vice Chairmanship rotates among the
Members on an annual basis.
Vice Chairman Mulvey, the eighth Member since the Board’s creation in 1996, was nominated to the agency by President George W. Bush on November 17, 2003, and was confirmed by the Senate on May 21, 2004, for a term of
office ending December 31, 2007.
President Bush nominated the Vice Chairman to a second term as a Member on Nov. 30, 2007, and he was confirmed by the Senate on Dec. 19, 2007, for a term ending Dec. 31, 2012. Vice Chairman Mulvey was designated the Board’s Acting Chairman on March 12, 2009, by President Obama, and he served in that capacity until Aug. 13, 2009.