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Obama taps Dinh-Zarr for NTSB position

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Washington – President Barack Obama on Sept. 17 announced that he intended to nominate Bella Dinh-Zarr as a member of the National Transportation Safety Board.

Dinh-Zarr is the director of the FIA Foundation’s U.S. office after having served as the group’s road safety director from 2007 until earlier this year. She has served in a variety of other roles, including:

  • Director of North America’s Make Roads Safe Campaign for Global Road Safety from 2006 to 2007
  • National director of traffic safety policy for AAA from 2002 to 2006
  • Social scientist with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from 2001 to 2002

Obama praised Dinh-Zarr, along with six other intended nominees to several administration posts.

“These men and women have demonstrated knowledge and dedication throughout their careers,” Obama said in a press release. “I am grateful they have chosen to take on these important roles, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”

Once Dinh-Zarr’s nomination is made official, it will need to be approved by the Senate.