Begeman nominated for STB
President Obama this week nominated Ann Begeman to be a Surface Transportation Board member.
Begeman has been the minority staff director to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation since 2009. She rejoined the committee in May 2009 as a staff member after serving as the legislative director to Sen. John McCain from 2004 to 2009.
From 1995 to 2004, Begeman held several positions on the Senate Commerce Committee, including senior professional staff member and deputy staff director. On the committee, she has advised senators on multiple surface transportation issues, including rail, motor carrier, and pipeline safety matters, and has worked on many legislative initiatives, including the ICC Termination Act, which created the Surface Transportation Board; creation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; and legislation to improve pipeline safety.
Prior to working on the Senate committee, she served as a legislative assistant for Sen. Larry Pressler. From 1988-1992, Begeman also served as senior benefits specialist at First American Bankshares.
Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, Senate Commerce Committee chairman, praised the White House for nominating Begeman.
'She is extremely well qualified for the position,' Rockefeller said in a statement. 'I look forward to working with my colleagues to move her nomination forward as quickly as possible.'