Mineta elected to Horizon Lines board
Horizon Lines has elected former U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta to its board of directors, effective Jan. 1.
Mineta, 75, is vice chairman of communications consulting firm Hill & Knowlton. His career includes 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives before his appointment by Bush administration in January 2001, becoming the longest serving transportation secretary in U.S. history. Mineta also served as U.S. commerce secretary under President Clinton.
“Norm Mineta has a wealth of knowledge of our nation’s commercial opportunities as well as the strengths and opportunities in our national transportation system,” said Charles G. Raymond, Horizon’s chairman and chief executive officer. “He will be an invaluable source of energy and guidance as we look to the future.”
Raymond worked closely with the former transportation secretary from May 2001 to May 2004 when he served as chairman of the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council.
Mineta fills a vacancy on Horizon's board left by the resignation of U.S. Navy Adm. James Holloway.