Mineta named to Horizon Lines board
Former secretary of transportation Norman Mineta has been named to the board of directors for Horizon Lines.
Mineta, 75, left the DOT in June. He is currently vice chairman of the well-known communications and consulting firm Hill & Knowlton. He served as transportation secretary in both the Clinton and Bush administrations and was a member of the House of Representatives from California's Silicon Valley region who was known for his expertise in transportation and trade issues. He also served as secretary of commerce in the Clinton administration.
Horizon Lines chairman Charles G. Raymond worked closely with Mineta from May 2001 to May 2004, when Raymond served as the inaugural Chair of the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council.
. '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,' Raymond said. 'He will be an invaluable source of energy and guidance as we look to the future.'
Mineta replaces Admiral James Holloway (USN-retired), who resigned effective December 31.
'Admiral Holloway has been an active contributor to our business planning and our fleet plans at Horizon Lines. We have been extremely fortunate to have had his insight and sage counsel since he joined the company's Board in July, 2004,' Raymond commented.