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Currently providing independent advisory services to transportation and technology companies, Norm Mineta was previously the vice chair of public policy at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, and chosen by President George W. Bush to serve as the U.S. Secretary of Transportation from 2001 to 2006. While Transportation Secretary, Mineta was instrumental in the creation of the Transportation Security Administration.
Prior to his appointment as Commerce Secretary under President Bill Clinton, Mineta was a vice president at Lockheed Martin Corporation. From 1975 until his retirement in 1995, Mineta represented California’s San Jose area in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving as Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee from 1992 to 1994, and Chairman of the committee’s Aviation Subcommittee from 1981 and 1988. After leaving Congress, Mineta also chaired the National Civil Aviation Review Commission, which in 1997 issued recommendations on reducing traffic congestion and reducing the aviation accident rate. Many of the commission’s recommendations were adopted by the Clinton administration, including significant FAA reform.