Former US Secretary of Transportation
Rodney E. Slater, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation has had a long and distinguished career of accomplishment in both the public and private sectors. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in forging public and private partnerships and for his leadership in infrastructure development. Mr. Slater is currently a partner in the law firm of…
Rodney E. Slater, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation has had a long and distinguished career of accomplishment in both the public and private sectors. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in forging public and private partnerships and for his leadership in infrastructure development.
Mr. Slater is currently a partner in the law firm of Patton Boggs LLP in Washington, D.C., where he focuses his practice in the areas of transportation and infrastructure and public policy. He is also vice chairman and senior advisor at James Lee Witt Associates, an emergency preparedness consultancy based in Washington and affiliated with Global Options Group.
As Secretary of Transportation under President Bill Clinton from February 1997 to January 2001, Slater was responsible for overseeing national transportation policy, encouraging intermodal transportation, negotiating international transportation agreements and ensuring the fitness of U.S. airlines.
In that role, his bipartisan and inclusive approach to problem solving enabled him to maintain strong working relationships with the White House, Congress and business, labor and political leaders worldwide. Under Slater’s leadership, the Department of Transportation developed “best in government” strategic and performance plans, which expanded the scope and definition of transportation to include a focus on safety, mobility and access; economic development and trade; the environment; and national security.
From 1993 to 1997, Slater was the administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, which provides financial and technical support for constructing, improving and preserving the U.S. highway system.
Mr. Slater was recently selected as a fellow of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative. He is also a fellow with the National Academy of Public Administration and the Clinton Global Initiative, and a NCAA Silver Anniversary Award recipient. He is a director of Delta Air Lines, ICx Technologies, Kansas City Southern and Transurban Group, and a former director of Northwest Airlines.
A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Slater has a law degree from the University of Arkansas.
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