Associated Retired Aviation Professionals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 19, 2001                  SB-01-01


      The National Transportation Safety Board was today advised that
President Clinton designated Carol Carmody Vice Chairman of the NTSB.
Carmody, who has been a Member of the NTSB since June 2000, will serve as
Acting Chairman.

      Before coming to the Board, Carmody worked as an independent
aviation consultant, focusing on international and environmental issues.
From 1995 to 1999, she served as the U.S. representative to the
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United Nations body
responsible for international civil aviation standards.

      From 1988 to 1994, Carmody was a professional aviation staff member
on the Senate Commerce Committee responsible for aviation legislation.
Carmody also spent 11 years with the Federal Aviation Administration,
including three years as deputy director for Congressional Services.

      "I look forward to serving the American people as Vice Chairman and
expect to continue the Board's success in increasing safety in all modes of
transportation," said Carmody.

      A Louisiana native, Carmody received a bachelor of arts degree from
the University of Oklahoma and a master's in public administration from
American University in Washington, D.C.

      Her designation as Vice Chairman is for a two-year term.  Her term
as a Board Member expires December 31, 2004.

NTSB Press Officer:  Keith Holloway (202) 314-6100

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