Information published on 30 June 2015 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 455.

President Obama announces key administration post

  • North America

Recently, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Sarah Feinberg to the post of Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation.

Sarah Feinberg serves as the Deputy Administrator and Acting Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration at the U.S Department of Transportation (DOT), positions she has held since January 2015. Prior to this role, she was Chief of Staff at DOT from 2013 to 2014. From 2011 to 2013, Ms. Feinberg was the Policy and Crisis Communications Director at Facebook. She was the Director of Global Communications and Business Strategy at Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Government from 2010 to 2011. From 2008 to 2010, Ms. Feinberg served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff at the White House. Before that, she was the Communications Director for the House Democratic Caucus and Chairman Rahm Emanuel from 2007 to 2008. From 2005 to 2006, Ms. Feinberg served as the National Press Secretary at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and as the National/Leadership Press Secretary in the Office of Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle from 2003 to 2004. She also previously served as the Deputy Director of the Senate Democratic Communications Committee. Ms. Feinberg received a B.A. from Washington and Lee University.

(Source: White House)