THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SUSAN BERLA PERRY AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Susan Berla Perry of Washington, D.C., to fill a vacancy on the National Transportation Safety Board.
Perry, currently Senior Vice President for the American Bus Association (ABA), is a veteran representative of the transportation industry. With an extensive background in surface transportation issues in both the private and the public sectors, Perry has testified before Congress on safety and other issues related to the intercity bus industry.
In her 13 years with ABA, she has led the organization's government relations activities, working closely with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Interstate Commerce Commission and other government agencies. She also represents the association to transportation and tourism-related groups and is responsible for directing ABA's safety committee activities.
Before joining ABA, she served as Director, Government Services, for the American Public Transit Association from 1977 to 1981, and as administrative assistant for Rep. Helen Meyner from 1975-1977. She also held a variety of staff positions for several members of Congress, including Sens. Eugene McCarthy and Howard Metzenbaum.
Perry serves on the board of directors of the Highway Users Federation for Safety and Mobility, the National Motor Carrier Advisory Committee for the Federal Highway Administration, and the Bus Safety Award Committee for the American Public Transit Association.
She is a native of West Orange, New Jersey, and a graduate of Skidmore College.