THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES KENNETH B. HIPP TO THE NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD
The President today announced his intention to nominate Kenneth B. Hipp to the National Mediation Board.
KENNETH B. HIPP of Hawaii is a partner and chairman of the labor law section of Goodsill, Anderson, Quinn & Stifel, a law firm located in Honolulu, Hawaii. From 1990 to 1991, Mr. Hipp served as chairman of the Hawaii State Bar Association Section on Labor and Employment Law. Prior to his time in Hawaii, Mr. Hipp served for thirteen years in the Enforcement Litigation Division of the National Labor Relations Board, most recently as Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Contempt Litigation. Mr. Hipp received his B.A. from Duke University and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina.
The National Mediation Board was created on June 21, 1934, by an Act amending the Railway Labor Act to assist in maintaining the free flow of commerce in the railroad and airline industries by resolving disputes that could disrupt travel or imperil the economy. The Board also handles airline and railroad union representation disputes and maintains financial supervision of the National Railroad Adjustment Board, which handles rail grievances relating to the interpretation and application of existing contracts.