THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES KELLEY S. COYNER AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE RESEARCH AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Kelley S. Coyner to serve as Administrator of the Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) at the Department of Transportation.
Ms. Kelley S. Coyner, of Houston, Texas, has served in the Research and Special Programs Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation in various capacities since 1994. She is currently serving as the Deputy Administrator, a position she has held since 1996. From 1994 to 1996, she was the Director of the Office of Policy and Program Support. Previous to her work within the Administration, from 1989 to 1994, Ms. Coyner was an associate at Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn. From 1988 to 1989, she was a law clerk for the Honorable George P. Kazen at the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas. From 1983 to 1985, Ms. Coyner represented Texas state elected officials and agencies on community development issues focusing on federal highway and transit issues.
Ms. Coyner received her B.S.F.S. from the School of Foreign Service from Georgetown University and her J.D. from University of Virginia's School of Law.
The Administrator for the Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA), U.S. Department of Transportation, is responsible for the Offices of Emergency Transportation, Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline Safety, Research, Analysis and Training, the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, and the Transportation Safety Institute. In addition, the Administrator has responsibility for fostering multimodal research and technology activities within the Department and through the National Science and Technology Council.