THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES EUGENE A. CONTI, JR. AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DOMESTIC TRANSPORTATION POLICY AT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Eugene A. Conti, Jr. to serve as Assistant Secretary for Domestic Transportation Policy at the Department of Transportation.
Mr. Eugene A. Conti, Jr., of Chevy Chase, Maryland served as Secretary for the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation from 1995 to 1998. As a Cabinet level executive officer, Mr. Conti was responsible for policy, program, and regulatory matters for statewide employment and training, occupational safety and health regulation, financial regulation, occupational and professional licensing, and racing. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Conti served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs at the Department of Transportation where he represented the department on budget and appropriations matters to congressional members, staff and committees. From 1987 to 1993, Mr. Conti served as Administrative Assistant/Chief of Staff to Representative David Price (D-NC). From 1985 to 1987, Mr. Conti served as the Director of the Office of Planning and Management Analysis at the Department of Treasury. From 1982 to 1985, Mr. Conti served as the Assistant to the Director and Senior Budget Analyst at the Office of Management and Budget.
Mr. Conti received his B.A. in sociology/anthropology from Eastern Michigan University, and an M.A. in Policy Sciences and Public Affairs and an Ph.D. in Anthropology from Duke University.
The Assistant Secretary for Domestic Transportation Policy serves as the Secretary's chief policy advisor and provides leadership and coordination in the development of transportation policies, objectives, and systems. The Assistant Secretary also provides comprehensive transportation data and information systems, coordination of policy on transportation facilitation and technological cooperation.