THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES STEPHEN D. VAN BEEK AS ASSOCIATE DEPUTY
SECRETARY AND DIRECTOR OF INTERMODALISM AT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Stephen D. Van Beek to serve as the Associate Deputy Secretary and Director of Intermodalism for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
Dr. Stephen D. Van Beek, of the District of Columbia, has served as the Deputy Administrator of Research and Special Programs at DOT since 1998. In this capacity, he was the Chief Operating Officer for a staff of 870 people and a $300 million budget. In 1998, prior to serving as Deputy Administrator, Dr. Van Beek was the Special Assistant to the Administrator of Research and Special Programs at DOT. From 1990 to 1997, Dr. Van Beek held various positions at San Jose State University, including Assistant to the Academic Vice President, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of Political Science, and Research Associate for the Norman Y. Mineta International Institute of Surface Transportation Policy Studies. In 1989, Dr. Van Beek was the Program Associate for the Secure Society Program at the W. Alton Jones Foundation. Dr. Van Beek also served as a Legislative Assistant to former U.S. Representative Tony Coelho (D-CA), from 1983 to 1986.
Dr. Van Beek received a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.
The Associate Deputy Secretary and Director of Intermodalism at Transportation is responsible for managing the Office of Intermodalism within the immediate Office of the Secretary, and for carrying out the provisions of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1991. The Associate Deputy Secretary designs, plans, and implements a program to enhance Federal intermodal transportation policies, procedures and operations, including developing and implementing Departmental programs that will encourage and promote development of a national intermodal transportation system in the United States to move people and goods in an energy-efficient manner. The Associate Deputy Secretary also provides the foundation for improved productivity growth, strengthen the nation's ability to compete in the global economy, and obtain the optimum yield for the nation's transportation resources.