Statement on the Announcement of Elaine Chao as the Sec. of Transportation

November 30, 2016


Statement on the Announcement of Elaine Chao as the Secretary of Transportation

The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association and the International Organization of Masters Mates & Pilots congratulate Elaine Chao on her nomination by the President-elect to be Secretary of Transportation. We appreciate Secretary-designate Chao’s deep understanding of transportation and maritime issues and we are confident her background will serve our nation well at a time when our country’s infrastructure and maritime industry are in need of comprehensive strategies and investments.

We look forward to working with Secretary-designate Chao in her new capacity. We are assured that her past experience and tenures at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, and Federal Maritime Commission have well-prepared her to lead the way on behalf of the hardworking Americans who serve aboard U.S. flag vessels protecting our economic and national security.


Marco Cannistraro


Lisa Rosenthal