Nominee announced for FMCSA Administrator position

Trump selects Ray Martinez of NJ Motor Vehicle Commission

Posted September 27, 2017

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) may soon have its vacant Administrator position filled.

President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Raymond Martinez of New Jersey as FMCSA Administrator. Martinez is the current Chairman and Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission and a Member of the New Jersey State Planning Commission.

The nominee’s resume includes the following previously held positions:

  • New York State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles,
  • Chairman of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, and
  • Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Counsel to the New York State Attorney General.

Martinez has twice served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.

Earlier in his career, Martinez served as:

  • Deputy United States Chief of Protocol at the Department of State,
  • Deputy Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady, and
  • Special Assistant at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In regard to his educational background, Martinez earned a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in New York and a B.A. from Long Island University’s C.W. Post College, where he later served on the adjunct faculty in Public Administration.


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