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New PHMSA Administrator sworn in

Howard ‘Skip’ Elliott becomes new PHMSA leader

Posted November 6, 2017

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) officially has new leadership. Howard “Skip” Elliott was sworn in as Administrator by Secretary Elaine L. Chao at U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters.

Elliot comes to the agency following his recent retirement from CSX Transportation in Jacksonville, FL, where he held the title of Vice President of Public Safety, Health, Environment, and Security.

His role at CSX Transportation offered experience in hazardous materials, transportation safety, homeland security, railroad policing, crisis management, environmental compliance and operations, occupational health management, and continuity of business operations.

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