Obama nominates Christopher Hart '69 *71 to the National Transportation Safety Board
President Barack Obama in June nominated Christopher Hart to be a member of the National Transportation Safety Board.
Hart previously served as a member of the National Transportation Safety Board from 1990-1993 and since 1995 has applied his legal and technical backgrounds at the Federal Aviation Administration to create processes for using information proactively to help identify and address potential safety issues before they cause mishaps.
In nominating Hart to the position, the Obama administration noted that “His internationally recognized expertise has helped many other industries -- such as health care, nuclear power, chemical manufacturing and financial -- learn from the success of aviation safety processes to improve their own risk management and safety.”
Hart's previous positions have included Deputy Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Deputy Assistant General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Transportation, attorney with the Air Transport Association of America, and managing partner of Hart, Carroll & Chavers, a Washington, D.C., law firm.
After earned B.S. E. and M.S.E in aerospace engineering from Princeton, Hart earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a veteran pilot with commercial, multi-engine, and instrument ratings.