Mark Rosenker

 

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Mark V. Rosenker was the 11th Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Rosenker served as head of the agency, either as Chairman or Acting Chairman, from March 2005 until July of 2009 when he left office to return to private life.

Beginning January 2001 to January 2003, Rosenker served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Military Office. In this capacity, he was responsible for policies, personnel and plans that involve Department of Defense assets in direct support of the President and Vice President. He was with President Bush on Sept. 11, 2001.

Prior to his White House appointment, Rosenker was Managing Director of the Washington, D.C. office for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), overseeing the development, implementation and management of a national public information program dealing with all facets of organ transplantation in the U.S. Before joining UNOS, Rosenker served 23 years as Vice President, Public Affairs for the Electronic Industries Alliance.

Today, Rosenker serves as Member of the Board of Directors of the Sequa Corporation. Sequa Corporation is a diversified industrial company with operations in the aerospace, metal coatings and automotive industries. Sequa is a Carlyle Group Portfolio Company. Mr. Rosenker is currently a consultant to CBS News and appears on both the TV and Radio networks to discuss transportation safety issues. He is also President of the Transportation Safety Group LLC, a specialized consulting company.

Rosenker is a retired Major General in the Air Force Reserve. He is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and the Air War College.

During his 37 1/2-year Air Force career, General Rosenker received a number of awards and decorations, including two awards of the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal and a Legion of Merit. He was a Member of the Board of Visitors to the Community College of the Air Force.

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