New PHMSA Administrator Nominated by President Trump

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President Donald J. Trump has announced his intent to nominate Howard R. “Skip” Elliott as Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

Elliott, who currently serves as group Vice President of Public Safety, Health, Environment and Security for CSX Transportation, has decades of expertise in the following areas: hazardous materials transportation safety, homeland security, railroad policing, crisis management, environmental compliance and operations, occupational health management and continuity of business operations.

Don Santa, president and chief executive officer of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), lauded Elliott’s nomination.

“INGAA applauds the announcement of President Trump’s intent to nominate Howard Elliott to serve as PHMSA administrator,” Santa said. “Elliott, if confirmed, would bring extensive experience and leadership in safety, security, operations and emergency management to PHMSA.”

Elliott is a graduate of Columbia Southern University and Indiana University, where he earned with the school’s first-ever Distinguished Alumni Award from the Department of Criminal Justice.  He also presently serves on the IU College of Arts and Sciences Executive Dean’s Advisory Committee.

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