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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The View From Washington, D.C. featuring Deb Miller, Surface Transportation Board Vice Chairman

11:30 AM - 01:30 PM Central Standard Time

The View From Washington, D.C. featuring Deb Miller, Surface Transportation Board Vice Chairman

The View From Washington, D.C. 
featuring Deb Miller 

Surface Transportation Board Vice Chairman

You are invited to participate in a special WTS-KC Luncheon on November 5 with Surface Transportation Board (STB) Vice Chairman and former Kansas Secretary of Transportation Deb Miller for a discussion on the nation's current transportation issues and opportunities, as well as the vital importance of a national transportation program and focus.

You won't want to miss Deb's unique inside perspective into our national transportation outlook.She will also update us on her current role as the Vice Chairman of the STB and share some of the STB's responsibilities. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Please RSVP by 9 a.m. on November 4th

Registration & Networking: 11:30 a.m.
Lunch: Noon
Speaker: 12:30 p.m.

Grand Street Cafe
8815 Renner Blvd.
Lenexa, KS 66219
(913) 601-3500

$25 Members
$25 Non-Members, Public Sector
$30 Non-Members
$10 Students
lunch includes salad, entree, and soft drink or iced tea

Deb Miller Biography 

Deb  Miller  was sworn in on April 28, 2014, as a Member of the Board for a term  of  office expiring on December 31, 2017, following her September 25, 2013,  nomination  to  the Board by President Obama and her confirmation by the  United  States Senate on April 9, 2014. She has been designated as the agency's Vice Chairman beginning on May    28,    2014.

Vice  Chairman Miller, a Democrat from Kansas, will serve the seat formerly held  by  Francis  P.  Mulvey, whose term expired.  She is the Board's 12th Member since the agency's inception in 1996.

Ms.  Miller  most  recently  served  as  a Senior Consultant with Cambridge Systematics,  Inc.,  a  firm  specializing  in  transportation planning and policy, primarily for public-sector clients.  From 2003 to 2011, she served as the Secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation (Kansas DOT), a term of  office  marked  by her distinguished service for three successive Governors  of Kansas.  She has the distinction of being the longest-serving Secretary of Transportation in Kansas history.

Prior  to  serving  as  Secretary  of  the  Kansas  DOT,  Ms.  Miller was a consultant  at  HNTB,  a  national  architecture, engineering, and planning firm. In   that   position,   she   provided   strategic   planning and public-communications assistance to state departments of transportation and municipalities.   She  also  has served as the Director of the Kansas DOT's Division of Planning and Development, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Transportation,  and  as  a  Policy  Assistant  to  the Governor of Kansas.

Ms.  Miller has been active with the Transportation Research Board (TRB), a division of the National Resources Council that is the principal operating agency of the National Academies of Sciences, and was a member of the TRB's Executive Committee for five years, including a year serving as Chair.  She also  has  been  active  with  the  American  Association  of  Highway  and Transportation  Officials,  where  she  headed  numerous  task  forces  and workgroups and served for nine years as the Chair of the Standing Committee on  Planning.    She also served on the Eno Foundation's Board of Advisors.

Ms.  Miller graduated magna cum laude from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Sociology.


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