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Nomination of James L. Kolstad To Be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board


The President today announced his intention to nominate James L. Kolstad to be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term of 2 years. He would succeed James Eugene Burnett, Jr.

Since 1988 Mr. Kolstad has served as Acting Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as Vice Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, 1988; member of the National Transportation Safety Board, 1987 - 1988; vice president of the Pat Thompson Co. in Denver, CO, 1986 - 1987; aviation management consultant in Denver, CO, 1986; and senior director of communications and public affairs for Frontier Airlines in Denver, CO, 1978 - 1985. In addition, he served as Director of the Office of Community and Congressional Relations for the Civil Aeronautics Board, 1973 - 1978; Presidential advanceman for the White House, 1972 - 1973; Executive Assistant for Intergovernmental Relations for the Office of the Vice President at the White House, 1971 - 1972; Director of Intergovernmental Relations at the Department of Transportation, 1969 - 1971; and legislative assistant to Congressman James F. Battin, 1968 - 1969.

Mr. Kolstad graduated from the University of Montana (B.A., 1960). He was born March 3, 1939, in Washington, DC. Mr. Kolstad served in the U.S. Navy. He resides in Alexandria, VA.