Obama Administration In Search Of New, Permanent NHTSA Boss
Think you could be the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s next top boss? Then you’re in luck: The Obama administration is looking for someone to fill the shoes currently worn by interim chief David Friedman.
Reuters reports Friedman will likely be passed over as far as being promoted to permanently take up where previous chief, David Strickland, left off late last year, due to the handling of both the General Motors February 2014 ignition switch recall, and the ongoing Takata airbag debacle.
As for who U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and White House officials have in mind for the top job at the agency, nothing has been made clear thus far beyond Foxx proclaiming a candidate would be nominated in the near future.
Friedman was named deputy administrator upon Strickland’s departure, having joined the NHTSA in May 2013 after working at the Union of Concerned Scientists for 12 years.