President Joe Biden has selected Robin Hutcheson to be the next permanent leader of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Hutcheson has served FMCSA in the acting administrator role since January.
She served as the U.S. Department of Transportation’s deputy assistant secretary for safety policy starting in January 2021. Hutcheson took over FMCSA’s acting administrator role from Meera Joshi, who announced in December she was leaving the agency to become a deputy mayor for New York City.
Before joining the U.S. Department of Transportation, Hutcheson was the director of public works for the city of Minneapolis, overseeing a team of 1,100 people across nine divisions, including drinking water, surface waters and sewers, solid waste and recycling, fleet management, and all transportation functions. She also has served as the transportation director for Salt Lake City and was on the board of directors for the National Association of City Transportation Officials for seven years.