On February 1, 2021, the Biden Administration named Tristan Brown as the new deputy administrator for PHMSA (replacing Drue Pierce). He is also temporarily serving as acting administrator for PHMSA (replacing Skip Elliot). Mr. Brown previously served in the offices of Senator Gary Peters and Senator Amy Klobuchar where he worked on issues related to transportation, energy, and the environment. From 2016-2017, he served as Deputy Associate Administrator for Congressional Affairs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As an attorney in private practice, Brown focused on matters related to the transportation and public utility sectors.
For those rusty on their government titles, Alan Mayberry is still Associate Administrator for the Office of Pipeline Safety. Alan reports up the chain of command to Tristan, who eventually reports to the new Secretary of the Department of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg.