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New PHMSA Deputy Administrator

Brigham A. McCown has been named the Deputy Administrator for the newly created Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. He most recently served as the first Chief Counsel of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration where he was responsible for oversight of legal and legislative issues involving the commercial motor carrier, motor coach and moving industry. Prior to joining the department in 2003, he was a member of Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C., a Dallas based law firm where he specialized in litigation and government relations. McCown spent the last 17 years as an aviator and reserve duty with the U.S. Navy. During this time has participated in Operation Desert Storm, Haiti’s Operation Support Democracy, counter narcotics operations and most recently in Operation Unified Assistance where he participated in Tsunami relief operations in Southeast Asia. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1988, and a law degree from Northern Kentucky University in 1997.