President Obama nominated Marie Therese Dominguez to lead the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). PHMSA has been without a permanent head since October when former administrator Cynthia Quarterman stepped down. If confirmed, Dominguez would replace Timothy P. Butters, who has been acting PHMSA administrator.
Dominguez has over 15 years of government experience and is currently the principal deputy assistant secretary at the Army Corps of Engineers. She previously worked for the US Postal Service, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Clinton White House and the National transportation safety Board. Dominguez is a graduate of Smith College and Villanova Law School.