Monday, October 28, 2013

WTS International Congratulates Feinberg on Executive Role at USDOT

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that Sarah Feinberg will be joining the U.S. Department of Transportation as his chief of staff. WTS International, the association whose mission is to build the future of transportation through the global advancement of women, has historically had great support from the USDOT for its programs.

Sarah Feinberg's Resume:

•Previously served in President
Obama’s administration as a
special assistant to the
president and senior adviser
to White House Chief of Staff
(now Chicago Mayor) Rahm
Emanuel, serving as his
liaison to the Obama economic
team, the national security
team, and the press and
communications departments.
• Managed Facebook's Washington,
D.C.-based outreach and
communications, as well as
the company's political and
crisis communications.
“WTS International would like to congratulate Ms. Feinberg on her new post at the DOT,” said Marcia Ferranto, WTS president and CEO. “Secretary Foxx’s selection of a woman for an executive role illustrates his commitment to an administration led by a gender-diverse team. WTS looks forward to continuing our work to attract, retain, and advance women in transportation with Secretary Foxx’s team.”

According to Secretary Foxx’s announcement, Feinberg served in the Obama Administration as a special assistant to the president and senior advisor to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, serving as his liaison to the Obama economic team, the national security team, and the press and communications departments. Most recently, Feinberg managed Facebook’s Washington-based outreach and communications, as well as the company’s political and crisis communications. Prior to that, she served as Director of Communications and Business Strategy at Bloomberg LP, where she managed Bloomberg’s Washington-based communications.

WTS International and WTS Foundation, headquartered in Washington, D.C., seek to attract, retain, and advance women in transportation. WTS Foundation has provided more than $1,000,000 in scholarships to deserving women throughout the transportation industry, supporting the next generation of transportation professionals and advancing the principles of WTS.

For more information, visit www.WTSinternational.org.

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