Anne S. Ferro is the Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Appointed by President Obama in 2009, Ms. Ferro is FMCSA's longest serving Administrator and leads the agency's aggressive efforts to strengthen motor carrier safety based on three guiding principles: raise the safety bar to enter the industry; require motor carriers to maintain high safety standards, and remove unsafe carriers and drivers from our roads.
All of the agency's safety initiatives over the past four years reflect her strong commitment to saving lives by reducing large truck and bus crashes, injuries and fatalities.
Administrator Ferro directs FMCSA's actions to remove unsafe motor carriers and drivers from the nation's roadways with a combination of effective rules and regulations, education and enforcement, accountability and compliance, and research and analysis.
Ms. Ferro has championed an agency-wide response to make FMCSA a great place to work in the Federal government for its 1,100 employees nation-wide. These efforts have resulted in FMCSA ranking first in 2012 in the Department of Transportation on the Office of Personnel Management Job Satisfaction index.
Prior to her appointment to FMCSA, Anne Ferro led the Maryland Motor Truck Association as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2009; and served as the State of Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administrator from 1997 to 2003.
She received a B.A. from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, and then served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cote d'Ivoire, Africa. Upon her return to the U.S., she earned a Master's in Public Management from the University of Maryland.
Updated April 16, 2013