|Linda A. Puchala
Linda A. Puchala is currently serving as Chairman of the Board for a second time. Nominated by President Barack Obama, Chairman Puchala was first confirmed as Member of the National Mediation Board by the United States Senate on May 21, 2009. She was sworn into office on May 26, 2009, and previously served as Chairman from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. Her most recent Senate confirmation came on August 1, 2013.
Prior to becoming a Member, Ms. Puchala served 10 years at the National Mediation Board as a Mediator, Sr. Mediator (ADR) and the Associate Director of Alternative Dispute Resolution Services. Ms. Puchala’s prior labor relations experience includes work as International President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO and Staff Director, Michigan State Employees Association, AFSCME, AFL-CIO.
Chairman Puchala resides in Glen Burnie, Maryland, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Cleary University in Howell, Michigan. She has two daughters, Jennifer Adams and Jessica Puchala.
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