|NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD|
|Washington, D.C. 20572
March 11, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD
Contact: NMB Public Information Line -- (202) 692-5050
Re: NMB Restructured Operations
Washington, D.C. -- In the interest of enhancing communication and providing superior service, the National Mediation Board (NMB) has restructured its operations. The NMB has six senior managers, all of whom report directly to the Board Members.
The Chief of Staff is Benetta Mansfield. Ms. Mansfield maintains administrative authority for the Agency and, as senior advisor to the Board, handles special projects. Ms. Mansfield can be reached at (202) 692-5030. The facsimile number for the COS office is (202) 692-5083.
The Deputy Chief of Staff for Mediation is Larry Gibbons. As head of the NMB’s mediation department, Mr. Gibbons has oversight of all mediation and ADR cases, and supervises the Board’s mediation staff. Mr. Gibbons can be reached at (202) 692-5060. The facsimile number for the mediation department is (202) 692-5084.
The point of contact for all arbitration matters is Roland Watkins, the NMB’s Director of Arbitration Services. Mr. Watkins can be reached at (202) 692-5055. The facsimile number for the arbitration department is (202) 692-5086.
The General Counsel of the Agency, Mary Johnson, oversees the Office of Legal Affairs. Her office is responsible for all representation cases and legal issues relevant to the Railway Labor Act. Ms. Johnson can be reached at (202) 692-5040. The facsimile number for the Office of Legal Affairs is (202) 692-5085.
The Deputy Chief of Staff for ADR Development and Technology is Daniel Rainey. Mr. Rainey oversees the development of the Board’s ADR program, manages the Board’s research function, and handles the Board’s public information/public affairs program. Mr. Rainey can be reached at (202) 692 -5051. The facsimile number is (202) 692-5083.
The NMB’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer is June D. W. King. Ms. King manages the agency’s financial program and the Information Technology program. Ms. King can be reached at (202) 692-5010. The facsimile number is (202) 692-5081. The majority of the Board is confident that the recent change in oversight and reporting will better enable the NMB to fulfill its statutory functions.
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