|NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD|
|Washington, D.C. 20572
July 1, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD
Contact: NMB Public Information Line -- (202) 692-5050
Re: Hoglander named NMB Chairman
Washington, D.C. -- The National Mediation Board (NMB) is pleased to announce that Harry R. Hoglander has been named Chairman of the National Mediation Board, effective July 1, 2004. Chairman Hoglander was sworn in as a Board Member on August 6th, 2002, after being nominated by President George Bush on July 1st, 2002, and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on August 1st, 2002.
The National Mediation Board is an independent Federal agency established by the Railway Labor Act, which governs labor-management relations of nearly 500 railroads and 100 airlines in the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaiian the US territories. The other members of the Board are Ms. Read Van de Water and Mr. Edward J. Fitzmaurice, Jr.
Prior to joining the Board, Chairman Hoglander served as a Legislative Specialist in the office of Congressman John Tierney of Massachusetts. His responsibilities were: Transportation issues including aviation, rail and maritime, Labor, Defense and Veterans Affairs.
Chairman Hoglander has an extensive background in the aviation industry. He flew as a Captain for Trans World Airline (TWA) and was rated to fly Boeing 707, 727, and 747's in his 28 year career with TWA. Additionally, while with TWA, he was elected Master Chairman of TWA's Master Executive Council. He was also elected Executive Vice-President of the Air Line Pilots Association. After leaving TWA, Chairman Hoglander was named Aviation Labor Representative to the United States Bi-Lateral Negotiating Team by then Secretary of State James Baker.
Chairman Hoglander is a decorated, retired member of the United States Air Force. He enlisted in the Air Force and served as a gunner in a B-29 in the Korean War. Upon his return, with help from the GI bill, he earned his undergraduate degree and a commission in the US Air Force. He served with distinction in multiple active duty assignments. After leaving the Air Force, Chairman Hoglander joined the Massachusetts Air National Guard and qualified to fly Jet Fighters. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Chairman Hoglander graduated from Suffolk University Law School, became a member of the Florida Bar, and serves his community in a variety of volunteer positions.
Chairman Hoglander and his wife Judith reside in Magnolia, Massachusetts. They have six grown children and twelve grandchildren.
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