|NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD|
|Washington, D.C. 20572
July 3, 2007
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, 2007. Elizabeth Dougherty and Read Van de Water remain as Members of the Board.
The National Mediation Board is an independent Federal agency established by the Railway Labor Act, which governs labor-management relations within two key transportation sectors of the United States and U.S. territories: the railroads and airlines.
Mr. Hoglander, a Member of the National Mediation Board since August 6, 2002, also served as Chairman from July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005. He was first confirmed by the United States Senate on August 1, 2002, and reconfirmed for a second term on December 8, 2006.
Mr. Hoglander came to the Board from his position as a legislative specialist in the office of Congressman John Tierney. His work in the airline industry includes six years as a labor representative to the United States Aviation Bi-Lateral Delegation. He has served as Master Chairman of the TWA Master Executive Council, Executive Vice President of the Air Line Pilots Association, and as a Captain for Trans World Airlines. Mr. Hoglander was a pilot in the United States Air Force and retired with the rank of Lt. Colonel. Mr. Hoglander received his bachelor's degree from Florida State University and his JD from the Suffolk University School of Law.
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