|NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD|
|Washington, D.C. 20572
July 27, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD
Contact: NMB Public Information Line -- (202) 692-5050
Re: Hoglander Reconfirmed by the Senate as NMB Member
Washington, D.C. -- The National Mediation Board (NMB) is pleased to announce that Harry R. Hoglander, having been re-nominated by President Barack Obama for a third term, was reconfirmed as Member of the Board by the United States Senate on Friday, July 24, 2009. Mr. Hoglander has served as Member since August 6, 2002, twice as Chairman: most recently from July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008.
Ms. Elizabeth Dougherty and Ms. Linda Puchala remain as the other two Members of the Board, with Ms. Dougherty currently serving as Chairman.
Prior to joining the Board, Mr. 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.
Member 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 during 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, Mr. Hoglander was named Aviation Labor Representative to the United States Bi-Lateral Negotiating Team by then Secretary of State James Baker.
Mr. Hoglander was a pilot in the United States Air Force and retired with the rank of Lt. Colonel. He graduated from Suffolk University Law School, became a member of the Florida Bar, and serves his community in a variety of volunteer positions.
Member Hoglander and his wife Judith reside in Magnolia, Massachusetts. They have six grown children and twelve grandchildren.
The National Mediation Board (NMB) is an independent federal agency, established by the 1934 amendments to the Railway Labor Act (RLA). The Agency's integrated dispute-resolution processes for labor-management relations enable the National Mediation Board to effect its statutory mandate to minimize work stoppages in the railroad and airline industries.
For further information, please refer to the agency's website at www.nmb.gov.
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