|NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD|
|Washington, D.C. 20572
December 10, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD
Contact: NMB Public Information Line -- (202) 692-5050
Re: New Board Member Van de Water Confirmed
Read Van de Water, of Warrenton, Virginia, was unanimously confirmed on December 9 by the United States Senate to serve as a Member of the National Mediation Board. Ms. Van de Water was nominated by President George W. Bush in September.
Ms. Van de Water served from 2001-2003 as the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation. She previously was the founder of Carson King Consulting, which she managed from 2000-2001. From 1997 to 1999, she was the legislative counsel for international trade and investment with The Business Roundtable and, from 1991 to 1997, she was legislative counsel and director of government affairs for Northwest Airlines. She also was employed on Capitol Hill as an appropriations associate and legislative assistant to Congressman Tom DeLay (Texas) from 1987-1991.
A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Ms. Van de Water graduated from the University of the South (Sewanee) in 1986. She received a masterís degree from The George Washington University and her J.D. from The Georgetown University Law Center.
Ms. Van de Water is married to Mark Van de Water and they have three children. The Van de Waters reside in Warrenton, Virginia.
Ms. Van de Water will be sworn in on December 11.
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