eNews • January 7, 2011
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Begeman Nominated to STB

President Barack Obama recently announced his nomination of Ann Begeman to the Surface Transportation Board (STB).  If confirmed by the Senate, Begeman would succeed Charles (“Chip”) Nottingham, whose term expired on December 31, 2010. 

The Surface Transportation Board is governed by three commissioners.  Commissioners are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate to a five year term of office.  Begeman would join current STB members Daniel Elliott (Chairman) and Francis Mulvey. 

Begeman has served as minority staff director of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee since 2009.  From 2004 to 2009, she served as legislative director for Senator John McCain (R-AZ).  Prior to her tenure with Senator McCain, Begeman served on the Senate commerce committee and worked on numerous transportation issues, including rail, motor carrier, and pipeline safety.  From 1988 to 1992, Begeman was a legislative assistant for Senator Larry Pressler (D-SD).  


The Soy Transportation Coalition is comprised of thirteen state soybean boards, the American Soybean Association, and the United Soybean Board. The National Grain and Feed Association and the National Oilseed Processors Association serve as ex-officio members of the organization.

Soy Transportation Coalition
1255 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy., Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Phone: (515) 727-0665 Fax (515) 251-8657
Email msteenhoek@soytransportation.org
Web www.soytransportation.org

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