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Elaine Chao

U.S. Department of Transportation
U.S. Secretary of Transportation
The League of American Bicyclists is pleased to announce that U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao will speak at the National Bike Summit. Secretary Chao will discuss issues of interest to bike advocates, including improving infrastructure and ensuring the safe integration of automated vehicles in to America’s surface transportation system.

This is Secretary Chao’s second cabinet-level position. In 2001, she became the first Asian Pacific American woman in U.S. history to be appointed to a President’s Cabinet when she was sworn-in as the U.S. Secretary of Labor. Secretary Chao began her executive career in public service working on transportation issues at the White House. She then served as Deputy Maritime Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation; Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission; and Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. She also served as Director of the Peace Corps and President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of America.