Anne Ferro, head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, plans to leave her position in August, according to US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
In a memo to Department of Transportation staff, Foxx said, “Anne has been a true leader in safety throughout her time at DOT. She has made it more difficult for companies that jeopardize the public’s well-being to stay in business and easier for consumers to make informed choices when choosing a shipper or buying a bus ticket.”
Ferro said she is leaving the agency to become president and chief executive officer of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. Appointed to lead the FMCSA in 2009 by President Obama, she had been the agency’s longest-serving administrator.