US President Joe Biden on Wednesday introduced his intent to nominate a high lawyer and an govt, each Indian-American ladies, to key administration positions. The nominations are being seen as a promotion for Meera Joshi and Radhika Fox who joined the administration on the very first day of the Biden presidency on January 20.
Joshi has been nominated for Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration within the Department of Transportation whereas Fox was nominated for Assistant Administrator for Water, Environmental Protection Agency, the White House stated in an announcement. Joshi was appointed because the Deputy Administrator and senior official of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on January 20, 2021. The identical day, Biden appointed Fox to the place of Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water on the Environmental Protection Agency.
Biden additionally introduced his intent to nominate Faisal Amin for Chief Financial Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Amin presently serves as Deputy Director of Office of Administration within the Executive Office of the President. The three nominations have been a part of Biden’s announcement of his intent to nominate 12 members of his administration to lead on local weather and transportation issues throughout key businesses, together with the Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Transportation.
Joshi, an lawyer with over 16 years of expertise main authorities oversight businesses, was Chair and CEO of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, the nation’s largest for-hire transportation regulator the place she spearheaded novel Vision Zero campaigns utilizing knowledge instruments to hold excessive threat drivers and unsafe autos off the highway. She additionally led landmark coverage, together with establishing strong open transportation knowledge requirements for app-based suppliers; enacting the nation’s first for-hire driver pay safety programme and offering broad entry to for-hire transportation for passengers who use wheelchairs.
Prior to transportation regulation, Joshi was the Inspector General for New York City’s Department of Corrections, chargeable for investigation of corruption and criminality in any respect ranges of New York City’s jail operations and the First Deputy Executive Director of New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board, main investigations of police misconduct. In addition to her authorities positions, Joshi served as General Manager for the New York Office of Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants, and was a visiting scholar at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy.
Joshi, who was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, holds a BA and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania. Fox presently serves because the Acting Assistant Administer for Water. The EPA’s Office of Water works to be sure that consuming water is protected, wastewater is safely returned to the setting, and floor waters are correctly managed and guarded.
Prior to becoming a member of EPA, Fox served as Chief Executive Officer for the US Water Alliance, the place she established herself as a extensively recognised nationwide thought chief on advanced water points, from equitable water administration to investing in our nation’s water infrastructure. Her work has helped tackle essentially the most salient water points dealing with the nation, together with local weather change, affordability, fairness, governance, modern finance, and the evolution of the One Water motion.
Fox beforehand directed the coverage and authorities affairs agenda for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which is chargeable for offering 24/7 water, wastewater, and municipal energy providers to 2.6 million Bay Area residents. She additionally served because the Federal Policy Director at PolicyHyperlink, the place she coordinated the group’s coverage agenda on a variety of points, together with infrastructure funding, transportation, sustainable communities, financial inclusion, and workforce growth.
Fox holds a BA from Columbia University and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.
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