The American Transportation Research Institute on Wednesday announced the appointment of Annette Sandberg to its board of directors. 

Sandberg, the CEO of TransSafe Consulting, previously served as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the George W. Bush administration. She previously served as deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and as chief of the Washington State Patrol, where she was the first woman to lead a state police agency.

“Annette’s extensive experience and leadership in advancing the trucking industry’s safety agenda is a perfect complement to ATRI’s mission of improved industry safety and productivity,” said ATRI Chairman Steve Williams, CEO of Maverick Transportation. “We are fortunate to have her join our board of industry CEOs and know that the trucking industry will benefit from her involvement in ATRI’s research.”

ATRI is the non-for-profit research arm of the American Trucking Associations.