Jennifer Homendy, Chair, National Transportation Safety Board

Jennifer Homendy

Chair, National Transportation Safety Board

Jennifer L. Homendy is a native of Plainville, Connecticut. She earned an undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University and is a master’s candidate at Clemson University. 

She worked for a period as a government relations manager at the American Iron and Steel Institute, before becoming a legislative representative for the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department. She served on the staff of the U.S. House Transportation Subcommittee and later became a member of the National Transportation Safety Board. 

When her term expired, she was nominated by President Donald Trump to a seat on the NTSB. She was confirmed by the Senate. Her current term expires in 2024. President Joe Biden nominated Homendy to chair the Board, and she was confirmed by the Senate, assuming that position in August 2021. 

She is married to Michael and they have one daughter. 

In the News…

The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for a mandatory “intelligent speed assistance technology” (ISA) in all new cars. Officials outlined how ISA “uses a car’s GPS location compared with a database of posted speed limits and its onboard cameras to help ensure safe and legal speeds.” 

A crash that occurred in North Las Vegas in 2022 motivated the board to issue the new regulation. A driver high on cocaine and PCP rammed his car into a minivan at 103 mph, killing nine people

“This crash is the latest in a long line of tragedies we’ve investigated where speeding and impairment led to catastrophe, but it doesn’t have to be this way,” NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy stated. “We know the key to saving lives is redundancy, which can protect all of us from human error that occurs on our roads. What we lack is the collective will to act on NTSB safety recommendations.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Chair Homendy today? You can let her know at:

The Honorable Jennifer Homendy, Chair 
National Transportation Safety Board 
490 L’Enfant Plaza SW 
Washington, DC 20024 


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