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|Elaine L. Chao - Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation|
Secretary Elaine L. Chao is currently the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. History already knows her as the former U.S. Secretary of Labor—the first Asian American woman in our country’s history to be appointed to the President’s cabinet.
Secretary Chao has a distinguished career in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. She was a transportation banker in the private sector, and worked on transportation issues at the White House. She then served as Deputy Maritime Administrator; Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission; and, Deputy U.S. Secretary of Transportation. She also served as Director of the Peace Corps, and President and CEO of the United Way of America.
Secretary Chao is a strong advocate for safety, and the importance of infrastructure and innovation in our nation’s economic competitiveness and economic growth. As Secretary of Labor, she focused on increasing the competitiveness of America’s workforce in a global economy, promoted job creation, and achieved record results in workplace safety and health.
She earned her MBA from the Harvard Business School, and is the recipient of 37 honorary doctorate degrees.
|Time||Session Title||Speaker(s)||Session Type|
Tuesday, August 25
|11:00am - 11:45am||General Session||
Elaine L. Chao
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