Mary E Peters

Born:December 4, 1948 (age 75)
Career:U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 2006-2009
Federal highway administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation, 2001-2005
Education:B.A., University of Phoenix

Mary E. Peters served as U.S. secretary of transportation from 2006-2009.

Peters was born December 4, 1948, in Peoria, Arizona. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Phoenix, and attended Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for State and Local Government Executives.

Prior to serving as U.S. secretary of transportation, Peters was a senior vice president and national director for Transportation Policy and Consulting for HDR, Inc., a major engineering company. In 2001, Peters was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the federal highway administrator for the U.S. Department of Transportation, a role she served in until 2005. Peters served in the Arizona Department of Transportation from 1985-2001, and was appointed to serve as its director in 1998.


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