US President Joe Biden has appointed Meera Joshi and Radhika Fox, both Indian-American women, to key administration positions.
US President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his decision to elect a top attorney and an executive, both Indian-American women, to central administration positions.
The nominations are expected to be a promotion for Meera Joshi and Radhika Fox who joined on January 20, the very first day of the Biden presidency.
Joshi has been elected for Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the Department of Transportation, while Fox has been chosen for Assistant Administrator for Water, Environmental Protection Agency, the White House said in a statement.
The US president also announced his desire to appoint Faisal Amin for Chief Financial Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Amin is the present Deputy Director of Office of Administration in the Executive Office of the President.
The three nominations were part of the decision of selecting 12 members to look after departments of climate and transportation matters across key agencies, including the Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Transportation, by President Biden.
Joshi, a senior attorney with an experience over a decade of leading government oversight agencies, was Chair and CEO of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, the nation’s largest for-hire transportation regulator where she spearheaded novel Vision Zero campaigns using data tools to keep high-risk drivers and unsafe vehicles off the road.
Fox presently serves as the Acting Assistant Administer for Water. Her main roles are ensuring safe drinking water for all, proper treatment of wastewater, and managing and protecting of surface water.
Source: india today