President Biden selects Indian-American for top post at Transportation

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President Joe Biden continues diversifying his administration appointing numerous experts from minority ethnic and racial groups. On April 7, 2021, he announced his intent to nominate Mohsin Raza Syed to a top position in the Department of Transportation.

Syed is to be nominated as Assistant Secretary of Government at DOT where he currently serves as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs.

Prior to joining DOT, Syed served for more than six years on Capitol Hill, including as the Majority Chief Counsel for the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Minority Staff Director for the Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security within the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Legislative Counsel for Senator Bill Nelson.

Before going to Capitol Hill, Mohsin worked as a career Attorney-Advisor within DOT’s Office of the General Counsel, as an attorney in private practice, and as an intelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Syed earned his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia. He lives in Arlington, VA with his wife and two sons.




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