James H. Burnley IV, former U.S. secretary of transportation and Partner with Venable LLP, was appointed to the Eno Center for Transportation’s Board of Directors on Aug. 13. Eno Chairman Lillian Borrone made the announcement at the organization’s summer Board meeting.
“Secretary Burnley has extraordinary transportation expertise in both law and policy, consequently his judgment and counsel will be invaluable contributions to the Eno Center Board. We look forward to benefiting from his experience and guidance as Eno’s work on significant policy issues and our influence across modal sectors continues to grow,” said Eno Chairman Lillian Borrone.
Sec. Burnley focuses his practice on government relations and regulatory and legislative affairs, with a concentration in transportation matters. He served as the U.S. Secretary of Transportation from 1987 to 1989 and is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on transportation law and policy. He also served as Deputy Secretary of Transportation from 1983 to 1987 and was General Counsel of the Department in 1983. Prior to his years with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Sec. Burnley served as Associate Deputy Attorney General for the Justice Department and as Director of the VISTA Program in the early 1980s. In addition to serving on the Eno Board of Directors, he also serves as co-chair of the Eno NextGen Working Group, which is focused on major reform and restructuring of the air traffic control system.