Itasca, IL - The National Safety Council today applauded President Bush for his selection of David Kelly as the new Acting Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Mr. Kelly was a member of NSC staff from 1996-2003 as a program manager and Director of the Council's Air Bag & Seat Belt Safety Campaign.
"NSC leaders know first-hand of David's passion for saving lives and his leadership ability," said NSC President & CEO Janet Froetscher. "David's management and leadership of the Air Bag & Seat Belt Safety Campaign was a key part of its success."
"David's passion for saving lives is matched by his commitment to using sound science to formulate public policy," Froetscher said. "Those qualities will be very valuable in his new role leading NHTSA."
The National Safety Council (nsc.org) saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy.