Roger Nober Roger Nober
  Executive Vice President Law and Secretary
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation

Roger Nober was appointed executive vice president, Law and Secretary January 1, 2007.
Prior to joining BNSF, Nober was named partner in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP in early 2007.  From 2002-2006, Nober served as chairman of the United States Surface Transportation Board, having been confirmed by the Senate to the Commission and appointed by President George W. Bush as the Chairman.  In 2001 and 2002, he served as the Counselor to the Deputy Secretary of Transportation. 

From 1997-2001, Nober served as chief counsel for the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he was lead staff member on TEA-21, the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination. 

Nober has been involved in many important transportation issues including the abolition of the Interstate Commerce Commission and the final deregulation of the motor carrier and rail industries; the reform of the Highway and Aviation Trust Fund budget and spending principles; the creation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Transportation Security Administration; and helping to stabilize the aviation industry after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

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