Last Updated: Apr 1, 2016
Administrator - Marie Therese Dominguez
Marie Therese Dominguez

Personnel Bio

Marie Therese Dominguez is the Administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.  PHMSA's mission is to protect people and the environment by advancing the safe transportation of energy and other hazardous materials that are essential to our daily lives. PHMSA's responsibilities include the development and enforcement of regulations for the safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of the nation's 2.6 million miles of the gas and liquid pipeline transportation system and the nearly 1 million daily shipments of hazardous materials by land, sea, and air.

Ms. Dominguez most recently served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. As Principal Deputy she provided policy direction and performance oversight for the Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works programs focused on water resources conservation and development, navigation, flood control, hydroelectric power generation and outdoor recreation.

Prior to joining Army Civil Works, Ms. Dominguez served as Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy for the United States Postal Service where she managed the legislative strategy and public policy objectives for postal management and operations. In addition to Government Relations, Ms. Dominguez also managed Stamp Services, the business unit which designs, issues and fulfills U.S. postage stamps.

In the private sector, she worked as Director of Human Capital and Management at Resource Consultants, Inc. where she led a team dedicated to workforce and organizational development for public entities.

Previously she served at the U.S. Department of Transportation as Deputy Chief of Staff and Counsel for the Federal Aviation Administration from 1998 to 2000. From 1997 to 1998, Ms. Dominguez served as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of Presidential Personnel at the White House. She was Special Assistant to a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board from 1996 to 1997.

Ms. Dominguez is a graduate of Smith College in Massachusetts and holds a Juris Doctorate from Villanova Law School in Pennsylvania.