Associate Administrator for Planning and Analytics
Stephen Gordon is the Associate Administrator for the Office of Planning and Analytics (OPA) at the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). He has served in this role since December 2019. As the Associate Administrator for OPA, Mr. Gordon is responsible for improving PHMSA's planning and program management, data analysis, and rulemaking capabilities.
Mr. Gordon joined PHMSA in August 2016 as the Assistant Chief Counsel for Regulatory Affairs in PHMSA's Office of Chief Counsel. In that position, he advised the Offices of Pipeline Safety and Hazardous Materials Safety on the applicable laws, regulations, guidance, and executive orders relating to rulemaking and regulatory matters. He also helped to identify PHMSA’s regulatory priorities and develop PHMSA's regulatory agenda. Prior to coming to PHMSA, Mr. Gordon served in the Office of Chief Counsel at the Federal Railroad Administration, where he was responsible for several important rulemakings as well as enforcement and litigation matters. He also spent six years in private practice working on transportation-related legal issues, primarily focusing on railroad law, in the state of Florida.
Mr. Gordon graduated law school from Georgetown University Law Center, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida.