Christopher A. Hart is the founder of Hart Solutions LLP, which specializes in improving safety in a variety of contexts, including the safety of automation in motor
vehicles, workplace safety, and process safety in potentially hazardous industries.
Until February 2018 he was a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). In March, 2015, he was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate to be Chairman, which he was until March, 2017. Prior to that he was Vice Chairman of the NTSB since 2009. The NTSB investigates major transportation accidents in all modes of transportation, determines probable cause, and makes recommendations in an effort to prevent recurrences. He was previously a Member of the NTSB in 1990, having been nominated by (the first) President Bush.
Mr. Hart’s previous positions have included Deputy Director, Air Traffic Safety Oversight Service, and Assistant Administrator for System Safety, Federal AviationAdministration; Deputy Administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Deputy Assistant General Counsel at the Department of Transportation; Managing partner of Hart & Chavers, a Washington, D.C., law firm; andattorney with the Air Transport Association.
Mr. Hart has a law degree from Harvard Law School and a Master’s Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree (magna cum laude) in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, and he is a pilot with commercial, multi-engine, and instrument ratings.