On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced his pick to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

In an April 14 White House statement, Biden tapped attorney Meera Joshi for the top role of Administrator of the FMCSA. Joshi has been serving in the role of Acting Administrator of the FMCSA since January 20, 2021.

Joshi must be confirmed by the Senate before taking the reins at the FMCSA.

After Ray Martinez left the role of FMCSA Administrator in the fall of 2019, Jim Mullen and Wiley Deck have served as Deputy Administrators.

Prior to serving as Acting Administrator, Joshi served as Chair and CEO of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. She has also served as Inspector General for New York City’s Department of Corrections, General Manager for the New York Office of Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants, and was a visiting scholar at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy.

Joshi was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and holds a B.A. and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.