Helen A. Brohl was appointed as the first Executive Director of the US Committee on the Marine Transportation System ( in July 2006 by Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta. As a career Senior Executive, Ms. Brohl manages the CMTS partnership, that joins over 25 Federal agencies to address our Nation’s waterways, ports and intermodal connections. Working with senior political, military and civilian leaders, Ms. Brohl directs development of interagency policy coordination related to Federal infrastructure investment; system performance measures; navigation technology integration and coordination; and system resilience.