Bush names Transportation CFO

President Bush yesterday named Linda Morrison Combs as chief financial officer of the Transportation Department. She has been CFO at the Environmental Protection Agency since February 2002. The Senate must confirm Combs to replace Donna McLean, who left Transportation last August.

Combs, a resident of Winston-Salem, N.C., previously served at the Treasury, Veterans Affairs and Education departments in senior management positions. From 1989 to 1991, she was assistant Treasury secretary for management and a member of the President's Council for Management Improvement. In 1990, she concurrently held the CFO position at Treasury. Prior to that, she was associate administrator for management at VA.

Before joining EPA, she was president of Combs Music International of Winston-Salem and has served on various boards. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., and a doctorate in educational administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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