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Greenberg Traurig’s Samuel K. Skinner Receives Transportation Research Forum’s President’s Award

CHICAGO – April 24, 2017 – Samuel K. Skinner, of counsel in the Government Law & Policy Practice at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, received the Transportation Research Forum’s President’s Award, Friday, April 21, at the Forum’s 58th Annual Awards Luncheon in Chicago.

The Transportation Research Forum is an independent organization of transportation professionals. The annual President’s Award recognizes an individual in transportation who has made significant contributions to the practice of transportation management, operations, planning, finance, public policy and other professional areas of endeavor. Individuals selected for the award have exhibited leadership and innovation on a regional or national scale that resulted in improving the mobility of freight and/or people. Prior award recipients include Keith Parker, Jeff Morales, Norman Mineta, Congressman John L. Mica, Don Schneider, Fred Smith, Daniel O’Neal, Herb Kelleher, and Darius W. Gaskins, Jr.

Skinner served for nearly three years as Secretary of Transportation under George H.W. Bush. As Secretary, he was credited with numerous successes, including the development of the President's National Transportation Policy and the development and passage of landmark aviation and surface transportation legislation. Washingtonian magazine twice gave Skinner its highest ranking for his performance as Secretary of Transportation and he has also received numerous awards from the transportation industry. He previously served as Chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) of northeastern Illinois, the nation's second largest mass transportation district. In this capacity, he developed the RTA's first strategic plan that was used as a blueprint for a multi-billion dollar service expansion and capital development program.

Skinner is the retired Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of USF Corporation. He also served as President of Commonwealth Edison Company and its holding company Unicom Corporation (now Exelon). Prior to joining Commonwealth Edison, Skinner served as Chief of Staff to President George H. W. Bush. He began his legal career in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, and later became the United States Attorney for that district.

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