Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Mark V. Rosenker

Mark V. Rosenker (December 8, 1946 – September 26, 2020) was a retired Air Force Reserve Major General. During his 37-year active duty and reserve career, he received numerous awards and decorations including the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster and the Legion of Merit.

Mr. Rosenker served in the Department of the Interior, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as well as a brief assignment in the US Department of Transportation. Rosenker was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to serve on the American Battle Monuments Commission. During his career in civilian Federal service, Mr. Rosenker served as the 11th Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Mr. Rosenker was Managing Director of the Washington, D.C. office for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) from Oct 1999 to January 2001 when he joined the White House Staff. He also served as the Vice President, Public Affairs for the Electronic Industries Alliance for 23 years.

From January 20, 2001, to November 2002 when President Bush nominated him for the NTSB, Rosenker served as deputy assistant to the President of the United States and Director of the White House Military Office. Rosenker was traveling with President George W. Bush on September 11, 2001. 

In April 2012, Rosenker was appointed by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to be a member of a special "Panel of Experts" to provide advice, evaluation and assessment of potential new safety measures and best practices for improved cruise ship operations. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the FLYHT Aerospace Corporation and Guest Services Inc. He was named to the Sequa Corporation Board of Directors and he also served on the Board of Governors of the Aerospace Industries Association for several years.

Rosenker was the Transportation Safety Analyst for the CBS television and radio networks. Prior to that, he was a contributor to NBC News in the same role. After retiring from the NTSB, he appeared as a keynote speaker and senior advisor for numerous aviation and transportation industry coalitions and events.

Prior to his death, Mr. Rosenker was the president of the Transportation Safety Group LLC, a specialized consulting firm focused on transportation issues in the US and around the world.

In October 2017 Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed Rosenker to a 2-year term representing Virginia as a Commissioner of the new Washington Metrorail Safety Commission. He was elected Vice Chairman of the Commission on March 27, 2018.

He died September 26, 2020 from brain cancer at the age of 73.