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Supply Chain News: Appointment of New Port and Supply Chain Envoy

On Friday, May 27, the White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the appointment of a new Port and Supply Chain Envoy.

White House, U.S. Department of Transportation Appoint New Port and Supply Chain Envoy to Work on Supply Chain Disruptions

May 27, 2022

On Friday, May 27, the White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that Retired General Stephen R. Lyons, former Commander of the U.S. Transportation Command, will be the new Port and Supply Chain Envoy to the Biden-Harris Administration Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force. Retired General Lyons will take over the role from John D. Porcari. Retired General Lyons will work with Task Force Co-Chair U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, as well as with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the White House National Economic Council (NEC), ports, rail, trucking and other private companies across our supply chains to continue to address bottlenecks, speed up the movement of goods, and help lower costs for American families.

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Review the full announcement from USDOT, including more information about General Lyons’ background and biography.