The President today announced that he will nominate Stephen Berger, of New York City, to be Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United States Railway Association for a 6-year term. He would replace W. K. Smith, resigned.
Berger has been a professor of public administration at New York University's Graduate School of Public Administration since 1977. He has also been president of his own management consulting firm since 1970, specializing in public and municipal finance.
He was born July 11, 1939, in New York City. He received a B.A. from Brandeis University in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army in 1962.
From 1964 to 1969, Berger was executive assistant to Congressman Jonathan B. Bingham. From 1972 to 1973, he was executive director of the New York State Study Commission on New York City, and from 1973 to 1974, he was a consultant to the Commission on Critical Choices for Americans.
In 1975 Berger served as director of the New York State Planning Agency and as a commissioner of the New York Social Services Commission. From 1976 to 1977, he was executive director of New York State's Emergency Financial Control Board.
Berger is a member of the board of the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority and chairman of the Finance Committee.