U.S. Department of Transportation
Lucinda Lessley was sworn in as Deputy Administrator of the
Maritime Administration on January 20, 2021. She has been serving as Acting Administrator since her appointment.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Lessley worked in the U.S. House of Representatives for approximately 16 years. Most recently, she was Senior Investigator with the House Committee on Homeland Security.
Previously, Ms. Lessley worked in a variety of positions for the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, including as Policy Director of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Legislative Director in the Congressman's personal office, and as Professional Staff on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
Prior to her work on the Hill, she was a staff member to the Maryland General Assembly.
Ms. Lessley has a Master of Science from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis and was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany.