President Obama plans to nominate Cynthia Quarterman to lead the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Quarterman, a member of Obama's DOE Transition Team, previously served as MMS Director during the Clinton Administration. She is currently a partner at a law firm in Washington and has also worked as an engineer for IBM. Quarterman holds a law degree from Columbia University and a degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University.