Elaine L. Chao

Secretary of Transportation, United States of America

Secretary Elaine L. Chao is the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. She also served as U.S. Secretary of Labor, the first Asian American woman appointed to the President's cabinet in American history. Prior to the Department of Labor, Secretary Chao was President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of America.

She has also served as Deputy Maritime Administrator; Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission; Deputy U.S. Secretary of Transportation; and, Director of the Peace Corps.  She earned her MBA from the Harvard Business School.