Christopher A. Hart is the founder of Hart Solutions LLP, which specializes in improving safety in various transportation modes, the workplace, and healthcare.
Mr. Hart is Chairman of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission, a three-jurisdictional agency (MD, VA, DC) that oversees the safety of the Washington area subway system. In 2019 he was asked by the Federal Aviation Administration to lead the Joint Authorities Technical Review that the FAA created to bring together the certification authorities of 10 countries, as well as NASA, to determine what went wrong in their approval of the Boeing 737MAX flight control systems and make recommendations to help prevent it from happening again. In 2021 he was asked to join the Board of the Joint Commission, a non-profit organization that accredits hospitals to enable them to receive Medicare and Medicaid payments. In 2021 he was selected to be on the FAA Management Advisory Council. After an Uber test vehicle killed a pedestrian in Tempe, AZ, in 2018, and Uber terminated such tests on public streets, Mr. Hart was included in the team of experts that Uber engaged to recommend how to safely resume street testing, which it has done. In 2022 he was selected to be on the Patient Safety Working Group of the PCAST, the President’s Council of Advisors on Safety and Technology. Mr. Hart is involved in various other safety improvement advisory organizations.
From 2009 until 2018 Mr. Hart was Chairman, Vice Chairman, and a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), having been nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate.
Mr. Hart has a law degree from Harvard Law School and a Master’s Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree (magna cum laude) in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, and he is a pilot with commercial, multi-engine, and instrument ratings as well as a Cessna Citation SIC Type Rating.