Nicholas Worrell, Director, Office of Safety Advocacy, National Transportation Safety Board, USA

As the Director of the Office of Safety Advocacy for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Nicholas Worrell coordinates the development of the agency’s ‘Most Wanted List’ of safety improvements and promotes the adoption of safety recommendations issued to state governments.

In addition, he addresses industry, local government, youth safety leaders, educators, and international audiences about the NTSB’s safety investigations and resulting recommendations.

Nicholas Worrell’s 23 years of government service began in the U.S. Marine Corps, and continued at the NTSB where he has worked as a public affairs officer and a safety advocate. He has served as the director of advocacy since 2015, working closely with the Director of Safety Recommendations and Communications and with NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt. He recently worked with Chairman Sumwalt to develop and implement NTSB Core Values throughout the agency.

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The Masters College, a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy/Public Administration from Howard University and a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Public Relation from The George Washington University.

Presentation: On the Frontline of Safety
In this presentation Nicholas Worrell, an eight-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, brings personal and professional perspectives to the work of ‘frontline safety troops’. He will walk through some approaches that the NTSB advocates in the U.S. to improve young and novice driver safety.

His personal approach, straight out of an unofficial USMC slogan, is to ‘Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome’ in our war against a common enemy, roadway deaths and injuries.