David M. Laney
David McQueen Laney, of Texas, was appointed April 30, 2002, by President George W. Bush to be a Member of the Reform Board (AMTRAK) for a term of five years, vice Tommy G. Thompson, who resigned. His nomination was sent to the U.S. Senate May 8, 2002, and he was confirmed November 14, 2002.
- Laney was "formerly the Commissioner of the Texas Department of Transportation under then Governor George W. Bush." 
- Laney, currently serving as Chairman of the AMTRAK Board, is a Texas attorney and Bush Pioneer who raised "more than $100,000" for the Bush-Cheney '04 Inc. campaign. 
- Edward Wytkind, "Cronyism Strikes Again," Baltimore Sun (Common Dreams), December 15, 2005.