The revolving door between government and the private sector has spun once more for Jacqueline Glassman.
The former Chrysler Corp. and DaimlerChrysler lawyer spent four years at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. She rose to the post of acting administrator — in effect, the nation's chief motor vehicle regulator.
Back on the outside since mid-2006, her name is showing up in public records as a lobbyist for automotive interests.
On July 30, her law firm, Hogan & Hartson, registered Glassman as a lobbyist for Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co. That's the Chinese tire maker accused of sending hundreds of thousands of defective replacement tires to the United States. Its U.S. distributor is conducting a recall.
Glassman's name also appears in a record of an Oct. 25 White House meeting on greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy as a representative of Nissan North America.
NHTSA oversees safety recalls and administers fuel economy standards.
Mary Boyle, vice president of the public interest group Common Cause, says everyone has a right to make a living. But her group worries about former officeholders who are "cashing in on their ties."
A call to Glassman last week was not returned. Nissan confirmed in an e-mail that Glassman represented the company at the White House meeting.