Tuesday, December 10, 2013

AAR names Jefferies SVP Government Affairs

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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The Association of American Railroads has appointed Ian Jefferies as Senior Vice President of its Government Affairs department, effective Dec. 11, 2013.
Jefferies was senior transportation policy advisor to Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller, IV (D-W.Va.). He succeeds Laurie Knight, who returned to the National Beer Wholesalers Association to lead government affairs at that organization.

Prior to joining the AAR, Jefferies spent four years with the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. He also worked for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Inspector General and the U.S. Government Accountability Office before working on Capitol Hill. Jefferies earned a B.S. in Economics from the University of Kentucky and a Master’s of Science in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University.

“Ian brings to AAR an invaluable understanding of transportation issues, and we look forward to him utilizing his legislative talents and insights while representing the rail industry,” said AAR President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger. “In a time when transportation infrastructure, rail safety, and truck size and weight issues promise to dominate the legislative landscape, we are pleased to have someone of Ian’s stature and know-how on board.”

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