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Jefferies named CEO of Association of American Railroads

Lobbyist to succeed longtime CEO Ed Hamberger as head of the $60 million-revenue freight railroad group at start of 2019


Sept. 28, 2018
By Walt Williams

The Association of American Railroads has tapped its top lobbyist to succeed CEO Ed Hamberger, who is retiring later this year after a two-decade career at the organization.

Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Ian Jefferies has been named CEO of the $60 million-revenue AAR. He will transition to his new role on Jan. 1.

Jefferies joined AAR in 2013. He previously was senior policy adviser to former Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) during the senator’s chairmanship of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Before that, Jefferies was a senior analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office.