MTI Newsletter Vol 17, Issue 2: Spring 2011

Board Profile

Ed Hamberger, one of MTI’s newest trustees, serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of American Railroads (AAR). He contributes more than thirty years of direct experience in public policy through his work in both the executive and legislative branches of the United States government, as well as through his career as an attorney. Edward R. Hamberger, President and CEO, Association of American Railroads
Edward R. Hamberger, left.

Before he joined AAR in July 1998, Ed was the managing partner of the Washington, DC office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell, one of the nation’s largest law firms. He came to the firm in 1989 after having served as Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs at the United States Department of Transportation.

Mr. Hamberger began his career in transportation in 1977 as General Counsel for the National Transportation Policy Study Commission. In 1985, he was appointed as a member of the Private Sector Advisory Panel on Infrastructure Financing, and in 1994 served as a member of the Presidential Commission on Intermodal Transportation. Most recently, he served on the Blue Ribbon Panel of Transportation Experts, appointed by the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission.

Mr. Hamberger received his Juris Doctor, along with a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science, in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. Because of his deep knowledge and insight about surface transportation, MTI is honored to have him join its Board of Trustees.