President and CEO
Association of American Railroads
ITI Board Member
As president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads, Edward R. Hamberger manages the world's leading railroad policy, research, and technology organization, focusing on the safety and productivity of rail carriers. In 1999, he was selected one of the top ten association leaders by the Washingtonian. Prior to joining AAR in 1998, Mr. Hamberger was a managing partner and on the Board of Directors of the law firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell in Washington, DC. Before joining the firm, he was appointed by President Reagan to serve as assistant secretary for governmental affairs at the US Department of Transportation, where he implemented the administration's legislative strategy on transportation issues. He began his career in 1970 as an aide to US Senator Hugh Scott and in 1977 became general counsel of the National Transportation Policy Study Commission, a Presidential advisory board which made recommendations on how to improve service across all modes of transportation. Mr. Hamberger received his JD, MS, and BS from Georgetown University.