|  Christine Marie Nielsen

Brief: AAR Announces Jefferies to Become Next President and CEO in 2019

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said Tuesday that Ian Jefferies will become the organization’s next president and CEO on Jan. 1, 2019. Jefferies had served as AAR’s senior vice president of government affairs and as a senior policy advisor on Capitol Hill.

Jefferies will continue to lead the organization’s legislative efforts through the end of the year and coordinate a transition with AAR’s long-time president and CEO Edward R. Hamberger, according to an AAR press release.

Jefferies has helped “secure legislative victories,” including managing advocacy surrounding the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015, securing tank car safety enhancemen...

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