From 1998 to 2019, Ed Hamberger served as president and chief executive officer of the
Association of American Railroads (AAR), the world’s leading railroad policy, research
and standard setting organization for freight railroads of the United States, Canada and
Mexico, as well as Amtrak.
With more than forty years of combined experience in private legal practice and the
legislative and executive branches of the United States government, Hamberger,
considered one of Washington’s most-effective transportation policy advocates, works
with member railroads to ensure the continued viability of America’s railroad industry.
Hamberger began his career in transportation as general counsel of the National
Transportation Policy Study Commission. He subsequently served as assistant secretary
for governmental affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation and managing partner at
Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell in Washington, DC.
Hamberger has also served as an appointed member of the Private Sector Advisory Panel
on Infrastructure Financing and as a member of the Presidential Commission on
Intermodal Transportation. Most recently, he served on the Blue Ribbon Panel of
Transportation Experts, after being appointed by the National Surface Transportation
Policy and Revenue Study Commission.
Hamberger received his Juris Doctor, and both a Master of Science and a
Bachelor of Science, in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in
Affiliations/Community Involvement (current and past)
Board of Directors, Railinc
Board of Directors, GoRail
Board of Directors, TTCI
Board of Directors, University of Denver, Intermodal Transportation Institute
Member, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Association of 100
Hamberger and his wife, Susan, have three grown children and reside in Bethesda, Maryland.