Since 1998, Ed Hamberger has 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.