As Executive Vice President, Jerry Premo directs AECOM’s transit, freight, rail and high speed rail business throughout the world. In this leadership role he helps drive the development of AECOM, which is ranked by ENR as the largest transit/rail firm in the United States. Mr. Premo has served as officer-in-charge of many of the company’s most significant transit projects, including system improvements for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and Amtrak, commuter rail development in Southern California, light rail implementation in Dallas, and freight rail assignments for CSX, BNSF, and Union Pacific.
Before joining AECOM in 1989, Mr. Premo held major transit positions at the federal, state and local levels. His prior experience includes service as the first Executive Director of the New Jersey Transit Corporation and first Chief Executive of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, as well as Associate Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration.
Mr. Premo has been a leader in American Public Transportation Association activities, having served at different times as its Vice Chair, Legislative Committee Chair and a member of many committees and task forces, most notably as National Co-Chair of the PT2 program. In 2008 he was honored as the American Public Transportation Association’s Business Person of The Year. He has also testified before many legislative bodies at all levels of government. In October 2010, Mr. Premo was elected to serve on APTA’s Executive Committee, which provides overall direction and leadership for the Association.