Jerry Premo leads his own firm, Premo Partnerships, in advising companies–public and private–on strategies for organizational and people development. Building on his decades of work for and with public transportation enterprises, he is ideally equipped to evaluate and define ways of doing the right things, quickly and effectively. Among his clients is the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where Jerry supports the agency’s multiple leadership development initiatives.
Jerry retired from AECOM after over 25 years of service, during which time he led its transit, freight, rail and high speed rail business throughout the world. In this leadership role he helped drive the development of AECOM, which is ranked by ENR as the largest transit/rail firm in the United States. Jerry served as officer-in-charge of many of the company’s most significant transit projects.
Before joining AECOM in 1989, Jerry held major transit leadership 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.
Jerry 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. He has served on APTA’s Executive Committee, which provides overall direction and leadership for the Association. In 2015, Jerry was selected for induction into APTA’s Hall of Fame for his lifetime of contributions to the transit community.