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ACEC: Linda Bauer Darr Will Succeed Dave Raymond as ACEC President/CEO

At a special meeting of the ACEC Board of Directors in Washington, D.C. yesterday, Linda Bauer Darr was unanimously approved as the next ACEC president/CEO, succeeding Dave Raymond, who announced his retirement last year. Darr will join the Council on August 6.

Currently serving as CEO of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA), a position she has held for the past four years, Darr also led the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) as CEO from 2007-2014. Prior to that, she served in senior positions at the American Bus Association and the American Trucking Associations (ATA). In addition, she was U.S. deputy assistant secretary of transportation for budget and programs in the Clinton Administration. She began her career with the engineering firm EG&G.

ACEC Chair Manish Kothari, who presided over the Board meeting, said "Linda is a team builder and thought leader, and will be a fierce defender of our industry and Council."

"She is the right person for the job," said Raymond, who is working with her on the transition.

The September/October issue of Engineering Inc. magazine will feature an in-depth interview with Darr.