LOS ANGELES (July 28, 2021) – AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, announced today the appointment of Shailen P. Bhatt, a visionary transportation leader and policymaker, to its industry-leading global Transportation business, effective Aug. 30.
Mr. Bhatt joins AECOM after serving as president and chief executive officer of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), a Washington, D.C.-based association whose business, government and academic members are advancing the deployment of new transportation technologies, including connected and automated vehicles.
Over 15 years, Mr. Bhatt also served in senior government leadership roles as executive director for the Colorado Department of Transportation, cabinet secretary for the Delaware Department of Transportation, and as a presidential appointee at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
“Shailen is an influential voice in our industry, and AECOM’s clients will benefit from his pioneering spirit, innovation, and long experience delivering transformational projects and technologies that improve mobility, access, safety and sustainability,’’ said Jennifer Aument, chief executive of AECOM’s global Transportation business. “He joins an amazing AECOM team delivering the future of transportation.’’
As a leader recognized for delivering transformative change, Mr. Bhatt has testified before Congress on a range of topics, from the positive safety impacts of intelligent transportation technologies to the need for a more robust national transportation cybersecurity strategy, served as chair of the Board of Directors for the National Operations Center of Excellence; and was a key contributor to the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Automotive and Personal Transport.
AECOM is consistently ranked No. 1 in transportation engineering and design, and its global professionals are focused on mobility, disruptive technologies, and the power of infrastructure projects to deliver positive change and advance access.
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