AASHTO News, 24 October 2013
WASHINGTON — American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Executive Director Bud Wright has announced the addition of two distinguished transportation leaders to the organization’s management team.
“We are fortunate to add the experience of two well respected transportation leaders to AASHTO,” said Wright during the association’s Annual Meeting of its Board of Directors this week in Denver, Colo.
Jim Tymon, a Senior Capitol Hill staffer who has played an integral role in drafting and implementing the last three transportation bills, has been named AASHTO’s Director of Program Finance and Management. Tymon currently serves as Senior Advisor to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Penn) and as majority Staff Director of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee.
“Over a 20-year career, Jim Tymon has played a critical role in crafting our national transportation legislation and he understands the intricacies of federal funding, financing, and program management,” said Wright. “Jim is extremely talented and he recognizes the many challenges facing America’s transportation systems and we’re glad to have him on our team.”
King Gee, a nationally recognized leader in the development and deployment of transportation technology and innovations and the management of transportation engineering issues, has been named AASHTO’s Director of Engineering and Technical Services.
Gee leaves CDM Smith, where he held the position of Surface Transportation Performance Market Leader. From 2001 to 2011, Gee served as Associate Administrator for Infrastructure at the Federal Highway Administration.
“King Gee throughout his extensive career in transportation has earned the respect and admiration of the transportation engineering community,” said Wright. “He served 11 years as the secretary of AASHTO’s Standing Committee on Highways and his deep awareness and understanding of engineering design and construction makes him an excellent choice to lead AASHTO’s engineering programs and staff.”