Aecom poaches two construction heavyweights for senior global roles

Los Angeles-headquartered Aecom yesterday announced the hiring of two senior people from outside the business to head its global transportation and programme management businesses.

Jennifer Aument leaves her post as North American chief executive of Australian toll-road developer Transurban to lead Aecom’s global transportation business, and retired airforce colonel Drew Jeter, most recently Hill International’s Americas region president, joins Aecom as chief executive of its global programme management business.

"Jennifer and Drew are both exceptional and accomplished industry leaders in their markets, and we are excited to welcome them to Aecom as the home of the best talent in our industry," said Troy Rudd, Aecom’s chief executive officer.

At Transurban, Jennifer Aument oversaw the development, financing, delivery and operations of toll roads in the US and Canada, including the $4bn Express Lanes network in Virginia. She also has experience delivering major rail and port schemes.

She serves on boards for several major universities, the Eno Center for Transportation, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), the Highway Users Alliance and more. For nearly a decade, she has been a commissioner and member of the executive committee for the Virginia Port Authority.

Drew Jeter held held senior programme management roles at Hill, Jacobs and CH2M, overseeing the delivery of more than $300bn worth of capital infrastructure programs.

Before that, he served as a civil engineering officer in US Air Force, retiring as a colonel after 23 years. His military career included serving as commander of four different organisations including as base commander of the 2nd largest Air Force base.

Aument’s appointment is effective 5 April 2021 and Jeter’s is effective 25 January.

Image: Jennifer Aument and Drew Jeter (Aecom)

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  1. Congratulations and good luck on joining AECOM, a very old and established client.

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