Distinguished statesman's expertise an asset for AECOM with its global
presence and market leadership
LOS ANGELES, June 11 /CNW/ - AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a
leading provider of professional technical and management support services for
government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that
Norman Y. Mineta, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation,
under President George W. Bush, and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of
Commerce, under President Bill Clinton, has joined its Board of Directors as
an independent director.
Mineta, whose distinguished career spans more than 50 years, is highly
regarded for his expertise on critical business and political issues including
transportation, infrastructure, national security, economic development,
science and technology, foreign and domestic trade, and the environment.
"We are honored and delighted to welcome Secretary Mineta to our Board of
Directors," said John M. Dionisio, AECOM president and CEO. "His unique
insights on the global business and geopolitical landscape, as well as his
commitment to making the world a better place throughout his distinguished
career are very much aligned with the mission and vision of AECOM."
The appointment of Mineta as an AECOM director further strengthens a
board that is already deep with respected and renowned thought leaders and
experts, according to Dionisio. "The addition of Secretary Mineta's counsel
and strategic advice to our board will be of great benefit as we continue to
grow our market leadership positions and further expand our presence
Mineta is currently vice chairman of Hill & Knowlton, Inc., a leading
international communications consultancy, providing services to local,
multinational and global clients.
AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management
support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation,
facilities and environmental. With more than 30,000 employees around the
world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM
companies provide a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and
technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the
world's built, natural and social environments. AECOM serves clients in more
than 60 countries and has annual revenue of approximately $3.4 billion. More
information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.
About Norman Y. Mineta
Secretary Norman Y. Mineta is Vice Chairman of Hill & Knowlton based in
its Washington, D.C. office. Mineta provides counsel and strategic advice to
Hill & Knowlton clients on a wide range of business and political issues.
Mineta is well known for his work in the areas of transportation -
including aviation, surface transportation, and infrastructure - and national
security. He is recognized for his accomplishments in economic development,
science and technology policy, foreign and domestic trade, budgetary issues
and civil rights.
Mineta's career in public service has been both distinguished and unique.
He brings a wealth of experience and the perspective of having served in
Congress for over 20 years and the Cabinet of both Republican and Democratic
For almost 30 years, Mineta represented San Jose, California - the heart
of Silicon Valley - first on the city council, then as mayor, and then, from
1975 to 1995, as a Member of Congress. Throughout that time, Mineta was an
advocate of the burgeoning technology industry. He worked to encourage new
industries and spur job growth, and he supported the development of the
infrastructure to accommodate the industry and its tremendous growth.
Mineta served as the chairman of the House Transportation and Public
Works Committee from 1992 to 1994, after having chaired the Subcommittee on
Aviation and the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation. He was the primary
author of the groundbreaking ISTEA legislation - the Intermodal Surface
Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991.
In 2000, Mineta was appointed by President Bill Clinton as the U.S.
Secretary of Commerce. At the Department of Commerce, Mineta was known for his
work on technology issues, for achieving international cooperation and
intergovernmental coordination on complex fisheries issues, and streamlining
the patent and trademark process.
Mineta was appointed Secretary of Transportation by President George W.
Bush in 2001, where he served until he joined Hill & Knowlton in July 2006.
Following the horrific terrorist acts of September 11, 2001, Mineta guided the
creation of the Transportation Security Administration - an agency with more
than 65,000 employees - the largest mobilization of a new federal agency since
World War II.
Mineta was also a vice president of Lockheed Martin where he oversaw the
first successful implementation of the EZ-Pass system in New York State.
Recognized for his leadership, Mineta has received numerous awards,
including the Presidential Medal of Freedom - the United States' highest
civilian honor - and the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy, which is awarded for
significant public service of enduring value to aviation in the United States.
While in Congress, he was the co-founder of the Congressional Asian
Pacific American Caucus and Chair of the National Civil Aviation Review
Commission in 1997. He is a graduate of the University of California at
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