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AECOM announces leadership appointments for its global Transportation and Program Management businesses

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Jennifer Aument named chief executive of the Company’s global Transportation business and Drew Jeter named chief executive of the Company’s global Program Management business

AECOM (NYSE:ACM), the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, today announced the appointments of Jennifer Aument as chief executive of its global Transportation business and Drew Jeter as chief executive of its global Program Management business.

In her role, Ms. Aument will oversee AECOM’s global Transportation design business, which has been consistently ranked number one by Engineering News-Record, to drive innovative transportation solutions that better advance its clients’ goals of delivering safe, sustainable and cost-effective transportation systems. Mr. Jeter will lead the Company’s global Program Management business, focusing on leveraging the firm’s deep technical expertise to provide front-end advisory services for large capital programs and to more holistically manage clients’ programs to best achieve their objectives throughout the project lifecycle.

"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. "With AECOM’s unrivaled global expertise and capabilities, these appointments complement a diverse Executive Leadership Team advancing our Think and Act Globally strategy, which is setting new standards for technical excellence and client service while ensuring that the best global thinking and innovation is delivered on every project.’’

"I am thrilled to welcome both Jennifer and Drew to AECOM and look forward to their leadership in executing our strategy to more proactively serve our clients’ complex project demands," said Lara Poloni, AECOM’s president. "With established market-leading technical and professional expertise, we are well positioned to capitalize on our strengths and bring the best of AECOM to bear on each of our projects around the world to drive growth and continue gaining share in the marketplace."

Ms. Aument joins AECOM from Transurban, where she served most recently as president and CEO of its North American business, overseeing development, financing, delivery and operations of major toll road infrastructure in the United States and Canada, including its $4 billion Express Lanes network in Virginia. She has a successful track record in delivering major projects across the highway, rail and port sectors by bringing a deep understanding of all aspects of development. Ms. Aument is also a recognized industry leader and trusted advisor to governments on issues related to transport policy, innovative finance, multi-modal mobility solutions and public-private partnerships. 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. She has also served for nearly a decade as a commissioner and member of the executive committee for the Virginia Port Authority.

Mr. Jeter, with more than 35 years of experience leading the development and delivery of technically complex, multi-billion-dollar facilities and infrastructure, comes to AECOM after holding global program management leadership roles at Hill International, Jacobs and CH2M where he oversaw the delivery of more than $300 billion of capital infrastructure programs. Prior to his private-sector work, Drew served as a civil engineering officer in U.S. Air Force, retiring as a colonel after 23 years. His distinguished military career included serving as commander of four different organizations, including as base commander of the 2nd largest Air Force base.

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

About AECOM

AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical expertise and innovation, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.2 billion in fiscal year 2020. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at aecom.com and @AECOM.

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