Transportation: JENNIFER AUMENT
CHIEF EXECUTIVE, GLOBAL TRANSPORTATION, AECOM, ARLINGTON COUNTY
Aument leads a global team of more than 14,000 employees across the highway, transit, aviation, port and freight sectors for AECOM, a Fortune 500 infrastructure engineering, planning and consulting firm that reported $13.3 billion in 2021 revenue.
A month after joining AECOM in April 2021, Aument was diagnosed with breast cancer. “Today I am healthy, and a more grateful, empathetic and resilient person than before,” she says.
Aument serves on the boards of the Eno Center for Transportation, a Washington think tank, as well as the American Road & Transportation Builders Association and others. She has an MBA from George Washington University and a degree in journalism and political science from West Virginia University.
ONE THING I’D CHANGE ABOUT VIRGINIA: I would fix Interstate 81 to reduce congestion and improve safety.
FAVORITE APP: Time Buddy, a time zone translator that helps me keep up with my team around the world
MOST RECENT BOOK READ: “Last Call,” by Daniel Okrent, a fascinating read about the efforts and dynamics leading up to Prohibition
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Anywhere on the Chesapeake Bay
FAVORITE SONG: “The Road Not Taken,” by Bruce Hornsby