Greg Cohen, President and CEO of the American Highway Users Alliance, last week announced his decision to step down from his current role and serve as a part-time Executive Consultant to a new President. This change could be as early as July but may take longer, he says.
Chairman Tom Jensen, with the consultation of the Executive Committee, has taken on the responsibility of selecting a new President. Greg expressed sincere thanks to Tom and the AHUA Executive Committee members who volunteer their time in service to the organization.
“I truly love working at the Highway Users and I believe totally in our mission and values. I have a deep appreciation for the many friends I’ve made here, including our members, the wonderful community of transportation professionals in Washington, and my amazing staff (who feel like family),” he says, adding, “No other organization involved in transportation legislation has the credibility of the Highway Users. That is due particularly to our mission as serving the tax-paying, motoring public and the diversity of interests in our membership.”
He also cited some of the many significant milestones and accomplishments AHUA has achieved under his leadership over the past 15 years.
“I am particularly proud of the tremendous policy successes we achieved successively through each new highway bill (SAFETEA-LU, MAP-21 and the FAST Act). We achieved success in reforming a federal program that had little direction to one that focuses on national priorities for road users like safety, highway freight corridors, and the performance of the National Highway System. At the same time, we have steadily increased funding for roads, helped reduce waste and diversions, and made major progress in streamlining a slow and bureaucratic planning process.”
ACPA extends best wishes to Greg as he begins his new journey. ACPA has had a long-standing, positive and proactive relationship with AHUA, and we look forward to working with Greg and his successor moving forward.