Gene McCormick

Gene McCormick2020-07-27T14:06:23+00:00

Gene McCormick

2013 Class

McCormick, a registered professional engineer, has nearly 50 years of varied transportation experience, encompassing planning, design, construction and operations in both the public and private sectors. He has been Parsons Brinckerhoff’s (PB) principal-in-charge or project manager on highway, bridge and airport projects across America and the world. He spent nearly seven years as project manager during the design and construction activities relating to the new 12-lane Woodrow Wilson Bridge near Washington, D.C. The $2.5 billion project was on time and on budget.

Prior to joining PB, McCormick had a distinguished career in public service. From 1989-93, he was Federal Highway deputy administrator under President George H.W. Bush. He spearheaded development of the Bush Administration’s highway/transit reauthorization proposal, signed into law in 1991 and known as the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act. McCormick also spent 25 years with the Illinois Department of Transportation, serving as deputy transportation secretary and director of the office of planning and programming.

His ARTBA leadership positions put him in an elite class: 2005 chairman, senior vice chairman, first vice chairman, northeastern region vice chairman, chairman of the Highway Advisory Council, co-chair of the ARTBA-AASHTO-AGC Joint Committee, and current trustee on the ARTBA Foundation. He also was co-chairman of the ARTBA “TEA-21 Task Force,” which developed the association’s legislative blueprint for the surface transportation reauthorization bill—SAFETEA-LU—signed by President Bush in August 2005.