James L. Lammie

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James L. Lammie

2011 Class

Jim Lammie has a saying: “You don’t sit still.  You either go forward or backward.”  During a career that spanned more than 50 years, Lammie continually moved forward.  He spent 30 years at Parsons Brinckerhoff and was president and CEO from 1990-1996.

He was a key player in transit development projects, including: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Pittsburgh’s light rail system, San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit, the Los Angeles Metro Blue and Red lines, Boston’s Central Artery/Tunnel project and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s Philadelphia elevated rapid transit line.

Lammie helped make Parsons Brinckerhoff became a global company, doubling its revenue and number of employees.  He spearheaded development of programs to encourage young people, women and minorities to pursue careers in engineering and construction.  And he was a long-time leader in more than a half dozen national industry organizations.