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Susan J. Binder Joins Cambridge Systematics (June 16, 2010)

Cambridge Systematics, Inc. is pleased to announce that Susan J. Binder recently joined our Transportation Planning and Management Group as a Senior Associate. Ms. Binder has more than 34 years of experience in the transportation industry.

“We are very excited to welcome Susan Binder to Cambridge Systematics. She brings an impressive set of skills and a wealth of experience to our Federal and policy-related work. As our clients grapple with the challenges of transportation funding and the range of policy issues confronting the transportation industry, Susan’s experience will provide an invaluable resource to our entire client base,” said Lance Neumann, President of Cambridge Systematics.

Ms. Binder’s expertise includes transportation programs, management, policy, finance, economics, and legislation. Ms. Binder had a distinguished career with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) before joining the majority staff of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in 2008.  There she assisted in the development of the successor to the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).

Prior to joining the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Ms. Binder served as the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Governmental Affairs from 2005 to 2008. Concurrently, she served as the Executive Director, of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission, which culminated in its 2008 Report to Congress.

Earlier, Ms. Binder served as Director, FHWA Office of Legislative and Governmental Affairs where  she directed a multi-disciplinary staff in the development and analysis of Federal-aid highway programs, policies, and legislative proposals. She also managed the development of the FHWA’s national strategic planning initiative and conducted Congressional and government relations activities.  Contributing to her understanding of transportation issues is her experience as FHWA’s Maryland Division Administrator form 1994 through 1998.  She was responsible for leading the Federal-aid highway program there, as the first woman to hold such a post for FHWA.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Binder has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award, the Secretary’s Award for Meritorious Achievement, the Senior Executive Service Special Achievement Award, the Lester P. Lamm Award for outstanding public servants, and the Administrator’s Awards for Special Achievement and Unusually Outstanding Performance.

Ms. Binder will work out of Cambridge Systematics’ Bethesda, Maryland office and can be contacted via email at, or by telephone at (301) 347-0100.

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For additional information, contact Kate Malionek at (617) 354-0167.

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