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Association of American Railroads (AAR)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

AAR is a trade / professional association based in Washington, DC that was founded in 1934. As of 2019 they had $53 million in revenue and $24 million in assets.

AAR's mission is to work with elected officials and leaders in Washington, D.C. on critical rail transportation issues to ensure that the railroads meet America's transportation needs today and in the future.

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Program areas at AAR

Strategic research initiatives (sri):the sri program focuses on research that will make rail transportation safer, more efficient, and more reliable. The current sri program includes projects addressing signals, train control, automated operations, track, bridges, and rail car components such as wheels, brakes, and couplers.

Preserving balanced regulation:a program to promote the balanced regulatory structure required to allow Railroads the opportunity to achieve a reasonable rate of return and to continue their substantial investment in the north American rail network. Such reinvestment is critical if Railroads are to be able to address the capacity challenges that increased rail demand for transportation brings.

Integrated communications campaign:a program of media outreach, public affairs, advertising, and content development that focuses on (1) how the freight rail industry consistently and efficiently delivers economic and environmental benefits to americans, (2) how Railroads use modern technology to improve safety and provide public benefits including a safe, fuel efficient way to move goods and connect us to the global economy, and (3) preserving balanced regulation of the freight rail industry.

Form 990s for AAR

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jan 24, 2020990OView PDF
2017-12Mar 15, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2015-12Mar 28, 2017990OView PDF
2014-12Feb 5, 2016990OView PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for AAR

Total grants, contributions, etc.$0
Program services$49,975,360
Investment income and dividends$113,257
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$163,042
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-112,016
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$3,194,927
Total revenues$53,334,570

Vendors for AAR

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
WordPressContent management system software2020-03-05
█████████Marketing software2020-03-05
███ ██ ███Tax accounting2020-01-24
██████████████ ██████████ ██████ ███Testing and Research$128,8552020-01-24
██████ ████ ███ ████████Legal Consulting$7,6822020-01-24
███████ ██████Paid Media Consulting Advertising$37,5272020-01-24
██████ ███It Consulting$5822020-01-24
██████ ██████ ███ ████████ ███Insurance agent or broker$1,0052019-12-31
...and 16 more vendors

Personnel at AAR

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Ian JefferiesSenior Vice President - Government Affairs / Aar President and Chief Executive Officer$568,371Jan. 9, 2019
Ian Jefferies AarPresident and Chief Executive Officer-July 12, 2019
████████ █ ██████Senior Vice President - Communications$185,043Dec. 31, 2018
██████ ███████Senior Vice President, Government Affairs-July 12, 2019
████ ████Senior Vice President, Aar Policy and Economics$569,236July 12, 2019
████████ █████ ███Senior Vice President, Aar Law and General Counsel-Oct. 4, 2020
████ ██████Senior Vice President, Aar Safety and Operations-Oct. 4, 2020
███████ █ ████████Program Manager$316,773Dec. 31, 2018
██████ ███████Past Senior Vice President - Government Affairs$16,925Dec. 31, 2018
███████ █████Senior Vice President, Aar Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer$651,613Jan. 24, 2020
...and nine more key personnel

Peer trade / professional associations and chambers of commerce

1American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)501(c)(6)$22 millionWashington, DC
2Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)501(c)(6)$15 millionWashington, DC
3American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)501(c)(6)$22 millionWashington, DC
4Financial Services Roundtable (FSR)501(c)(6)$22 millionWashington, DC
5Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)501(c)(6)$24 millionWashington, DC
6Institute of International Finance (IIF)501(c)(6)$34 millionWashington, DC
7American Gaming Association (AGA)501(c)(6)$18 millionWashington, DC
8American Public Transit Association (APTA)501(c)(6)$22 millionWashington, DC
9American Bankers Association (ABA)501(c)(6)$135 millionWashington, DC
10Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC)501(c)(6)$16 millionWashington, DC
11American Insurance Association501(c)(6)$19 millionWashington, DC
12Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA)501(c)(6)$28 millionWashington, DC
13The Council (DISCUS)501(c)(6)$15 millionWashington, DC
14American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)501(c)(6)$43 millionWashington, DC
15United State Travel Association501(c)(6)$33 millionWashington, DC
16Association for Accessible Medicines (GPhA)501(c)(6)$26 millionWashington, DC
17National Confectioners Association (NCA)501(c)(6)$20 millionWashington, DC
18Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)501(c)(6)$83 millionWashington, DC
19National Retail Federation (NRF)501(c)(6)$56 millionWashington, DC
20Personal Care Products Council501(c)(6)$19 millionWashington, DC
21American Gas Association (AGA)501(c)(6)$61 millionWashington, DC
22Futures Industry Association (FIA)501(c)(6)$28 millionWashington, DC
23National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)501(c)(6)$18 millionWashington, DC
24Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)501(c)(6)$19 millionWashington, DC
25Ncta - The Internet and Television Association (NCTA)501(c)(6)$65 millionWashington, DC