Dr. T. Peter Ruane is the president and CEO of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), a 110-year old national federation of public and private transportation construction interests with 6,000 members headquartered in Washington, D.C. He has over 40 years of diversified experience in the economic development, transportation, construction and national defense fields.
Prior to joining ARTBA in October 1988, he served for nine years as President/CEO of the National Moving and Storage Association (NMSA) an international trade association with members in over 50 countries and its affiliate organizations.
Dr. Ruane served as the deputy director of the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA), Office of the Secretary of Defense and the President’s Economic Adjustment Committee where he worked on complex economic development projects stemming from military base closures or growth impacts in more than 30 states from 1970 to 1980.
He received numerous awards as a member of the Senior Executive Service, including the top two government-wide management awards available to a young federal executive (Arthur Fleming and William A. Jump Foundation), and the Secretary of Defense’s Meritorious Civilian Service Medal.
Dr. Ruane is a graduate of Loyola University of Baltimore, and holds a master’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a doctorate from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He also holds the professional designation Certified Association Executive (CAE).
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