Parsons announced the appointment of Todd K. Wager as President of Parsons Transportation Group, Inc. (PTG), effective October 15, 2012. PTG, a primary business unit of Parsons Corporation, is one of the largest providers of management, engineering, and planning services to government transportation agencies and private transportation providers across the globe. In his new role, Wager will be responsible for the business unit's worldwide operations.
Wager joined Parsons in 1996 and has since held a succession of management positions throughout the corporation both in Europe and the United States. He began his career with Parsons in project management, working in a broad range of customer segments encompassing infrastructure and environmental projects in the oil, gas, and water markets. Mr. Wager's most recent position was President of Parsons Government Services, Inc., Parsons' largest business unit. In this capacity, he was responsible for overseeing Parsons' government business, which includes the defense, energy, environmental, infrastructure, security, and intelligence markets. In 2011, he led the acquisition of SPARTA, Inc., a leading provider of systems engineering, cybersecurity, and mission support services to the US Government.
"Todd's experience with acquisitions and strategic planning, coupled with his diverse international business background, is an asset to Parsons," said Chuck Harrington, Parsons Chairman and CEO. "He successfully led the re-platforming of our government services business unit over the past three years and his growth orientation and dynamic leadership is contagious. We have a very strong transportation business and I am certain that Todd will lead our transportation group to even higher performance and growth levels."
Wager holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and received his master's degree with distinction from Georgetown University. He is also a graduate of the International Security Program at Stanford University. Mr. Wager currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects at Stanford University, is a member of the Senior Executive Group of the Society of American Military Engineers, and is an active life member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He is based in Parsons' Pasadena, California, corporate headquarters.