Chad Edison, Deputy Secretary, Transportation In November 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed Chad as Deputy Secretary for Transportation. Prior to his appointment, Chad served the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration as a transportation industry analyst since 2010. He held multiple positions as AECOM Technology Corporation from 2001 to 2010, including senior consulting manager, consulting manager and senior transportation consultant. Chad held various positions at the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) from 1996 to 2001, including senior manager for financial analysis, financial manager for route profitability analysis, senior financial specialist for business planning and coordination and financial specialist for business planning and coordination. Edison earned master of public policy and bachelor of arts in political science degrees from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.