LeAnna Gutierrez Cumber Joins Herzog as Chief Strategy Officer

Written by Jennifer McLawhorn, Managing Editor
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Herzog Chief Strategy Officer LeAnna Gutierrez Cumber
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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Serving as Chief Strategy Officer, LeAnna Gutierrez Cumber will work to expand Herzog’s capabilities and reach.

Herzog announced it has welcomed LeAnna Gutierrez Cumber as Chief Strategy Officer. She will work to “expand the organization’s capabilities and reach, including assisting customers with obtaining project financing.”

Before joining Herzog, she served as a City Councilwoman for Jacksonville, Florida. For more than 14 years, LeAnna ran a transportation consulting firm where “she provided assistance and strategic advice to private transportation companies as well as state and local governments to secure financing for ports, rail, and highway projects through grants and loan vehicles.” She has experience in leading successful U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) grant and loan pursuits, and these include “state infrastructure bank loans, and providing government relations and business development services.” Before this, she worked in Washington, D.C. at Baker Botts LLP as an Associate, with the USDOT’s Office of Inspector General as Legislative Council, and in the U.S. Senate as Legislative Council. LeAnna received her J.D. from the USC Gould School of Law, and she currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and two children.

Herzog Chairman and CEO Brad Lager said, “Herzog’s holistic approach to supporting our customers goes beyond mere transactions; it reflects our commitment to being strategic partners in their success. LeAnna’s appointment as Chief Strategy Officer reinforces our dedication to understanding and advancing our customers’ missions. Her expertise in securing funding aligns seamlessly with Herzog’s mission to not only provide top-tier rail and highway solutions but to empower our clients in achieving their broader objectives. We’re excited about the positive impact LeAnna will undoubtedly bring to our organization and, by extension, to the success of our valued customers.”

About Herzog

“Herzog is a leading rail and heavy/highway contractor across North America. We efficiently solve complex transportation problems in challenging operating environments thanks to fifty years of experience and our highly qualified team of professionals.”

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