Maggie Gendron Joins ARA as Principal, Government Relations

ARA is pleased to announce the addition of Maggie Gendron as a principal of ARA Government Relations. Gendron brings 20 years of experience in policy development, legislative strategy, and federal and state appropriations knowledge to ARA.

In her role at ARA, she will bring her public and private sector experience within transportation and climate action to further support the connections between Congressional priorities and ARA’s expansive portfolio of innovative technology solutions to the complex challenges faced by those industries.

Gendron’s experience spans more than a decade with U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt), and a decade of working with local governments, most recently as the deputy secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources under Governor Phil Scott (R-Vt).

In her role as deputy secretary, Gendron supported the operation of more than 1,100 employees, drove agency policy strategy and engagement, and supported the deployment stages of more than $400 million dollars of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding to Vermont’s communities. In addition to her work with Sen. Leahy and state government, Gendron was a founding team member of Government Relations at Lime, the world’s largest shared electric vehicle company, and successfully opened their top U.S. East Coast urban markets.

Gendron holds a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University, and a master’s of public administration from the University of Vermont.

About ARA

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) was founded in 1979, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to offer science and engineering research to solve problems of national importance. ARA delivers leading-edge products and innovative solutions for national defense, energy, homeland security, aerospace, healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing. With over 2,000 employee-owners at locations in the U.S. and Canada, ARA offers a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil engineering, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, biomedical engineering, environmental technologies, and blast testing and measurement.