Former Congressman and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has another new job.
The Peoria native has been retained by Caterpillar to be a consultant on policy related matters.
CAT states in a news release, "Ray will assist Caterpillar in developing corporate strategies focused on identifying solutions to specific policy and communications challenges Caterpillar faces in the increasingly complex policy and business environment. Caterpillar will also benefit from LaHood's deep expertise in infrastructure planning and investment and manufacturing in the United States."
Since he resigned as Transportation Secretary in 2013, LaHood has also joined the infrastructure investment firm Meridiam, D.C. and Chicago law firm DLA-Piper and the Dirksen Congressional Center in Pekin.
LaHood served as 18th District Congressman from 1995 to 2009. He also served as chief of staff to 18th District Congressman and House Republican Leader Bob Michel from 1982 to 1994.