October 12, 2009
Check the classifieds for nine public transit positions, including three chief executive jobs!
Carter New APTA Chair; Scanlon, Ford Also Elected
M.P. Carter, a commissioner of the Memphis Area Transit Authority in Memphis, TN, was elected chair of APTA at the Oct. 4 Annual Business Meeting in Orlando, FL, during the 2009 APTA Annual Meeting.
The association also elected Michael J. Scanlon, general manager/CEO of the San Mateo County Transit District and Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain) in San Carlos, CA, first vice chair, and Nathaniel P. Ford Sr., executive director/CEO of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency in San Francisco, CA, secretary-treasurer position.
Beverly A. Scott, Ph.D., general manager/CEO, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, is the immediate past chair.
The following new members were elected to their first one-year terms as vice chairs on the APTA Executive Committee:
Christopher P. Boylan, deputy executive director, corporate affairs and communications, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, NY, vice chair-management and finance.
Joseph Giulietti, executive director, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Pompano Beach, FL, vice chair-commuter and intercity rail.
Michael A. Sanders, transit administrator, transit and ridesharing, Connecticut DOT, Newington, CT, vice chair-state affairs.
Peter Varga, CEO, Interurban Transit Partnership (The Rapid), Grand Rapids, MI, vice chair-small operations.
Alice Wiggins-Tolbert, director, project development, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Atlanta, GA, vice chair-marketing.
Elected to their second one-year terms as vice chairs are:
Doran J. Barnes, executive director, Foothill Transit, West Covina, CA, vice chair-human resources.
J. Barry Barker, executive director, Transit Authority of River City, Louisville, KY, vice chair-government affairs.
Sharon Greene, principal, Sharon Greene and Associates, Laguna Beach, CA, vice chair-business members.
Delon Hampton, Ph.D., P.E., chairman of the board, Delon Hampton & Associates, Chartered, Washington, DC, vice chair-business member-at-large.
These vice chairs are serving their third one-year terms:
Linda Bohlinger, vice president, national director of management consulting, HNTB Corporation, Santa Ana, CA, vice chair-research & technology.
Flora M. Castillo, board member, New Jersey Transit Corporation, Newark, NJ, vice chair-transit board members.
Joyce Eleanor, CEO, Community Transit, Snohomish County, WA, vice chair-bus and paratransit operations.
Angela Iannuzziello, president, ENTRA Consultants, Markham, ON, vice chair-Canadian members.
Gary C. Thomas, president, executive director, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX, vice chair-rail transit.
Board of Directors
The following transit system representatives and business members have been elected to four-year terms as regional directors:
* Region I (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island): Ronald J. Kilcoyne, CEO, Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority, Bridgeport, CT; business member, Stanley J. Rosenblum, division vice president, Jacobs, New York, NY.
* Region II (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia, North Carolina, South Carolina): Paul E. Davis, general manager and CEO, Tri-State Transit Authority, Huntington, WV; business member, Larry Yermack, president, Telvent USA, Rockville, MD.
* Region III (Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands): Paul J. Ballard, CEO, Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority and Regional Transportation Authority, Nashville, TN; business member, Hakan Eksi, general manager-transit products, L.B. Foster Company Inc. Transit Products Division, Suwanee, GA.
* Region IV (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota): Joseph A. Calabrese, CEO, general manager/secretary-treasurer, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Cleveland, OH; business member, Robert Andress, vice president, general manager, Global Transit Brake Group, Vapor Bus International-A Wabtec Company, Buffalo Grove, IL.
* Region V (Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Iowa, Missouri): John L. Wilson, general manager, Citibus, Lubbock, TX; business member, Dan Kelleher, business area director, bus and rail, Mark IV Luminator, Plano, TX.
* Region VI (Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam): Timothy J. Fredrickson, general manager, Ben Franklin Transit, Richland, WA; business member, John A. Somers, director, transit business development, Clean Energy, Seal Beach, CA.
* Region VII (Canada): Joel Gauthier, president and CEO, AMT Montreal (Agence Metropolitaine de transport), Montreal, PQ; business member, Jean-Pierre Baracat, vice president, business development, Nova Bus, St. Eustache, PQ.
The following business members were elected to two-year terms as business member directors-at-large:
* Albrecht P. Engel, vice president and U.S. high-speed rail director, AECOM, Philadelphia, PA.
* Ghassan Salameh, senior vice president, Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA.
* Enrique Washington, partner, Generator Group LLC, Beaverton, OR.
* Alan C. Wulkan, managing partner, InfraConsult LLC, Scottsdale, AZ.