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November 9, 2009

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PASADENA, CA—Parsons Transportation Group announced the appointment of Garold B. Adams to the position of executive vice president and global business development manager. Adams joined Parsons in 1991 and served most recently as senior vice president and manager for the Road and Highway Division.

PHOENIX, AZ—Richard Simonetta, chief executive officer of Valley Metro Rail, has announced that he will step down from that position on Dec. 31, 2009. He will remain in an advisory capacity through June 30, 2010.
Simonetta has spent more than 38 years in the transit industry, leading transit agencies of all sizes. He joined Valley Metro Rail in January 2004 and oversaw the on-time, on-budget start up of the Phoenix area’s first light rail line.

ORANGE, CA—Miguel Pulido, mayor of Santa Ana, CA, and a member of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors, has been named chairman of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Energy Policy Committee.
Pulido has served on the OCTA board since 1997, and was an 18-year member of the Santa Ana City Council. He also serves on the governing board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, which is responsible for air pollution control and clean air standards to protect public health.

TAMPA, FL—Elaine McCloud, who served as the first mass transit manager for the city of Tampa, has formed a transportation consulting, operations planning and transportation management firm. She is president and chief executive officer of McCloud Transportation & Associates LLC.
McCloud has 30 years of mass transit leadership experience at the senior executive level. Prior to coming to Tampa, she was a member of the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) executive team. She also was a general manager for ATC/Vancom overseeing Detroit DOT’s paratransit operation, and served for 18 years in various leadership positions at the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority in Birmingham, AL.

BOULDER, CO—Transit Marketing Group announced the appointment of Ray Sienkiewich as contract administrator.
Sienkiewich has 25 years of expertise in contract administration, project management, purchasing, and inventory control, most recently as vice president of contract management with DesignLine USA. He has also been associated with ElDorado National, Neoplan, and Nova Bus.

CINCINNATI, OH—Arlene McKitterick was named chief financial officer for First Transit and First Services. She will direct and manage all financial aspects of the companies.
McKitterick joined FirstGroup America in March 2008 as the senior finance director for First Student’s Central Region. She has more than 14 years of experience within the transportation industry and previously served as a consultant for Zurich Insurance. In addition, she held senior finance positions at Wright Business Forms and Coach USA.

SAN BERNARDINO, CA—Doug Sawyer has been named a vice president in the San Bernardino office of Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB). He will serve as area manager in charge of PB’s San Bernardino and Ontario offices, which have a combined staff of close to 100.
Sawyer has 32 years of experience in design, project management, and construction management for transportation infrastructure and facility projects.

NEW YORK, NY—Vertical Transportation Excellence, a division of Gannett Fleming, announced the appointment of Dennis W. Olson, C.E.I., as a project manager for its New York City office.
Olson has 24 years of engineering, design, and project management experience, including assignments in the greater New York area.

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