October 25, 2010
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People on the Move
PORTLAND, OR—The Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) has promoted Dan Blocher to executive director of capital projects. He will direct and manage all aspects of planning, development, design, and construction of TriMet’s capital projects.
Blocher has been with TriMet for 13 years over two periods of employment and takes over this position from Neil McFarlane, who was promoted to general manager of TriMet.
He joined TriMet in 1995, leading the project control, cost analysis, and contract management functions of capital projects; he became senior director of capital projects in 2002. He left the agency for two years in 2000 to be the program change control manager for Parsons Brinckerhoff in London.
John Murphy, Neil Lucey, Eugene J. Kim, Will Willson
NEW YORK, NY—Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) announced the following hirings:
John Murphy, the new chief financial officer, comes to PB after serving as vice president of Irving Transportation Services in Canada.
Murphy has more than 25 years of financial and senior management experience, including 14 years working with major engineering contractors and their domestic and international operations.
Neil Lucey has been named a senior vice president in the firm’s New York City office. He will serve as area manager for that office, responsible for client management and project performance of all New York operations.
Lucey has nearly 40 years of experience in planning, design and construction for infrastructure projects and programs. Prior to joining PB, he served as a senior vice president for a consulting engineering company.
Eugene J. Kim has been named vice president in the Los Angeles office of PB, managing the company’s Los Angeles transportation planning practice. Kim has more than 15 years of experience in strategic planning, program implementation, and transportation system design.
Will Willson has been named a risk manager with PB’s Geotechnical and Tunneling Technical Excellence Center in Princeton, NJ.
He is an industry leader in risk assessment, risk analysis, and risk management, serving recently as an associate principal with Davis Langdon and a senior vice president with Faithful & Gould.