David A. Wolf
OAKLAND, CA—AC Transit announced the appointment of David A. Wolf as general counsel. He succeeds Kenneth C. Scheidig, who retired from the agency in December 2010 and has been serving as interim -general counsel since November 2012.
Wolf joined the agency in December 2012. He has more than 25 years of experience in the practice of law. As an attorney for the Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), in San Francisco, he was a senior labor relations negotiator and legal counsel providing advice to -California superior courts and the AOC.
Joseph Sais, Michael D. Jones
NEW YORK, NY—SYSTRA announced the promotion of Joseph Sais, P.E., to executive vice president. He formerly was the firm’s national construction and program management practice lead.
Sais has more than 40 years of senior-level managerial experience in public transit and railroad operations, maintenance, and engineering. Prior to joining SYSTRA, Sais was an MTA Long Island Rail Road employee for more than 33 years.
SYSTRA also named Michael D. Jones as vice president, human resources.
Jones comes to SYSTRA from Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), where he served most recently as senior manager, labor relations. His earlier jobs with DART include benefits manager and manager, human resource information.
He is a graduate of the Leadership APTA Class of 2012. He also serves on APTA’s Human Resources Committee, Labor Relations Subcommittee, Leadership APTA Committee, Legislative Committee, and Workforce Development Subcommittee.
CINCINNATI, OH—Ashley McNamara, director of marketing for First Transit, was recognized recently by Xavier University’s Williams College of Business as one of its “Young Alums” for its Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award.
The honor recognizes graduates who embody Jesuit ideals and have been committed to the growth or betterment of the community, achieving outstanding accomplishments, or demonstrating industry or community leadership. McNamara’s particular category was for professionals age 35 or younger.
McNamara graduated from Xavier in 2006 with a BSBA in marketing and serves as a member of the Xavier University Executive Mentor Advisory Board. She has been with First Transit for six and a half years, and has held the -position of marketing manager for five and a half of those years.
John King, Derrick Breun
LOMBARD, IL—Veolia Transportation has announced the appointment of two area vice presidents: John King, Northeast Transit Region, and Derrick Breun, Southeast Region.
King has been general manager for Veolia’s contract in Prince George’s County, MD, since 2006. Before joining the company, he worked in various management roles for Greyhound Lines in Boston, Buffalo, and Chicago. He will be based in Veolia’s Baltimore office.
Breun currently serves as chief operating officer for Veolia’s contract with the Regional Transit Authority of New Orleans, a position he has held since 2008. From 2006 to 2008, he was general manager for Veolia’s public transit system in Jefferson Parish, LA.
CINCINNATI, OH—Cincinnati Metro has promoted Shawn Donaghy to director of transit operations, managing the delivery of fixed route service to the community.
Donaghy has more than 16 years of experience in transportation. He has worked for Metro since September 2010, most recently as assistant director of transit operations. He previously worked as senior operations manager at CEVA Logistics.