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Who's Doing What in the Industry

Alan Wulkan
SCOTTSDALE, AZ—Alan Wulkan has founded his own consulting firm, The Wulkan Group. He was a senior vice president for HDR/InfraConsult for the past two years.

Wulkan is an at-large director on the APTA Board of Directors, past chair of the Business Member Board of Governors, and member of the American Public Transportation Foundation, Authorization Task Force, Marketing-Business Members Task Force, several business member committees, and the Legislative and Public-Private Partnerships committees.

Ann-Therese Schmid
WASHINGTON—Ann-Therese Schmid has returned to Nossaman LLP as a partner based in Washington. She was a member of the firm’s infrastructure practice in Austin, TX, in 2005-2006.

Schmid has handled in-house procurement and passenger rail policy as passenger rail chief of staff for Minnesota DOT and advised public-sector clients on public procurements for a global engineering and design firm.

Dee Brookshire
PORTLAND, OR—The Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) named Dee Brookshire executive director of finance and administration.

Brookshire is joining TriMet from the Sacramento Regional Transit District, where she has been chief financial officer.

She has more than 20 years experience in public agency and private sector finance.

Rodney S. Craig

CHICAGO—Hanover Park Village President Rodney S. Craig has joined the Metra commuter rail board, representing northwest suburban Cook County. He succeeds former Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene Mulder, who had served on the board since 2005.

Craig has served as Hanover Park Village president since 2007 and earlier was president of the DuPage Mayors & Managers Conference.

Kyril Negoda
SANTA BARBARA, CA—Kyril Negoda has joined the design team at CHK America. His experience includes leading development of innovative, user-centered cartographic and wayfinding products such as mapping remote regions and disaster zones. He has also planned and implemented Geographic Information Systems (GIS) workshops in Kazakhstan and the U.S. and worked on concept development and design of Dubai’s transit map.

Selena Asire, William Fellini, Tarek Hatab, Kevin Campbell, Steven Falkenstein, Kevin Collins, Graham Christie, Dominic Spaethling, Patrtick Watz, Matthew Pollack

KANSAS CITY, MO—HNTB Corporation has named 10 new employees to its rail transit practice. They are:

Selena Asire, P.E., senior project manager of rail transit, Dallas; William Fellini, P.E., and Tarek Hatab, P.E., both project directors in New York; Kevin Campbell, project director of rail, Chicago; Steven Falkenstein, senior director of rail, Philadelphia; Kevin Collins, P.E., project director, Bellevue, WA; Graham Christie, P.E., Southern California rail and transit leader, Los Angeles; Dominic Spaethling, Northern California rail transit market sector leader, San Francisco; Patrick Watz, P.E., Great Lakes Division rail transit practice leader, Minneapolis; and Matthew Pollack, P.E., senior rail project/program manager and practice builder, Atlanta.

Nicole Fontayne, Joseph Costello
DALLAS—Dallas Area Rapid Transit has hired Nicole Fontayne as chief information officer and Joseph Costello as vice president of finance.

Fontayne has more than 14 years of experience in senior positions at the city of Detroit and Broward County, FL. Costello most recently was executive director of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) in Chicago and also served as RTA chief financial officer for 16 years.

Charles Stark

WASHINGTON—Charles Stark has joined the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority as executive director of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. He succeeds Pat Nowakowski, who left the project to head MTA Long Island Rail Road.

Stark has 40 years experience in rail transportation, most recently as vice president and project executive for AECOM. He will be responsible for overseeing construction of the 11.4-mile Phase 2 extension of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Silver Line from Reston through Washington Dulles International Airport into Loudoun County, VA.
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