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WASHINGTON, DC— Christopher Jenks, director of the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Cooperative Research Program Division since 2007, has announced his retirement effective Aug. 21.

Jenks is a 22-year employee of TRB, beginning as a senior program officer in the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP). Earlier in his career, he managed a number of significant TCRP projects that developed products still in widespread use in the public transit industry.

Chris Hedges, manager of TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program, will serve as interim director of the Cooperative Research Program Division.

COLUMBUS, OH—The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) announced the appointments of Emille Williams as vice president of operations, ­Christina Wendell as vice president of legal and government affairs/general counsel and Michael Carroll as director of information technology.

Williams joins COTA after more than 20 years with Philadelphia’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority, where he served most recently as chief engineering officer in the Operations Division.

Wendell has held several legal and administrative leadership positions over the past 17 years. She joins COTA after eight years as general counsel for Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, a state agency that partners with Ohioans with disabilities to achieve quality employment and independence.

Carroll comes to COTA with more than 18 years of experience in information technology.

Also, Letty Schamp has been named to a three-year term on the COTA Board of Trustees by the city of Hilliard. Schamp is a registered professional engineer and has served the city as a transportation engineer since 1997.

NEWTON, NJ—Clay A. Bunting has joined Protran Technology as deputy director-field engineering and training.

Bunting comes to Protran after 35 years with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), where he served in senior-level positions including general superintendent-track and structures and director, capital programs and planning. He chaired WMATA’s Roadway Worker Protection (RWP) Task Force and RWP Committee, leading development of a program that received the Gold Award for Safety at APTA’s 2014 Rail Safety & Security Excellence Awards.

KANSAS CITY, MO—Jack Lettiere, former New Jersey DOT commissioner and former president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, has been appointed to the board of directors of TranSystems Corporation. He succeeds the retiring W. Mike Lackey, who had served on the board since 2004.

DES PLAINES, IL—Brian Dewsnup has joined Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc, as vice president and general manager of MCI Aftermarket. He previously was vice president, business development, for New Flyer of America Inc. and succeeds Wolfgang Winzer, who is retiring after four years at MCI.

Dewsnup was part of the New Flyer team that completed the MCI acquisition and earlier was vice president and general manager of operations for North American Bus Industries Inc., which New Flyer Industries purchased in 2013.

LAKE COUNTY, OH—The Lake County Commissioners reappointed three members of the nine-member Board of Trustees to serve additional three-year terms from 2016-2019. Mary Bryner joined the board in 2013; Operations Committee Chair Donna P. McNamee, also a member of the APTA Executive Committee, has served on the Laketran board since 2001; and Jean Sency has been a board member since 2011.

Leadership roles shifted after Matt Armand resigned from the board earlier this year. Paul E. Miller was elected board vice president and Sency chair of the Finance Committee.

PORTLAND, OR—The Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) has promoted 15-year employee Steve Witter to executive director of its Capital Projects and Construction Division. He succeeds Dan Blocher, who retired.

Witter most recently served as program manager for TriMet’s $1.5 ­billion MAX Orange Line, known as the ­Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project, which opened on time and about $50 million under budget.
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