August 2, 2010
Employment opportunities in this week's classifieds include two CEO positions and several high-level technical posts!
Gregory Cooper Dies; Risk Manager of Pace Suburban Bus
Gregory J. Cooper, ARM, AAI, 48, risk manager for Pace Suburban Bus in Arlington Heights, IL, from 2005 to 2010, suffered a fatal heart attack July 3 at his home in Lakewood, IL. At the time of his death, Cooper was the incoming secretary of the APTA Risk Management Committee.
During his tenure at Pace, Cooper oversaw implementation of a new risk management information system and helped to coordinate the APTA Peer Safety Review process. He also served on the Regional Loss Financing Committee, which included the Regional Transportation Authority, Chicago Transit Authority, and Metra as well as Pace.
Pace Executive Director T.J. Ross said: “Greg shared his extensive knowledge of risk management with staff, our vendors, and other agencies through APTA. He was well liked and respected by everyone he worked with. This is truly a great loss to Pace and the transit industry.” Cooper’s wife Sue added: “Greg truly loved his job at Pace and the people he worked with.”