Jennifer MacDaid, Lee Mocon
KINGSTON, ON—Two employees of Delcan, Jennifer MacDaid and Lee Mocon, have obtained Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute.
MacDaid is a project management and technical writing professional with 10 years of public transit industry experience. Her areas of specialization include the development of management and technical documentation. She also serves as marketing coordinator, identifying, developing, and evaluating marketing opportunities and strategies.
Mocon is a project management and technical writing professional with more than 12 years of experience, specifically in procurement management and oversight of subsystem suppliers and preparation of technical publications.
Ray Friem, Linda Yaeger, Brian Weiler
OSAGE BEACH, MO—Ray Friem, chief operating officer of Metro Transit in St. Louis, received the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Region VII Transportation Manager of the Year Award during the recent annual banquet of the Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA). Region VII includes Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas.
Friem, who has served in the post since 2003, is responsible for managing the Operations and Maintenance divisions of MetroBus, MetroLink light rail, and Metro Call-A-Ride paratransit van service.
Also at the event, FTA recognized Linda Yaeger, executive director of OATS Inc., with the Missouri State Leadership Award; and MPTA presented Brian Weiler, former multimodal operations director for Missouri DOT, with its Friend of Transit Award.
ORLANDO, FL—Parsons Brinckerhoff has promoted George Walton to area manager of the Orlando office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, overseeing operations in Central and North Florida. He previously served as the company’s southeast planning manager.
Walton has experience in transportation and environmental planning, project development, public involvement, and conceptual engineering.
Darrell J. Smith
WASHINGTON, DC—Darrell J. Smith has joined Amtrak as chief, business line planning and strategy.
Smith has nearly 20 years experience in public transportation service planning and financial analysis, including working at Amtrak previously between 1992 and 1998. He is a graduate of the Leadership APTA Class of 2002.
COLUMBUS, OH—The Central Ohio Transit Authority announced the appointment of Kristen Treadway to the position of vice president of human resources and labor relations, effective July 20.
Treadway has 15 years of experience in human resources, serving since 2002 as director of human resources for the city of Gahanna, OH. She was responsible for creating the city’s first Human Resources Department.
Amanda Green Hawkins
PITTSBURGH, PA—Amanda Green Hawkins has joined the Port Authority of Allegheny County Board of Directors. She has represented District 13 on the Allegheny County Council since 2008 and will serve as the council’s representative on the Port Authority board.
Hawkins is director of the Civil and Human Rights Department and assistant general counsel for the United Steelworkers, and has represented the union throughout the United States federal court system.
Lou Ann Hock, Inez Evans
CINCINNATI, OH—Metro in Cincinnati announced the appointments of Lou Ann Hock as chief financial officer and Inez Evans as chief operations officer.
Hock has more than 30 years of transit experience, including 11 years in executive transit finance, and has served in her new post on an interim basis since August 2010. She was chief financial officer for Professional Transit Management and, earlier, worked in St. Louis for Rustman Bus Company and as regional vice president of Ryder Student Transportation.
Evans has served as director of paratransit for Star Tran Inc., a service provider to the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Austin, TX; general manager with Veolia Transportation in San Jose, CA; regional vice president with MV Transportation in Fairfield, CA; and director of transportation for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. She has worked in public transit for more than 20 years and is a member of the Leadership APTA Class of 2011.
NEW YORK, NY—Joseph Fox, a 30-year veteran of the New York Police Department, has been named chief of transit, overseeing security in the MTA New York City Transit subway system.
Fox previously commanded Patrol Borough Queens South, Office of the Chief of Internal Affairs Bureau, Office of the Deputy Commissioner Training, and the 71st Precinct. He succeeds Raymond Diaz, who retired after a 41-year career with the NYPD.