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The Source for Public Transportation News and Analysis February 10, 2012
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John McPartland, Tom Radulovich
OAKLAND, CA—Retired Oakland Fire Department Battalion Fire Chief John McPartland is the new president of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) Board of Directors. He served as board vice president for the past year and succeeds Bob Franklin.

Before joining the board in 2008, McPartland was a BART safety specialist for six years. He retired from the Oakland Fire Department after 25 years as a chief officer.

Tom Radulovich, a BART board member since 1996, was elected vice president.

Gregory A. Walker
PHOENIX, AZ—Gregory A. Walker, AICP, has joined Huitt-Zollars Inc. as vice president responsible for transportation planning. His duties include urban transportation system analysis, transportation investment planning and programming, capital program management, and decision support/policy analysis.

Walker comes to the firm with extensive experience in capital investment programming, transit system analysis, and project development.

Patrick Campbell

SANTA MONICA, CA—Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus announced the appointment of Patrick Campbell as chief operations officer.

Campbell served most recently as general manager for MV Transportation’s 280-vehicle paratransit operation in Brooklyn, NY. Earlier he was transportation director for the Capital District Transportation Authority in Albany, NY; operations and grants manager for Johnson County Transit in Olathe, KS; and director of transit with Greater Glens Falls Transit, Glens Falls, NY.

Guy Templeton, Robert Stromsted

NEW YORK, NY—Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) has named Guy Templeton president and chief operating officer of the firm’s Asia/Australia-Pacific/Southern Africa operating company, based in Sydney, and Robert Stromsted a senior vice president based in New York.

Templeton succeeds Chuck Kohler, who served in the position on an interim basis. Kohler has been appointed group director of operational delivery for Balfour Beatty, PB’s parent company.

Prior to joining PB, Templeton operated his own consulting firm and served as chief executive of Minter Ellison Lawyers, the largest law firm in the Asia Pacific region.

Stromsted has 35 years of consulting engineering experience in the private and public sectors. Before coming to PB, he was chief executive officer of HNTB Corporation, with clients including federal agencies, state DOTs, toll authorities, port authorities, airports, municipalities, public transit agencies, rail authorities, freight railroads, private businesses, construction contractors, and concessionaires.

Douglas E. Sizemore
CINCINNATI, OH—The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) presented its Royal Coachman Award to Douglas E. Sizemore, executive secretary-treasurer of the Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council and a SORTA board member for more than two years.

Sizemore’s union career began with the Molders Union. He subsequently was a member of United Auto Workers Local 647; International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge 912, ultimately becoming eastern territory education representative; and assumed his current post in 2006. He was appointed to the General Board of the national AFL-CIO in 2010.

Jay Fisette, Jeff McKay, Paul C. Smedberg
ARLINGTON, VA—Jay Fisette of Arlington County, VA, is the 2012 chairman of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. Jeff McKay of Fairfax County, VA, was elected vice chairman and Paul C. Smedberg, Alexandria, VA, is secretary-treasurer.

Catherine Hudgins and James W. Dyke will represent Virginia on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board of Directors, with Mary Hynes and William Euille as alternates.

These NVTC board members will serve on the Virginia Railway Express Operations Board: principals, Sharon Bulova, John Cook, Chris Zimmerman, and Smedberg; alternates, McKay and Fisette.

Gene A. Davis
DULUTH, GA—Gene A. Davis, P.E., has joined Stantec as senior railway engineer overseeing the southeastern U.S.

Davis has more than 27 years of experience in the rail industry including operations, economics and engineering for railroad companies, state DOTs, and major municipalities. He has worked with commuter rail, intercity passenger rail, and freight rail projects across the nation, including 18 years with Norfolk Southern Corporation.

Michael C. May, Francis C. Jones, Susan B. Stimpson, Frederic N. Howe III
WOODBRIDGE, VA—The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission announced that Michael C. May, a member of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, will chair its executive board.

Other newly appointed members of the board are Vice Chairman Francis C. Jones, mayor of Manassas Park; Secretary Susan B. Stimpson, chairman of the Stafford County Board of Supervisors; Treasurer Frederic N. Howe III, a member of the Fredericksburg City Council; Immediate Past Chairman John D. Jenkins, also of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors; and at-large members Jonathan L. Way, Manassas City Council, and Gary F. Skinner, Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors.

Ron Aames, Scott Somers, Trinity Donovan
PHOENIX, AZ—Peoria Vice Mayor Ron Aames has been elected to a one-year term as chair of the Valley Metro Board of Directors. Mesa Vice Mayor Scott Somers is vice chair and Chandler Vice Mayor Trinity Donovan treasurer.

The board also welcomed two new members: Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, who succeeds Vice Mayor Michael Johnson, and Surprise Councilmember Richard Alton, succeeding Mayor Lyn Truitt.

MIchael Weidger, Ivan Mitchell, Turhan E. Robinson
BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) announced the appointments of Michael Weidger as director of mobility/paratransit services; Ivan Mitchell, deputy director of service development; and Turhan E. Robinson, Esq., as principal counsel.

Weidger comes to MTA from Columbus, OH, where he served as operations transit analyst for fixed route and paratransit services for the Central Ohio Transit Authority.

Mitchell’s management duties include scheduling, planning, data collection, and developing short- and long-term strategic goals. He previously served the Delaware Transit Corporation as an analyst in the Office of Planning and Development.

Robinson is former deputy counsel for the Maryland Department of General Services. He also serves as civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army for Maryland, an appointed position he has held for the past 10 years.

Kerry Reid

IRVINE, CA—Kerry Reid has joined HID Global as vice president of HID Connect.

Reid has more than 20 years of industry experience in channel and OEM sales, marketing management, and international sales. He previously served as vice president of worldwide sales at ATTO Technology.

Antony Hall
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Antony Hall, LEED® AP, has joined Gannett Fleming as a construction manager, based in the firm’s San Francisco office.

Hall has more than 20 years of construction management experience to the firm, working with client representatives, design teams, and contractors both internationally and throughout the U.S.

Emmanuelle Humblet, Amir Rizavi
NEW YORK, NY—Two VHB employees have received professional recognition for their achievements in the industry and community.

Emmanuelle Humblet, LEED® AP, a project manager with VHB’s environmental group, was recognized as one of Engineering News Record-New York’s Top 20 Under 40. She specializes in sustainability planning for airports and institutions.

Amir Rizavi, P.E., a senior project manager in VHB’s transportation group, received the Young Professional of the Year Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Metropolitan Section of New York and New Jersey. He focuses on management and performance of traffic engineering for planning, design, and development studies.

Barbara Sullivan-George, Dr. Freda Hinsche Otto, Lori Ann Farrell
LONG BEACH, CA—The Long Beach Transit (LBT) Board of Directors elected Barbara Sullivan-George as its chair, Dr. Freda Hinsche Otto as vice chair, and Lori Ann Farrell as secretary-treasurer.

Sullivan-George, a board member since 2007, is a recipient of the NAACP-Legal Defense Fund’s Black Woman of Achievement Award.

LBT also welcomed three new members of the board.

Donald First retired from the Long Beach Police Department as commander in 2000 after a career of more than 30 years. He owns and manages multiple local residential income properties.

Maricela de Rivera has served on the public affairs team at the Long Beach Airport and as a volunteer public information officer for the American Red Cross. She has also volunteered for Leadership Long Beach, Long Beach Rescue Mission, and Special Olympics.

Victor Irwin started his own high-end furniture small business, which has grown into a company with three locations.

Gary Hansen, William Droste, Jane Victorey
BURNSVILLE, MN—Gary Hansen, an Eagan city council member, has been elected chair of the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) Board of Directors. He succeeds Will Branning, Dakota County commissioner for District 7.

William Droste, mayor of Rosemount, is the new vice chair. Jane Victorey, Savage city council member, was re-elected treasurer and also elected secretary in anticipation of a change in the MVTA’s Bylaws and Joint Powers Agreement to combine the positions.

Mark McCollough
ELYRIA, OH—Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has named Mark McCollough vice president and general manager for the charging business. He joined Bendix in 2004 as engineering manager for compressors and was promoted to director of air treatment in 2008.

Previously, McCollough was engineering manager for EFD, a division of Nordson Corporation, based in East Providence, RI.

Robert (Rob) Turton
NEW YORK, NY—Robert (Rob) Turton, P.E., S.E., has joined HNTB Corporation as a senior vice president and national leader of its bridge practice.

Turton has more than 35 years of experience in the planning, design, and construction of bridge structures. He has worked on major projects including the Hoover Dam, the Navajo Bridge in Grand Canyon National Park, and the Golden Gate Bridge seismic retrofit.

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