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Ed Kane

DENVER—Maintenance Design Group has added Ed Kane as operations manager in the firm’s Denver office. Kane has more than 20 years of program and project management experience in related industries.

Darryl Haley, Carlos Rowland, Ron Mosby

CINCINNATI—Cincinnati Metro has promoted Darryl Haley to executive vice president, overseeing the agency’s operations, administration, planning and development and human resources departments. He served most recently as deputy general manager.

Haley joined Metro in 2006 and held positions including director of customer relations, chief of development and marketing officer, executive director of development, DBE officer and interim chief executive officer.

Metro has named Carlos ­Rowland interim chief operations officer. Rowland has more than 40 years of transit operations and maintenance experience and has served Metro as director of the Queensgate operating garage and most recently as director of maintenance. He also was acting maintenance director and maintenance consultant for Professional Transit Management LLC.

Also, Ron Mosby, executive director of Journey to Liberty, a nonprofit, faith-based organization, recently joined the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority Board of Trustees, which operates Metro. Earlier, Mosby was senior manager of public affairs for Walmart in Ohio, served as public information officer for Ohio DOT’s District 8 and was chief of staff for three former Cincinnati City Council members.


Heather Stephenson, Kristen Hanson, Nikki Kronz, Sanjay Sinniah, Thomas Cooper
SAN DIEGO—Lytx Inc. announced that five members of its client services team have been added to its roster of Certified Transportation Professionals (CTPs) managed by the National Private Truck Council.

Lytx employees receiving the CTP designation are Heather Stephenson, ­client account manager; Kristen Hanson, senior manager, client services; Nikki Kronz, client account manager; Sanjay Sinniah, manager, client services; and Thomas Cooper, client consultant, client account management.

Victor Simuoli
NEW YORK CITY—Victor Simuoli has joined the Transit & Rail Practice of CH2M as senior director of systems engineering. He has experience in systems engineering and managing large-scale and diverse transit systems projects across the U.S.

Steve Hamelin
PHOENIX—Total Transit has hired Steve Hamelin to lead its public transportation service national expansion efforts. He has more than 17 years of experience in Michigan and Illinois, most recently with the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s water taxi and trolley system. Earlier, Hamelin was director of operations and planning for the Springfield (IL) Mass Transit District and director of transportation services for the Mass Transportation Authority in Flint, MI.

Ed Gannon
STATE COLLEGE, PA—Urban Engineers announced the appointment of Ed Gannon as vice president and regional manager for its State College office. ­Gannon has more than 30 years of experience, working for the past decade as manager of design services for Penn State’s Office of Physical Plant. During that time, he oversaw the university’s Building Information Modeling efforts and implemented LEED certification standards.

Ann Kitchen, Terry Mitchell, Beverly Silas
AUSTIN, TX—Austin City Council Member Ann Kitchen has joined the ­Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors, completing the term of Mike Martinez.

Kitchen, selected by the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), is a former state assistant attorney general in the consumer protection division and a former state representative who was elected to the city council in November 2014. Martinez had served on the board since 2007 and was named its chairman in 2010.

Also reappointed to the board were Terry Mitchell, selected by CAMPO, and current Vice Chair Beverly Silas, by ­Travis County.

Karen Brock Amoah
BLOOMSBURG, PA—Karen Brock Amoah has joined SEKISUI Polymer Innovations LLC as North American business manager, supporting the company’s field sales teams and customers. She has 25 years of experience and joins SEKISUI SPI from IPS Corporation, where she was sales and marketing director-Americas.

Mike Marlin
CANTON, MI—Mike Marlin has joined Spheros North America as sales manager, focusing on Thomas Built Buses dealers, customers and factory relations. He has worked in the bus industry for 34 years, beginning as transportation director for a school district in New York State and then a salesman for Thomas Built Buses. For the past 13 years, Marlin has been president of TransArctic of North Carolina.

Christopher O. Ward
NEW YORK CITY—Christopher O. Ward has joined AECOM as senior vice president and chief executive for Metro New York, leading the firm’s Design and Consulting Services Group in the region. In a career of more than 30 years, Ward most recently served as executive vice president for major projects at Dragados USA. Earlier, he led the effort on the World Trade Center project for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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