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Who's Doing What in the Industry

David Nichols

PASADENA, CA—David Nichols, former director of Missouri DOT, has joined Parsons as vice president and transpor­tation program director. ­Nichols worked for Mo. DOT for more than 30 years.

Steve Peterson, Tom Gayman, Bob Mahaffey

DES MOINES, IA—The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority has elected a new slate of officers. Windsor Heights City Councilman Steve Peterson is chair, succeeding Polk County Supervisor and former Ankeny Mayor Steve Van Oort. Vice chair is Urbandale City Councilman Tom Gayman and secretary/treasurer is Des Moines Councilman Bob Mahaffey.

Richey Thompson, Theresa Smith

FORT WORTH—The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) has named Richey ­Thompson chief rail engineer for the TEX Rail project. ­Thompson is a professional engineer with 15 years of experience, joining The T after working for CH2M HILL, URS and CP&Y.

Also, Theresa Smith has been appointed director of TEX Rail procurement. Working for the subcontractor Solis Group, she has been with the project team since 2011 as senior document control specialist.

Donna DeMartino, Karen Philbrick, Nuria Fernandez, Grace Crunican, Stephanie Pinson, David Turney

SAN JOSE, CA—The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) at San Jose State University (SJSU) recently honored Donna DeMartino, chief executive officer and general manager, San Joaquin Regional Transit District, Stockton, CA, as alumna of the year in SJSU’s master of science in transportation management program. DeMartino, a 2001 graduate of SJSU, teaches transportation management classes there and elsewhere.

MTI Executive Director Karen ­Philbrick received a commendation from the city of San Jose and Mayor Sam Liccardo for excellence in transportation policy leadership.

The MTI Board of Trustees elected Nuria Fernandez, chief executive officer, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, to a two-year term as its chair. Grace Crunican, chief executive officer, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, will serve a similar term as vice chair. The trustees also recognized retiring Trustees Stephanie Pinson and David Turney as trustees emeriti—an honor previously presented only six times in MTI’s 25-year history.

Maurice Brown

CINCINNATI—Maurice Brown, ­president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal ­Workers (AFSCME) Local 250 representing city employees, has joined the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority Board of Trustees. He has been a city employee since 2007.

Nancy Lyon-Stadler

CLEVELAND—Nancy Lyon-Stadler has been named a senior principal engineer in the Cleveland office of Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB). She comes to PB with more than 27 years of engineering experience, working as a consulting engineer for 19 years after serving in the U.S. Air Force.

Drew Goaley

CANTON, MI—Spheros North America has named Drew Goaley regional sales manager for the southern territory. He previously was southern regional sales manager for Radio Engineering Industries in Omaha and subcontracted with ­Spheros over the past year.
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