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STEVENSVILLE, MD—Stertil-Koni announced the appointment of Jacob Rosendale as a service technician, based in the company’s warehouse in Stevensville. Rosendale also has experience in sales, electrical installation and HVAC technology.

CINCINNATI—Timothy Pfizenmayer has joined Cincinnati Metro as director of accounting and financial planning and analysis. An active CPA since 2007, he previously worked nearly 12 years in various roles for First Student Inc.

NEW YORK CITY—WSP USA announced the appointments of Brian Kim, a supervising engineer in the Minneapolis office; Jodie Misiak, service area manager, strategic initiatives for alternative delivery advisory services, based in Washington, DC; and John Maloney, civil manager in the Portland, OR, office.

Kim is a transportation engineer with extensive experience in public transit and roadway design and management. Most recently he worked for a national engineering firm as task lead for system-wide electrical for a light rail project. For APTA, he is a member of the Innovative Funding, Finance and P3 and Rail Transit committees and the Streetcar Subcommittee.

Misiak comes to WSP from U.S. DOT, where she was a senior advisor to the secretary for the Build America Bureau (formerly the Build America Transportation Investment Center) and a director of project and program development. Previously, she directed Maryland DOT’s Office of Innovative Project Delivery.

Maloney has extensive experience in civil engineering and construction and has managed complex highway, rail, transit and facilities projects. Prior to joining WSP, he was a senior project manager with a Portland consulting firm.

PHILADELPHIA—Lance ­Donnelly has joined the Philadelphia office of HNTB Corporation as a senior project engineer for traction power systems. He has more than 16 years of experience, including six years at Amtrak as a project manager working on projects including emergency repairs to flood damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

­PITTSBURGH—WSP USA announced the promotion of John Nicholson to the civil technical excellence center lead position in its Pittsburgh office. He has more than 20 years of transportation industry experience.

CHICAGO—Transdev has named Julia Thomas president of business solutions for the North American Division. She previously was managing director of the company’s Green Tomato Cars private hire company and also held a variety of senior positions in Transdev’s U.K. businesses.

PHILADELPHIA—Burns Engineering announced the hiring of Derek Brown as railroad and transit senior project manager. He has worked in the field for 35 years.

SANTA BARBARA, CA—CHK America Inc. announced the appointment of Stefan Marks as director of business development. Marks has worked for five U.S. public transit agencies over a 30-year career, most recently as director of service planning for Transdev at the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority.

SACRAMENTO, CA—The California Transit Association has named Carl ­Sedoryk, general manager/chief executive officer of Monterey-Salinas Transit, its chair for a two-year term. He has served on the association’s Executive Committee since 2007, the past two years as vice chair.

Sedoryk recently completed a three-year term on the APTA Executive Committee. He is past chair of the Bus & Paratransit CEOs Committee and serves on numerous APTA committees.

BUFFALO, NY—TSA recently recognized Tom George, director of public transit for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, with its highest level of achievement, the Gold Standard Award 2016. TSA honors U.S. public transit agencies from across the nation for this achievement using scores from the Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement, a voluntary security assessment covering numerous categories.
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