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New CEOs Named

Clarke, Capital Metro

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro), Austin, TX, has selected Randy Clarke, APTA vice president-operations and member services since 2016, as its next president/chief executive officer.

Before joining APTA, Clarke worked for seven years with Boston’s Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in jobs including ­deputy chief operating officer and assistant general manager of engineering, maintenance and preparedness, and senior director of security.

At Capital Metro, he succeeds Linda Watson, who retired following more than seven years in the position. Elaine Timbes is serving on an interim basis.

Kelly, California High-Speed Rail Authority

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has named Brian P. Kelly its chief executive officer following the departure of Jeff Morales. Kelly has been secretary of the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) since it was created in 2013, overseeing the state’s transportation-related entities including Caltrans, and earlier was chief transportation policy consultant for four successive state Senate presidents pro tem.

Gov. Jerry Brown has named Bruce Annis as acting CalSTA secretary. He has served as undersecretary since 2013.

Marootian, District DOT

Jeff Marootian has been named the new director of the ­District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Washington, DC. 

Marootian worked for DOT as assistant secretary for administration from 2015-2017 and White House liaison from 2013-2015. He earlier was DDOT’s head of customer service from 2007-2011. Marootian succeeds Leif Dormsjo, who joined Louis Berger as senior vice president for infrastructure asset management.
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