Passenger Transport August 2017 Vol 75 No 15 - 3

APTA Announces Slate
Of Nominees
APTA MEMBERS will vote on the
2017-2018 slate of nominees Oct. 7 during the APTA Annual Meeting in Atlanta.
Nathaniel P. Ford Sr., current APTA
vice chair and chief executive officer,
Jacksonville (FL) Transportation Authority, was nominated to be chair and
David M. Stackrow Sr., chairman, Capital District Transportation Authority,
Albany, NY, vice chair.
Chair Doran J. Barnes, executive
director, Foothill Transit, West Covina,
CA, will serve as immediate past chair
through 2018 and Kim R. Green, executive director of business development
at Genfare, will continue as secretarytreasurer through 2018.
Valarie J. McCall, APTA immediate
past chair and a member of the Greater
Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Board of Trustees, chaired the committee
that nominated the officers and membersat-large for the APTA Executive Committee and the APTA Board of Directors at a
meeting July 25-26.
Members will vote on the follow-
ing APTA Executive Committee
nominees:
Doug Allen, chief executive officer,
Virginia Railway Express, Commuter Rail CEOs Subcommittee
representative;
Brad Miller, chief executive officer,
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority,
St. Petersburg, FL, Mid-Size Operations Committee representative;
Andrew Johnson, chief operating officer, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit
District, Urbana, IL, Small Opera-

tions Committee representative;

David Genova, general manager and
chief executive officer, Regional
Transportation District, Denver,
transit CEO representative from
top 10 highest dues agencies;
Leanne Redden, executive director, Regional Transportation
Authority, Chicago, legacy system
representative;
Adelee Marie Le Grand, chief strategy
officer and vice president transit
planning, Regional Transit Authority,
New Orleans, at large, three-year term;
Carolyn Flowers, senior vice president,
AECOM, at large, one-year term;
Lester Bryant, board secretary, VIA
Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio,
at large transit board member, oneyear term;
Andre Gibson, board vice chairman,
Memphis Area Transit Authority,
at-large transit board member, twoyear term, finishing the term of
David Stackrow when he becomes
vice chair;
Baccara Sanderson Mauldin, vice chair,
Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority, at-large transit board
member, three-year term;

William Thomsen, president and CEO,
Urban Engineers, at-large business
member, three-year term; and
Jack Martinson, vice president/customer
director, ALSTOM Transportation
Inc., at-large business member, twoyear term.

Members will vote on the follow-
ing Board of Directors nominees for
three-year terms:
Mary Jo Morandini, general manager,
Beaver County Transit Authority,

New CEOs Named
Kranda, SolTrans
SOLANO COUNTY Transit (SolTrans), Vallejo, CA, has named
Beth Kranda its new executive director, effective Aug. 28.
She succeeds Mona Babauta, who stepped down in April for a
position with Golden Gate Transit.
Kranda is deputy director of transit for Santa Rosa, CA, the city's Beth Kranda
senior public transit position. She previously served as chief executive officer of Valley Transportation Services (VTrans) in San Bernardino County,
CA, and with San Bernardino Associated Governments and Los Angeles Metro.

Capelle, Laketran
THE LAKETRAN BOARD of Trustees meeting in Lake County,
OH, unanimously voted to promote Ben Capelle, the current deputy
general manager, to general manager following the July 31 retirement of Raymond Jurkowski.
Capelle joined Laketran in 2012 as operations manager and was
Ben Capelle
named deputy general manager in 2016. He was general manager
of Clermont Transportation Connection in Clermont County, OH, worked for First
Transit and was a bus operator at Kent State University and Ohio State University.
He serves on the APTA Small Operations Committee.

Robbins, HART, Honolulu
THE HONOLULU AUTHORITY for Rapid Transportation
(HART) Board of Directors has named Andrew Robbins its next executive director and chief executive officer, effective Sept. 5. He succeeds Interim Executive Director and CEO Krishniah Murthy, who
will temporarily remain with HART to allow for Robbins' transition.
Andrew Robbins
Robbins, a senior executive with Bombardier Transportation, has
substantial experience in public passenger urban rail, infrastructure and other areas.
For APTA, he serves on the Automated Transit Technical Forum, High-Speed & Intercity Passenger Rail, Public-Private Partnerships and Rail Transit committees and the
Streetcar Subcommittee.

Rochester, PA, transit agency representative at large;
Dawn Distler, director of transit,
Knoxville (TN) Area Transit, transit
agency representative at large;
Sue Dreier, chief executive officer,
Pierce County Public Transportation
Benefit Area Authority Corporation,
Lakewood, WA, transit agency representative at large;
Samuel Desue, chief operating officer/
senior vice president, Kansas City
Area (MO) Transportation Authority, transit agency representative
at large;
Henry Li, general manager/CEO, Sacramento (CA) Regional Transit District, transit agency representative
at large;
Jeanne Krieg, chief executive officer, Eastern Contra Costa Transit
Authority, Antioch, CA, transit
agency representative at large;
William Tsuei, director of information technology, Access Services,
El Monte, CA, transit agency representative at large;
Angela Miller, director, global customer
solutions, Cubic Transportation Systems, business member at large;
Michael Allegra, president, KivAllegra
Consulting, Salt Lake City, business
member at large; and
Stanley Feinsod, principal, Stan
Feinsod-Passenger Rail Consultant,
San Francisco, business member
at large.

Additional EC Members
These current members (who do not
require a vote) will remain on the
Executive Committee:
Nuria I. Fernandez, general manager,
Santa Clara Valley Transportation
Authority, Rail Transit CEOs Subcommittee representative;
Freddie C. Fuller II, vice president
CH2M, top 10 business member

Nathaniel P. Ford Sr.

David M. Stackrow Sr.

Kim R. Green

Doran J. Barnes

representative;

Jeffrey A. Nelson, general manager,
Rock Island County Metropolitan
Mass Transit District, Moline, IL, Bus
and Paratransit CEOs Committee
representative;
Charles R. Wochele, managing partner/
owner, TransitConsult LLC, at-large
business member;
Dorval Carter, president, Chicago
Transit Authority, at-large member;
Greg Percy, chief operating officer,
Metrolinx (GO Transit), Canadian
member;
Beverly Silas, vice chair, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority,
Austin, TX, at-large transit board
member; and
Jeff Wharton, president, IMPulse NC
LLC, BMBG representative.
The 25th member of the Executive Committee is the Legislative Committee chair
who is appointed by the APTA Chair in consultation with the Vice Chair. She is Diana
Mendes, Mid-Atlantic Division president
and national transit/rail market sector leader,
HNTB Corporation.

Williams, Interim, COTA
EMILLE WILLIAMS, vice president of operations for the
Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) in Columbus, will become
the agency's interim president/chief executive officer effective
Oct. 1, following the Sept. 30 retirement of President/CEO
W. Curtis Stitt.
Emille Williams
Williams joined COTA in May 2016 and previously was chief
engineering officer for Philadelphia's Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority.

St. Amant, Interim, ITS America
THE INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION Society of
America (ITS America) has named David St. Amant interim president and chief executive officer following the departure of Regina
Hopper to become senior vice president of global public policy
for GRIDSMART Technologies. St. Amant is a past chair of the ITS
America Board of Directors and affiliate principal of CAVita. APTA
has a memorandum of understanding with ITS America.

David St. Amant

Marootian, Acting, District DOT
DISTRICT DOT, Washington, DC, has named Jeff Marootian
its acting director effective Aug. 11, when the current director, Leif
Dormsjo, steps down to join engineering firm Louis Berger.
Marootian came to DDOT from U.S. DOT earlier this year. He was
appointed by President Obama to serve as White House liaison
Jeff Marootian
from 2013-2015, then was promoted to DOT assistant secretary
for administration and was DOT's chief sustainability officer. Previously he was a
customer service officer with DDOT. Dormsjo, a former Maryland DOT official, was
named to the DDOT position by Mayor Muriel Bowser in 2015.

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