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AUG 2014

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people 74 < m ETRO m AGAZINE AUGUST 2014 E Alex Cliford, to CEO/GM of the Calif.- based Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District. E Kevin Hymers, to director, operations, of Stertil-Koni. E At South Florida Regional Transportation Authority: Bruno Barreiro, to chair and James A. Cummings, to vice chair of the governing board; and Richard Chess, to director, fnance. E Marsha Moore, to chief technology ofcer for Trapeze Group North America. E Steve Charlton, to VP/chief technical ofcer, engine business, at Cummins, retired in July. E Gary McArthur, to chief fnancial ofcer for CH2M Hill. E David Haataja, to sr. VP, products, for the U.S., Canada and Mexico, at TÜV Rheinland. E John Metzinger, to controller of Lafayette, Ind.-based CityBus. E Jack Kanarek, to sr. project manager, Bloomfeld, N.J. ofce, at Dewberry. E Bruce Jabbonsky, R.A., VP of STV's Transportation and Infrastructure Division in New York City, died in July after a long illness. E Eugene R. Conway, founder of Cumberland, R.I.-based Conway Tours died in July. E Stephen G. Bland, to CEO of the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). He succeeds Paul J. Ballard, who left the MTA in March. E Terry Garcia Crews, CEO/GM of Cincinnati-based Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, resigned in July. Darryl Haley will serve as interim GM. E Ron Garrison, to president/GM of the Tenn.-based Memphis Area Transit Authority. E Joyce Eleanor, CEO at the Everett, Wash.- based Community Transit, resigned in August. E Allied Specialty Vehicles named Joe Allen as sales representative for ElDorado Mobility products in Canada. E At Keolis Commuter Services: Thomas M. Mulligan, to GM; and Gerald C. Francis, to deputy GM for the company's Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority contract. E Roy A. Furo, to sr. account executive, Northeast region, for CH Bus Sales. E Darril King, to VP, new coach sales, Northeast region, at Motor Coach Industries. E Gordie Taylor, to product manager, RV and commercial bus, at Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. E Troy Snyder was selected by ABC Companies to oversee the Ameritrans mid- size transport facility in Elkhart, Ind. E At Parsons Brinckerhof: Patrick Anderson, to Texas transit and rail manager; Brigette Thomas, to U.S. West business development manager; Robert Cliford, to VP and Tampa area manager; and Vincent Lombardi, to supervisory resident engineer, New York City ofce E Steve Brunner, to VP, operations, North America, at Cubic Transportation Systems. E Rod Diridon Sr., executive director of the Mineta Transportation Institute since its 1993 founding at San Jose State University, announced his retirement. Karen Philbrick was named as his successor. E Debra A. Johnson, to deputy CEO at Calif.'s Long Beach Transit. COMTO's president/CEO Cunningham dies Julie Cunningham, president/CEO of the Conference of Minority Transportation Ofcials died in June. Since her 2001 appointment as head of COMTO, Cunningham efectively led the national trade association in unprecedented growth — moving from a single focus of public transit to a focus of multi-modalism, now including aviation, port authorities and state departments of transportation. She also served on President- Elect Barack Obama's Transition Team at the U.S. Department of Transportation and provided expert testimony before the U.S. Congress. Cunningham Thomas Industry veteran Mose retires Hugh A. Mose, long-time GM of the State College, Pa.-based Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA), retired in June. He has served as CATA's GM for the past 19 years. During his time at CATA, Hugh has led the Authority's involvement in numerous initiatives, including the commitment to the use of natural gas as fuel for CATA's buses. Tis led to CATA becoming one of the frst transit agencies on the East Coast to operate a 100% compressed natural gas bus feet. Mose R. Cliford Furo King Bland GarciaCrews Eleanor Allen

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