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People On The Move
ELYRIA, OH-Jeff Cecil has been
promoted to vice
president of human
resources-Americas
with Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
LLC. He succeeds
Christopher Miller,
who is retiring at the
Cecil
end of 2019.
After a management consulting
career at Ernst & Young, Cecil joined
Bendix in 2005 as the Elyria-based
manager, HR information systems. In
2012, he accepted a multiyear international assignment with the KnorrBremse Group, Bendix's Munich-based
parent company, returning to the U.S.
in 2014. He rejoined Bendix in 2018 as
deputy vice president of HR.

NEW YORK CITY-WSP USA has
announced the following appointments:
Brian Dwyer was named a vice
president and Northeast Region transit rail
market lead, based in
Boston. He joins WSP
after serving as vice
president and director
of transit for a North
American architectural
Dwyer
and engineering firm.
He worked for the Massachusetts Bay
Transportation Authority for almost 25
years, beginning as a train attendant in
1988 and retiring in 2011 as director of
light rail operations. For APTA, Dwyer is
a member of numerous committees and
has worked on safety peer reviews.
Howard Caldwell, a 35-year veteran
of the Texas construction industry, joined
the firm as Texas
director of construction services, based
in Austin. A former
area engineer with
Texas DOT, he has 19 Caldwell
years of experience
performing program management and
construction management services for
TxDOT and toll road authorities in the
state.
Anwer Hasan has been named the
firm's Mid-Atlantic
Region construction
services director,
based in Baltimore.
Hasan currently chairs
the Maryland Higher
Education Commission, is a former memHasan
ber of the Maryland
Aviation Administration Commission
and co-chaired the transportation transition team for Maryland Gov. Martin
O'Malley.
Mark Thompson has been promoted to director of
project delivery and
risk management for
transportation and
infrastructure, based
in Herndon, VA.
He has worked for
WSP USA for more
Thompson
than 20 years, most

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recently as Mid-Atlantic Region operations manager, during a civil engineering
career of more than 35 years.
Rex Brejnik has joined WSP USA as
west regional market
lead for the Transit
and Rail Technical
Excellence Center,
based in Los Angeles.
He previously was a
vice president for integrated delivery at an
Brejnik
international engineering firm, working on projects including
bridges, light rail and airport terminal
expansion.

CRETE, IL-Holland has named Scott
McLaughlin regional sales manager for
the Western U.S. He joined the company in 2015 as a director for mobile
operations.

ANN ARBOR, MI-Michelle Whitlow,
manager of purchasing for the Ann Arbor
Area Transportation
Authority (TheRide),
has been named manager of the year by
the Michigan Public
Purchasing Officers
Whitlow
Association (MPPOA).
The honor recognizes a candidate's
achievements and adherence to the
MPPOA's Code of Professional Ethics
and Standards of Conduct.

DAYTON, OH-The Greater Dayton
Regional Transit
Authority (RTA)
has promoted Bob
Ruzinsky to deputy
chief executive officer.
He originally joined
RTA in 1987 in the
accounting group
Ruzinsky
and, after several
years with the Butler County Regional
Transit Authority in Hamilton, OH, and
as a consultant, returned to the agency
in 2009, becoming its first chief capital officer in 2013. Earlier this year, he
received the Ohio Public Transit Association's Leonard Ronis Award as the
state's public transit professional of the
year.

SAN CLEMENTE, CA-Ron Brooks
has joined American
Logistics as vice president of transit market
development. Brooks,
who lost his eyesight
at age 14, has more
than two decades of
management experiBrooks
ence in the accessible public transit and paratransit
industry. Most recently he was manager
of accessible transit services at Valley Metro in Phoenix and earlier spent
13 years with Veolia Transportation. For
APTA, he chairs the Access Committee
and is a member of the APTA Board of

Directors, Diversity Council and Mobility
Management Committee.

BALTIMORE-The Northeast Maglev
announced the appointments of Alex
Jackson as media relations manager
and Ciara Wake as marketing and
communications coordinator.
Jackson has nearly 10 years of media
experience, most recently as a senior
account executive for to Maroon PR
and earlier as director of communications for the Howard County (MD)
Chamber of Commerce. Wake comes
to the Northeast Maglev after working in promotions and special events
with the Maryland Lottery & Gaming
Commission.

COLUMBUS, IN-Cummins has named
Melina Kennedy
to the newly created
position of vice
president-product
compliance and regulatory affairs. She has
led various Cummins
business markets dur- Kennedy
ing the past six years,
most recently as general manager and
executive director of the firm's pickup
truck business.
Also, 25-year Cummins employee
Amy Adams has joined the company's
electrified power business segment as
vice president-fuel cell and hydrogen
technologies. Most recently she was
the company's vice president, strategic
initiatives.

SILVER SPRING, MD-Transdev
North America
announced the promotion of DeeDee
Hanc to chief human
resources officer and
the hiring of Andre
Zardini as chief information officer.
Hanc
Hanc joined Transdev in 2007 and served most recently
as vice president, human resources.
Zardini has more
than 20 years of IT
experience in both
large- and mediumsized organizations
with industries including financial services,
supply-chain logistics, Zardini
energy, education and
hospitality.

BUFFALO, NY-Business First Buffalo
has named Rachel
Maloney Joyner,
project manager for
the Niagara Frontier
Transportation Authority's NFTA Metro, to
its list of 40 Under 40
honorees for 2019.
Joyner
She has worked for
NFTA for seven years and, as project
manager, has primary responsibil-

ity for all aspects of Metro's light rail
expansion project. She is a graduate
of APTA's Emerging Leaders Program
Class of 2016.

LOS ANGELES-Ronnie Campbell,
chief financial officer for Metrolink commuter rail, recently was named CFO of
the Year by the Los Angeles Business
Journal. Under Campbell's direction, the
agency's finance department received
Certificates of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting in 2016,
2017 and 2018. Prior to joining Metrolink, Campbell was director of finance
for the city of Camarillo, CA.

ATLANTA-Metropolitan Atlanta
Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) General
Manager and Chief
Executive Officer
Jeffrey Parker has
been selected by
WTS-Atlanta as its
2019 "Man of the
Parker
Year." The chapter
cited Parker's track record of hiring and
promoting women in transportation
roles. His executive team at MARTA
comprises four women: chief of staff,
chief legal counsel, chief administrative
officer and chief of MARTA Police.

GERMANTOWN, WI-Barry Nelson
has joined WAGO
as public relations
coordinator in the
company's marketing communications
department. He has
an extensive background in media,
Nelson
including radio news
and sports play-by-play in Milwaukee.

COLUMBUS, OH-Kimberly Sharp
has joined the Central Ohio Transit
Authority (COTA) as senior director of
development. She joins the agency
from the city of Westerville, OH, where
she has been deputy director of planning and development since 2013.
COTA also announced the promotion of Patrick Harris, formerly director of government affairs and special
projects, to assistant vice president
of government affairs and corporate
communications. Mallory Donaldson
joined the agency to manage COTA's
community relations efforts, with more
than 15 years of experience including
a tenure as executive assistant at One
Columbus (formerly Columbus 2020).

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA-Community Transit has named the newest recipients of its Million Mile Driver
Award: David Gibson, who reached
two million miles of safe driving over
28 years, and Joe Kellen, one million
miles during an 18-year career. A million
miles of driving is the equivalent length
of running more than 38,000 marathons.



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