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People On The Move
Knueppel, P.E., has
joined engineering firm
KCI Technologies Inc.
as corporate transit
practice leader, to start
in January. He will be
responsible for expansion of KCI's planning, Knueppel
engineering and construction services for bus and rail transit.
Previously, Knueppel served for more
than three decades at the Southeastern
Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
(SEPTA), rising to the position of general
manager. Under his leadership, SEPTA
was the first on the east coast to implement PTC on an entire commuter rail
network. Knueppel developed a stimulus program that led to 32 individual
improvement projects and supported
the passing of Pennsylvania Act 89 to
increase the funding for a multitude of
transportation projects throughout the
For APTA, Knueppel is a member of
the Board of Directors; serves as chair
of the Commuter Rail Committee, Commuter Rail CEOs and Commuter Rail
PTC subcommittees; and as a member
of numerous other committees.

DENVER-Doug Allen has joined
Denver Transit Partners as its chief executive officer. He will
lead the firm's efforts
as concessionaire to
manage and deliver
the operations and
maintenance of three
rail lines in Denver for
the Regional Transportation District.
Most recently, Allen spent seven
years with Virginia Railway Express in
Alexandria, VA. Earlier he was chief
development officer and interim CEO
of the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Austin, TX, leading the
startup of its commuter rail line. During
a 24-year career with Dallas Area Rapid
Transit, Allen led efforts to secure more
than $1 billion from FTA and to build
and expand DART's light rail system.
He also oversaw Trinity Railway Express
commuter rail.
For APTA, Allen served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors;
as chair of the Commuter Rail and the
Planning, Policy & Program Development committees; Planning, Policy &
Program Development Steering Committee; Commuter Rail CEOs and Major
Capital Investment Planning subcommittees; and as a member of numerous
other committees.

SAN CARLOS, CA-Julie Mates has
joined the San Mateo County Transportation Authority Board of Directors,
representing the Central Judicial Cities.
She also serves on the Belmont City

SEATTLE-Sound Transit has named
Mary Cummings
chief administrative
She began her
career as an executive with Verizon, then
became an adjunct
professor at Carnegie Cummings
Mellon University. In
2012, Cummings joined Waynesburg
University, a private university near
Pittsburgh, as vice president of student
services. She held several vice president and senior vice president roles
at the university and served as interim
chief financial officer.

FORT WORTH, TX-The Trinity Metro
Board of Directors
announced the election of Jeff Davis
as its chairman, Tito
Rodriguez as vice
chair and Ray Taylor
Davis, chairman of
the Fort Worth Division of Republic Title, joined the Trinity
Metro board in 2013 and was reappointed in 2014. As chair, he succeeds
Scott Mahaffey, who served from
2013-2019. Rodriguez was appointed
to the board in 2015 and also serves on
the North Richland Hills City Council,
where he was mayor
pro tem in 2013-2014.
Taylor joined the
board in 2017.
The board also
welcomed two new
members. Sylvia
Alcala, who sucAlcala
ceeds Mahaffey on
the board, is president and founder of
J Anthony Group, a
consulting and professional services firm.
Stephen Baldwin,
who succeeds Jeff
King, retired from
Oncor Electric after
43 years of service.

PHOENIX-The city of Phoenix
Public Transit Department has named
Sara Kotecki BRT administrator and
Shelley Reimann as transit compliance administrator.
Kotecki spent 22 years in various
positions with the city's Street Transportation Department. Reimann worked
for the city as an internal auditor before
joining the Public Transit Department.



PEORIA, IL-CityLink announced the
promotion of Steve
Green to director
of maintenance and
the hiring of Jamie
Arbogast as director
of procurement.
Green is a U.S.
veteran and a
27-year veteran of the
Peoria Police Department. He became
a CityLink security
officer in 2008 and
became the agency's
director of safety
and security in 2015
following his retirement from the police
Arbogast previously worked at CityLink, in the finance
department, from 2011-2016.

MONROVIA, CA-The Foothill Gold
Line Construction Authority Board of
Directors voted unanimously to re-elect
Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval as chair
and La Verne Council Member Robin
Carder as vice chair.

Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) has
named its slate of officers for 2020
and the appointment of a new board
Belleair Bluffs Commissioner Joe
Barkley will chair the PSTA board, with
Pinellas County Commissioner Pat
Gerard as vice chair; Gina Driscoll,
St. Petersburg, secretary-treasurer;
Dan Saracki, Oldsmar, at-large executive committee member; and Pinellas
County Commissioner Janet Long,
past chair.
Pinellas County Commissioner Ken
Welch, who previously served on the
board from 2006-2016 and as its chair
for two years, has returned to the
board. He succeeds David Eggers.

has been appointed
chief financial officer
of Siemens USA while
retaining her current position as CFO
with Siemens Mobility North America.
In her new position,
where she succeeds
38-year Siemens employee Heribert
Stumpf, she will oversee the finance
organization for Siemens USA, which
includes Smart Infrastructure, Digital
Industries and Siemens Mobility. Smith
has worked for Siemens for more than
22 years.

NEW YORK CITY-The Metropolitan
Transportation Authority has named
Mario Péloquin chief operating officer. He is a senior executive with more

than 30 years of expertise in the public
transportation industry, most recently as
a senior vice president at SNC-Lavalin
and earlier as president and CEO of
Thales Transport & Security Inc. Péloquin also has worked for Nova Bus,
Siemens and AECOM.

JACKSONVILLE, FL-The Jacksonville Transportation
Authority Board of
Directors has elected
Kevin J. Holzendorf
to a second term
as its chair and Ari
Jolly will remain as
vice chair. Debbie
Buckland was
selected as board
secretary and Ray
Driver as board
Holzendorf, a
member of the APTA
Executive Committee
and numerous APTA
committees, was originally appointed to the
JTA board in 2013 and
reappointed in 2017.
He is an account
manager at CISCO
Systems Inc.
Jolly has served on
the board since 2015.
She is senior assistant
general counsel at Florida Blue.
Buckland and Driver both joined
the board in 2019.
Buckland is market
president for BB&T,
now known as Truist Financial Corp.
Driver is a founding
partner of Driver,
McAfee, Hawthorne & Driver

director of government affairs for the
San Francisco Municipal Transportation
Agency, has been elected chair of the
California Transit Association Executive
Committee for 2019-2021, succeeding Carl Sedoryk, general manager/
chief executive officer for MontereySalinas Transit. Karen King, CEO of
the Golden Empire Transit District in
Bakersfield, was named vice chair.

CLEVELAND-The Cuyahoga County
Mayors and City Managers Association and the city of Cleveland have
appointed members to the Board of
Trustees of the Greater Cleveland
Regional Transit Authority. Shaker
Heights Mayor David E. Weiss was
elected to fill the term previously held
by Mayor Georgine Welo of South
Euclid and the Cleveland City Council
approved the appointment of Luz N.
Pellot to fill the empty seat vacated by
Kelley Britt.

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