The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority in Cincinnati has announced Terry Garcia Crews as Metro's chief executive officer and general manager, effective July 1, 2011. Garcia Crews joined Metro on an interim basis last November. She was previously general manager and president for Star Tran Inc.
BAE Systems has named Ed Gallagher as Northeast regional sales manager for its HybriDrive hybrid electric propulsion system. In this position, Gallagher is responsible for HybriDrive series system sales in the Northeast portion of the United States and Canada – consisting of nine states and three provinces.
Elizabeth Presutti was named the new general manager of the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority by the DART Commissioners. Presutti, who has more than 12 years of transit industry experience, has been the chief development officer at DART since 2008. Presutti replaces General Manager Brad Miller, who is taking over as the chief executive officer of the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority.
Amtrak announces that Jeffrey E. Geary is joining America's Railroads as vice president of operations to provide leadership and oversight of the transportation, engineering and mechanical departments. Geary most recently served as vice president and chief operating officer of the Florida East Coast Railroad and Highway Trucking Services.
John Peck was appointed regional vice president of the farwest region for First Transit. He will be taking over for current Regional Vice President Alvin Zaharko, who will be retiring. Peck will oversee the operations of First Transit locations throughout the western Canada and be responsible for directing the Transit Contracting division in his region.
The board of directors of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) named Debra A. Johnson as acting executive director/CEO of the SFMTA, replacing Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. who leaves the agency this week.