Wave Transit names Marie Parker as new executive director

Nov. 12, 2020
Parker is a seasoned transit manager and will begin her new role in early December.

Marie Parker has been named the new executive director of Wave Transit in Wilmington, N.C., following a special board meeting held Nov. 10 for the Cape Fear Public Transportation Board of Directors.  

Parker currently serves as the general manager of GoRaleigh where she rose through the ranks during her tenure. She started as a financial assistant before moving up to director of finance, director of operations and assistant general manager. She was named general manager in May 2016.

In a LinkedIn post, Parker wrote she was extremely excited to get started in her new post in Wilmington and expressed gratitude for the GoRaleigh team and the “lifetime of experience gained working alongside the talent that makes that system so great.”

Parker will begin at Wave Transit on Dec. 7.

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Mischa Wanek-Libman | Group Editorial Director

Mischa Wanek-Libman serves as editor in chief of Mass Transit magazine and group editorial director of the Infrastructure and Aviation Group at Endeavor Business Media. She is responsible for developing and maintaining the editorial direction of the group and is based in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Wanek-Libman has spent more than 20 years covering transportation issues including construction projects and engineering challenges for various commuter railroads and transit agencies. She has been recognized for editorial excellence through her individual work, as well as for collaborative content. 

She is an active member of the American Public Transportation Association's Marketing and Communications Committee and serves as a Board Observer on the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) Board of Directors.  

She is a graduate of Drake University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a major in magazine journalism and a minor in business management.