Jorge Figueredo a well known figure in the toll industry is now Atkins' tolls business sector manager responsible for the company’s "transportation, tolling and user-financed initiatives" in North America. He was chosen for the job after what the company calls an international search.
Stacia ('Stacey') Ritter, a semior state house staffer for several years is the new director of government affairs at the Pennsylvania Turnpike, her appointment being announced today. She moves into a position made vacant by Craig Shuey, when he was promoted to chief operating officer of the Turnpike early this year.
Former US secretary of transportation Rodney Slater has been appointed to the board of directors of WS Atkins plc, the international engineering firm. They call him a 'non-executive director' apparently meaning he has no line responsibilities but is available for advice and gets to vote on matters brought to the board.
Although only 40, Joe Orlando seems to have been at the New Jersey Turnpike forever. Now he has joined the "marketing/communications" firm Winning Strategies in Newark as a VP.
Mark Tomlinson, director of the Texas Turnpike Authority division of TxDOT is retiring Aug 31 after three years in the position and 29 years at TxDOT.
An engineer he previously spent 12 years as TxDOT District Engineer in Amarillo, and before that 14 years in San Angelo.
Marc Lemon a specialist in transportation law and PPPs, and former chief counsel at the Federal Highway Administration in the Bush administration has been recruited to work at the Washington DC law firm McKenna Long & Aldridge.
Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, a former executive director at the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is the new chief executive at Florida's Turnpike Enterprise. She was chief of staff, then deputy executive director in New Jersey before getting the top job there in 2008. She's been gone from the NJ Pike for just on a year.
Alan P Allegretto is the new head of tolls at ACS, taking the position previously held by Ken Philmus. Philmus continues at ACS but not in a day to day management role. He has held the position formally "Senior Vice President and Managing Director Transportation Systems and Services" - that is mostly toll industry work - at ACS since December 2008.
An old mailman will be running the Dulles Toll Road shortly - John 'Jack' Potter who until recently headed up the US Postal Service. As the new chief executive of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Potter will be in charge of two of the three DC area airports (Reagan Nation and Washington Dulles) as well as the Dulles Toll Road and construction of a Dulles Metrorail line based on the Toll Road revenues.
Klaus Schierhackl is the new president of ASECAP, the European association of toll road operators. He was formally elected 29 May at the ASECAP annual congress. Schierhackl, 43, is chief financial officer at ASFINAG, the Austrian Motorway and Expressway Network Operator.