Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission has selected Joseph J Resta as their new executive director. Resta, 52, comes from five years (2007 to 2012) managing a convention center expansion in Philadelphia, and was a deputy secretary in the state's Department of Government Services before that (2005 to 2007.) Earlier jobs were with Alta Management LLC in Philadelphia, a deputy director n the capital program office of the City of Philadelphia (1996 to 2000.)
Bart R Mueller executive director of the South Jersey Transportation Authority has announced his departure as of July 1. Mueller has been head of the SJTA - which operates the Atlantic City Expressway - since 2007, and before that worked for four years managing the pike's E-ZPass.
Orlando Toll (formally OOCEA) has posted a notice that it is seeking an Interim Executive Director to run the agency for about three to six months. They say the candidate must have a B. degree from a university and a minimum of eight to ten years senior level management experience. Plus a valid state drivers license.
The Ohio Turnpike has a new chief executive. Richard Hodges, 48 currently a lobbyist for the state workers compensation bureau was approved for the position of executive director in a four to zero vote of the state Turnpike Commission at a special meeting today. Like George Distel his predecessor Hodges is a former politician who had seven years in the state House. But unlike Distel a Democrat, Hodges is a Republican.
Gerry Carrigan is the new executive director at North Texas Tollway Authority in Dallas, the NTTA board making the appointment today, after accepting the resignation of his predecessor Allen Clemson.
Local reports are that Allen Clemson's position as executive director (ED) at North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) is shaky. If he is pushed out he would join a couple of other of short lived EDs - Jorge Figueredo (2007-2009), Allan Rutter (2005-2007).
NTTA has also had a high turnover of other senior staff including legal officers and public information officers.
Diane Scaccetti, executive director of the New Jersey Turnpike is retiring at the end of August and will be replaced by Veronique Hakim, presently a senior VP at Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York City.
Illinois State Toll Highway Administration, commonly known as the Illinois Tollway, is conducting a recruitment for a new executive-director (ED). Applications and resumes are being accepted Feb 8 through 24. The past couple of years have been tumultuous at the Tollway following the impeachment and removal from office of the state governor Rod Blagojevich. (CORRECTION)
Illinois Tollway executive-director Jeffrey Dailey resigned Wednesday (Dec 17) after just four weeks in the job, part of the fallout from the dramatic arrest of the state Governor Rod Blagojevich on federal corruption charges.
After less than a year and a half as executive director of North Texas Tollway Authority, Jorge Figueredo has resigned, effective immediately. There's no public hint of any job-related cause for the separation. Figueredo is quoted as explaining to the board of directors: "The difficulties of being separated from my family in Florida have been more of a burden than I ever anticipated."