Washington, D.C. - Amtrak announced William Flynn as its next chief executive officer (CEO) and president on March 2. He will succeed Richard Anderson on April 15. Anderson will remain with Amtrak through the end of the year. Flynn most recently served 13 years as president and CEO and board chairman with a global air freight, military charter, and passenger charter company.
New York - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has named Sarah Feinberg, chair of the MTA Transit Committee chair and former administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, as interim president of New York City Transit, effective March 9. Feinberg previously served as chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Florida - The Miami City Commission unanimously approved Arthur "Art" Noriega as city manager. Noriega most recently served as chief executive officer of the Miami Parking Authority. Prior to that role, he was vice president of a consulting firm.
Illinois - Bureau-Putnam Area Rural Transit (BPART) recently named Amber Biddix as director of transportation. Biddix previously served as director of transportation for a company that serves as lead provider and administrator of the BPART system.
Arizona - The Mohave County Airport Authority selected Kellen Shireman as the assistant airport director at Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport. Shireman most recently served as an airport operations supervisor at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
Missouri - University of Missouri (MU) System and University of Missouri-Columbia officials announced that Richard Barohn, vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas Medical Center, has been named executive vice chancellor for health affairs for MU. Barohn was chair of the Department of Neurology for 16 years at the University of Kansas Medical Center and served as vice chancellor for research and president of the Research Institute.