People in the News – February 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Updates about people working in the transportation and road-related industries.

  • The Honourable Kathryn McGarry has been appointed Minister of Transportation of Ontario. Steven Del Duca becomes Minister of Economic Development and Growth. 
  • At Highways and Infrastructure Saskatchewan, Penelope Popp has taken on the role of Assistant Deputy Minister for the Design and Construction Division. Miranda Carlberg is now Executive Director of the Planning and Policy Division.  
  • The Canadian Urban Transit Association’s (CUTA) President and CEO, Patrick Leclerc, has announced he has accepted a new position with STO (Société de transport de l’Outaouais) as director responsible for planning, strategic development, communications, marketing and customer focus. Wendy Reuter is now Acting President and CEO.
  • Allan Nixon and Mike Johnson, both formerly with Yukon Highways and Public Works, are now working for Borealis Group as independent strategic advisors. The new consulting firm, based in Whitehorse, offers services in advocacy, business planning and development, consultation and negotiation, issue/crisis management and communications, project analysis, development and delivery, policy analysis and development, procurement strategies and analysis, and strategic and tactical planning.
  • Michael Bailey has joined StreetLight Data as Director, Strategic Accounts for Canada, based in Markham.  He previously spent 21 years at HERE Technologies and 18 years at PEI Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy. Founded in 2011, StreetLight Data specializes in transportation planning and traffic analytics and aims to transform urban planning, transportation infrastructure design, business, and research with the power of data.
  • Gord Cebryk, Branch Manager, Parks and Roads Services, City Operations at the City of Edmonton will represent the City on the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Chief Engineers’ Council (CEC). Gord replaces Barry Belcourt, Regional Services Manager, Regional and Economic Development Department who spent over 8 years on the CEC. 
  • Mitch Alderman has been named Vice-President, North America – West of Network Rail Consulting, a wholly owned subsidiary of Network Rail.