EMBARK has named Suzanne Wickenkamp assistant director of administration and Jesse Rush assistant director of operations.
“Jesse and Suzanne are dedicated public servants with expertise constructing strategic partnerships. They are identified for his or her private management qualities and have confirmed they’re prepared to assist lead EMBARK ahead,” stated Jason Ferbrache, EMBARK administrator and director of Public Transportation and Parking for the Metropolis of Oklahoma Metropolis.
Most just lately, the 2 served on EMBARK’s Senior Management staff. Wickenkamp started her profession with EMBARK in 2018 as the executive companies supervisor after three years with the Metropolis of Oklahoma Metropolis, working within the Workplace of Administration and Price range and the Public Info Division. Throughout her time with EMBARK, she efficiently led the work of assorted administrative groups together with human assets, finance, quick/lengthy vary planning, mobility administration, strategic planning and board agenda administration. She’s going to function EMBARK’s assistant director of administration, persevering with to direct all administrative capabilities for the group.
“I’m grateful for the alternative to serve Oklahoma Metropolis and the encompassing communities,” stated Wickenkamp. “EMBARK is a resilient group with devoted staff. I stay up for working with every of them to develop forward-thinking, customer-focused mobility companies.”
Rush began with the Metropolis of Oklahoma Metropolis in 2014 as a venture supervisor for MAPS. As venture supervisor for the OKC Streetcar, he managed the design and development of the streetcar’s route alignment, storage and upkeep facility and was concerned in securing car procurement contracts. He joined EMBARK in 2016, seeing the OKC Streetcar venture by to completion in late 2018 and served as the primary supervisor of the service. He now will function EMBARK’s assistant director of operations for all service traces – bus, ferry, bike share, streetcar and fleet and facility upkeep.
“Working for our metropolis’s transit company gives a way of success that’s unmatched, and it drives me to supply my greatest on daily basis,” stated Rush. “Transit companies are very important public infrastructure that opens doorways of alternative for residents and the neighborhood. I stay up for working alongside our staff and boards to proceed EMBARK’s success and additional remodel public transportation in central Oklahoma.”
“Assist for contemporary transportation options continues to be an vital problem all through the Oklahoma Metropolis metro. By deepening our management bench, EMBARK might be higher positioned to strengthen our household of companies and improve our buyer expertise,” added Ferbrache. “The staff we now have assembled is crafted and wanting to transfer EMBARK into a brand new period of public transit, a future that features a Bus Fast Transit system and plenty of service and operational enhancements by MAPS four.”
Rush and Wickenkamp moved into their new roles on Dec. 25, 2020.