Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has hired Raj Srinath as Chief Financial Officer and Patricia M. Lucek as Assistant General Manager of Labor and Employee Relations, a newly created position. Additionally, Cando Rail Services has promoted Steve Bromley to the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer.
Srinath joins MARTA from Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in California, where he was Deputy General Manager and CFO. He served previously in the financial departments of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Amtrak and US Airways.
Lucek served previously as Director of Labor Relations for Areas USA, a food, beverage and retail services provider in the travel and hospitality industry. She has managed collective bargaining agreements and contract negotiations for large companies such as Macy’s and IKEA, as well as Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).
“Raj Srinath and Patricia Lucek bring decades of experience to MARTA, with much of that being in the transportation industry which has unique financial and union negotiating needs,” GM/CEO Jeffrey Parker said. “We’ve got some hard work in front of us as the transit industry recovers from the impacts of the pandemic and I look forward to working closely with these new members of the team to ensure our financial house remains in order and that our essential frontline employees are protected and supported.”
Bromley served previously as Vice President Commercial and Service Delivery at Cando, which provides industrial switching, material handling, logistics, terminal and transload services, engineering and track services, railcar storage, locomotive and railcar mechanical services, and short line operations across North America. He now leads the infrastructure development, service delivery and business development functions. Before joining the company in 2013, Bromley was an executive at Canadian Pacific.
“Steve has been instrumental in growing our rail services offering while ensuring that we service our clients in a safe and profitable manner,” President and CEO Brian Cornic said. “His new role allows us to continue providing the high level of rail service and safety we are known for, while also expanding our rail terminal network.”