Sandy Bushue, former acting and deputy administrator of the Federal Transit Administration, is leading the new Washington, D.C., office for national rail and transit firm Quandel Consultants. Bushue, who also has served as deputy director of the Congressional National Commission on Intermodal Transportation, has more than 25 years of experience in entrepreneurship, business development and government affairs.
Robert G. Ruggieri was named partner in Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman’s government contracting group. The law firm represents government contractors, corporate clients, mid-size privately held businesses and construction-related companies. Based in the firm’s Philadelphia office, Ruggieri’s practice focuses on government contracts, procurement and construction.
Hiten Patel, former Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority deputy chief for construction and design, joined design and engineering firm Stantec’s transportation team as principal and program manager in the firm’s Laurel, Md., office. Patel will focus on managing Stantec’s transportation and transit practices across the region. At WMATA, Patel managed development and implementation of a comprehensive 20-year, $8-billion infrastructure renewal program to enhance the safety and efficiency of the aging system.
Francisco Waltersdorfer joined Stantec as a senior associate working in the commercial and mixed-use sectors, and Brad King was named principal in the firm’s commercial practice, focusing on Washington, D.C.-based commercial projects. Thomas Brady joined Stantec as a senior project designer and business development manager.
The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) has promoted three long-time employees, including Emily Sanford Fisher to general counsel and corporate secretary. Fisher, who joined EEI in 2008 and was its vice president of law and corporate secretary, is responsible for energy and environmental regulation and related litigation. Richard F. McMahon was promoted to senior vice president for energy supply and finance. McMahon had served as EEI’s director of competitive strategies and policy. Jim Owen, who joined EEI in 1996, was promoted to vice president, membership and meeting services from executive director of membership and meeting services, a post he had held since 2012.
Julia Siple rejoined Quinn Evans Architects as a senior associate and director of sustainability. She oversees building performance, operational performance, resource efficiency, resiliency, environment and health, and equity of places and communities. Previously, she was senior manager of the American Institute of Architects’ sustainable knowledge and practice area.
Christopher LeRose joined Modjeski and Masters Inc. as a senior engineer of highways in the firm’s Charleston, W.Va., office. LeRose previously worked for the West Virginia Dept. of Highways (which is part of W.Va. Dept. of Transportation), where he spent three years in the traffic engineering design section.