Page 34-35 - 2012 NJ TRANSIT Annual Report | Moving the Needle One Trip at a Time

Board Chairman
James S. Simpson was sworn in as
Commissioner of the New Jersey
Department of Transportation (NJDOT)
on March 11, 2010. In his capacity
as Commissioner, he also serves as
Chairman of NJ TRANSIT, the New
Jersey Turnpike Authority and the South
Jersey Transportation Authority. Prior to
his appointment as Commissioner of
Transportation, Jim served as Chairman
of both a transportation infrastructure
management company and a corporate relocation company.
In 2005, President George W. Bush nominated him to serve
as Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA),
serving until the end of 2008. Prior to his confirmation, Jim
served briefly as a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of
Transportation. In 2004, Jim was appointed Chairman of
the St. Lawrence Seaway Board at the U.S. Department of
Transportation. Jim worked as a tractor-trailer driver while
attending St. John’s University where he graduated Magna Cum
Laude. He is a David Rockefeller Fellow and is a pilot rated for
Jet Aircraft.
Myron P. Shevell was
appointed to the Board
of Directors in May 1995.
He is Chairman of the
Board and Chief Executive
Officer of New England
Motor Freight (NEMF) and
Chairman of the Shevell
Group — real estate,
trucking and logistics
companies. He also is
Board Chairman of the
New Jersey Motor Truck Association and has worked
in the transportation industry for more than 60 years.
Myron “Mike” Shevell earned an Associate’s
Degree from George Washington University
and a Bachelor’s Degree from New York University.
State Treasurer
Andrew P. Sidamon-Eristoff was sworn in as State Treasurer on March 2, 2010. Prior to that,
Andrew served as Commissioner of the N.Y. State Department of Taxation & Finance, the nation’s
second largest state revenue administration. Andrew previously served as the Department’s Executive
Deputy Commissioner. His public career also includes service as New York City Commissioner of
Finance, a three-time elected member of the New York City Council, and legislative counsel in the
New York State Senate. Prior to entering public service, he was an associate at the law firm of Webster
and Sheffield specializing in federal and state income tax planning and compliance.
Andrew earned a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in politics from Princeton University and juris
doctor degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center. He earned an Advanced
Professional Certificate in Information Technology from New York University.
James C. “Jamie” Finkle is a New Jersey attorney, currently serving as General Counsel for
several New Jersey corporations. Jamie clerked for the Honorable Richard M. Freid J.S.C. in
both Essex County and Passaic County, New Jersey. After completing his clerkship, Jamie joined
CBF Trucking Inc., in Ocean, New Jersey, as General Counsel. He has handled a variety of
logistics-related matters for CBF Trucking Inc., including, but not limited to, government contracts,
compliance with State and Federal regulations and all employee-related matters.
Jamie also serves as General Counsel for Jamie’s Cigar Bar, Allwood Realty and Transport
Leasing. Mr. Finkle graduated from Gettysburg College with a B.A. in Political Science, and
obtained his juris doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Vice Chairman
Bruce M. Meisel is
President and Chief
Executive Officer of
Pascack Community
Bank. He previously
served as Chairman of
the Board of Directors
of Pascack Community
Bank from 2002 through
Prior to 2007,
Bruce was a practicing
attorney concentrating in commercial, real estate
and land use law.
Bruce was the founding attorney of the Westwood
Parking Authority, and the founding managing
member of First Westwood Realty, LLC and
Jefferson Realty Group, LLC, both of which own,
develop and manage commercial real estate in
northern New Jersey. He received a B.A. from
American University and a juris doctor degree from
Cornell Law School. He served a judicial clerkship
with the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1973-1974.
Flora M. Castillo has served on
the Board since 1999. She is Vice
President of Corporate Public Relations
at AmeriHealth Mercy, one of the
nation’s leaders in healthcare solutions
for the underserved. The company is
among the largest organizations of
Medicaid managed care plans and
related businesses in the United States
headquartered in Philadelphia.
She serves on the boards of the
American Public Transportation Association (APTA), American
Public Transportation Foundation, and the Alan M. Voorhees
Transportation Center Advisory Board at Rutgers University.
Flora is a founding member of the New Jersey chapter of
COMTO and serves as a board member. She is the incoming
Chair of (APTA). Flora also is a member of the board for the
National Urban Fellows, Greater Philadelphia Health Action
and Latinas United for Political Empowerment.
Governor’s Alternate Representative
Treasurer’s Representative
Governor’s Representative
Regina M. Egea serves as the Director of the Authorities Unit under Governor Chris Christie.
Prior to that, Regina was Chief of Staff to the State Treasurer. Her responsibilities included general
management of all Treasury operations, including playing a lead role in developing and
implementing the historic pension and benefit reforms that Governor Christie signed into law in
June 2011. Before joining state government in February 2010, Regina was a Senior Vice President
at AT&T where she led its global sales segment marketing team. Regina also led other AT&T
teams, including business strategy development, product management, core Network Operations,
Human Resources leadership and executive succession planning. In local government, Regina
served as a Harding Township Committee member — including two years as Deputy Mayor —
and as a Harding Board of Education member.
Regina earned an M.B.A. in Marketing from Fordham University and a B.A. from Montclair State University. She also completed
the International Executive Program at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.