EMBARK's Leadership Team consists of the Director/Administrator, two Assistant Directors and the executive managers of the agency’s divisions.
The team works together for the delivery of safe and reliable transportation and parking services. Executive managers are accountable for the performance of their employees, their budgets and, ultimately, their division’s role in the overall performance of the agency.
|Jason Ferbrache, Director/Administrator
Jason Ferbrache (pronounced Fair-brush) was appointed Administrator of the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA) and Director of the City of Oklahoma City’s Public Transportation and Parking Department in February, 2014.
Ferbrache earned a bachelor’s degree and Master's in Business Administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. He is a member of National Center for Civic Innovation's Government Trailblazer program and tutors reading to Oklahoma City Public School children.
|Jesse Rush, Assistant Director - Operations
Jesse joined the City of Oklahoma City in 2014 as a Project Manager in the Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS) department. In 2016, Jesse transitioned to the operations side of the OKC Streetcar joining the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA, dba EMBARK), to become the City’s first Streetcar Manager.
Because of Jesse’s success as the OKC Streetcar Manager, he was also named as the project manager for Oklahoma City’s new Bus Rapid Transit project, currently in preliminary design, and set to open in 2023. As Assistant Director of Operations Jesse provides oversight of all transportation modes as well as fleet and facilities maintenance.
|Suzanne Wickenkamp, Assistant Director - Administration
Suzanne began her career in public service in 2015 with the City of Oklahoma City in the Office of Management and Budget as a Management and Budget Analyst. Suzanne promoted to a Management Specialist in the City’s Public Information Department in 2016 where she led the department’s Administrative functions and supervised an operations section. In 2018, she was promoted to the Administrative Services Manager role at EMBARK where she successfully led the work of various administrative divisions and EMBARK’s mobility management program, was responsible for overseeing agenda management for two different boards and led labor relations.
As Assistant Director of Administration Suzanne oversees areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Strategic Planning and board support for both the COTPA Trust and Regional Transit Authority (RTA).
|Senior Leadership Team|
|Mobility Management Administrator||Contact Marilyn|
|Security Specialist||Contact Jimmy|
|Chief Safety Officer||Contact Eugene|
|Facility & Fleet Manager||Contact Dennis|
|Hailey Rawson||Legal Counsel||Contact Hailey|
|Cory Hubert||Parking Manager||Contact Cory|
|Chip Nolen||Scheduling & Short Range Planning Manager||Contact Chip|
|Lee Rushing||Finance Manager||Contact Lee|
|Michael Scroggins||Marketing & IT Manager||Contact Michael|
|Michael Shaw||Human Resources Manager||Contact Michael|
|Kristen Torkelson||Customer & Community Engagment Manager|
|Dan McKeehan||Operations Manager|
|Lisa Hubbell||Trust Specialist|