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Leadership

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.


 

Picture of Director/Administrator Jason Ferbrache  Jason Ferbrache, Director/Administrator
Contact Jason

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 began his career with the City of Oklahoma City in 2005 as a Budget Analyst. He was promoted to Management and Budget Specialist in 2007, followed by a promotion to Deputy Budget Director in 2011. He was named Assistant Public Transportation and Parking Director in 2013.

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.

 

Picture of Assistant Director / Jesse Rush  Jesse Rush, Assistant Director - Operations
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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. 

 

Picture of Assistant Director / Suzanne Wickenkamp  Suzanne Wickenkamp, Assistant Director - Administration
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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).

Executive Management Team

Marilyn Dillon

  Mobility Management Administrator   Contact Marilyn

Jimmy Friend

  Security Specialist   Contact Jimmy

Eugene Fritz

  Chief Safety Officer   Contact Eugene

Dennis Fry

  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  

Contact Kristen

Dan McKeehan   Operations Manager  

Contact Dan

 



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