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EMBARK and its various partners run the day-to-day under leadership of the Administrator and is governed by the Central Oklahoma Transportation & Parking Authority (COTPA) Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees
Executive Leadership Team
Division Staff

Board of Trustees

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Bernard Semtner


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Meg McElhaney

Vice Chairperson

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Chris Kauffman


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Brent Bryant


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James Cooper


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Robert Ruiz


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Craig Freeman

City Manager / Trustee

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Laura Johnson

Surrogate Trustee

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David Holt

Mayor / Trustee

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Steve Hill

Surrogate Trustee

Executive Leadership Team

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.

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Jason Ferbrache (pronounced Fair-brush)

Director of Public Transportation & Parking and City of Oklahoma City Assistant City Manger

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Jesse Rush

Assistant Director of Operations

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Suzanne Wickenkamp

Assistant Director of Administration

Division Staff

From our frontline transit professions to our administration and customer service representatives, from our planners and project managers to mechanics, EMBARK is team working together to provide safe and reliable transit service for Central Oklahoman residents. Staff is listed alphabetically below.

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Kharlie Barnaby

Chief of Bus Operations

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Cody Boyd

Community Engagement Officer

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Whitney Broesel

Purchasing Specialist

Dr. Marilyn Dillon

Mobility Management Administrator/ADA Coordinator

Delano Fisher

Streetcar Operations Manager

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Jimmy Friend

Security Specialist

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Eugene Fritz

Chief Safety Officer

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Dennis Fry

Facility & Fleet Manager

Christopher Hall

Assistant Municipal Counselor

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Lamar Hammon

Norman Operations Specialist

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Christina Hankins

Assistant Finance Director

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Business Manager

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Cory Hubert

Parking Manager

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Financial Services Manager

Headshot of Planning Manager Chip Nolen on blue background.
Chip Nolen

Scheduling & Short Range Planning Manager

Armando Reyes

Business Development & Public Affairs Manager


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Byron Richmond

Training & Safety Specialist

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Michael Scroggins

Business Systems Manager

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Mike Shaw

Human Resources Manager

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Kristen Torkelson

Senior Project Manager

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Josh Vaught

Spokies Manager

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