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Brian P. Kelly named CEO of High-Speed
As the California High-Speed Rail Authority continues to
move from the planning phase to full construction of the
nation’s first high-speed rail system, the Board of Directors
announced that it selected a new Chief Executive Officer,
Brian P. Kelly, to lead the organization beginning February
1, 2018. Brian has served as Secretary of the California State
Transportation Agency since the Agency was created in 2013.
As Secretary, Kelly oversaw one of the largest portfolios in the
State of California with more than 38,000 employees and a
total budget of more than $18 billion. Prior to his appointment
to the Brown Administration, Kelly was at the center of major
transportation policy decisions in the State for more than two
Christopher Finley Joins AESI as Vice President
Atlantic Environmental Solutions Inc. has announced that Christopher Finley has joined the firm as Vice President.
The appointment underscores a period of strong organizational growth for the Hoboken-based environmental consulting
firm. Christopher brings more than 26 years of diverse industry experience to his new role, including broad-based strategic
environmental liability planning and management applied to complex remediation projects and environmental portfolios in New
Jersey and throughout the United States. Prior to joining AESI, he spent 16 years as founding partner/president of NewFields
Princeton LLC, a nationally recognized firm specializing in data analytics, environmental sciences and permitting, remediation
design, construction and program management, and litigation support. Christopher is a licensed site remediation professional.
Jim Murrett becomes President of Appraisal Institute
James L. Murrett, MAI, SRA, will begin his one-year
term as President of the Appraisal Institute in January.
Murrett has served on the Appraisal Institute’s national
Board of Directors and Strategic Planning Committee
and as chair of the Finance Committee, in addition
to many Chapter roles, including as President of the
Upstate New York Chapter. He also has been Treasurer and a member
of the Board of Directors of the International Center for Valuation
Certification. Murrett is executive managing director, Compliance
& Quality Assurance, at Colliers International Valuation & Advisory
Services. In the coming year, the Appraisal Institute’s officers and
Board of Directors will focus on seeking to modernize the appraisal
regulatory structure, working to halt appraisal waivers, attracting new
appraisers to the profession and focusing on the needs of residential