SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RAILWAY PLAZA ASSOCIATION - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

September 7, 2016

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

RAILWAY PLAZA ASSOCIATION

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SCRPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The SCRPA is administered by a Board of Directors that includes people knowledgeable in railroad operations, organization administration, public affairs, nonprofit organizations, and various technical specialties. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

HAROLD BENASH, President
            Civil engineering consultant; extensive experience in construction management and public works construction; expert in rail modeling and railroad operations.

R. DENNIS WHITE, Vice President
            Expert in national rail history; rail equipment and operations; rail transportation services; air and sea transportation and equipment; Sustaining Member, Orange County Symphony.

ROBERT FREEMAN, Treasurer
            An accounting and finance professional with Fortune 500 experience in the environmental waste, medical and food and beverage industries.

MARY PROCTOR, Secretary
            Recently retired from State Compensation Insurance Fund after 26 years of service as a claims adjuster and supervisor.

MEMBERS:

ALLISON BENASH, Director
            More than 25 years of marketing and sales experience in the telecommunications and software industries. Avid golfer who enjoys planning and playing in charity golf tournaments.

GEORGE H. ENGELAGE IV, Director
            Owner, Coast Rail Services, Inc., a rail operations and services business; locomotive, passenger, and freight operations; knowledgeable in train movements and requirements; close relationships to all levels of BNSF and Union Pacific operations and management.

WENDELL HANKS, Director
            A longtime professor of Speech Communications at Cerritos College, who has been an active volunteer with our Railroad Operations Committee restoration team.

DENIS HERGENRETER, Director
           Senior software engineer for an insurance software company; Cal State University, Fullerton graduate; life-long railfan and classic car enthusiast.

DONNA JOHNSON, Director
            Twenty-five years in journalism as reporter and editor with major Southern California newspapers; adjunct faculty of the North Orange County Community College District, graduate degree in museum studies/journalism (CSULB).

DAVID NORRIS, Director
           Is a lifelong railfan and has been a participant in Railroad Days since its inception and is an active member of Railroad Operations Committee, volunteers with the History & Modeling Committee.

STUART G. PROCTOR, Director
            A Fullerton resident and an employee at Boeing Inc. (formerly McDonnell Douglas Aerospace) in Huntington Beach since 1980, working as a calibration technician. Previously served in the U.S. Army from 1967-1970, following graduation from Lakewood High School. He also attended Long Beach City College.

VANESSA Y. SANCHEZ, Director
           Has been a Railroad Days volunteer and is employed in the health insurance industry.

JEFF SCHULZE, Director and Railroad Days Chairman
            Owner of model train business; nineteen years’ experience in retail sales and management; lifelong railroad modeler and collector; decorated combat veteran.         

KAREN SIBREL, Director
            Born and raised in Southern California; currently attending California State University, Fullerton, to earn her Business Administration degree.

MICHAEL VITALE, Director
            Manager of software development for major entertainment industry business; experience with nonprofit accounting; owner of locomotives and rolling stock.

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