Kathy Liebler

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February 21, 2003



TURNPIKE NAMES NEW ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

HARRISBURG, PA (February 21, 2003) – The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission today announced the appointment of Kevin F. Longenbach as Associate Executive Director.

Longenbach, with the Commission since 1981, has served as its Deputy Chief Counsel for the past 10 years.  He has extensive experience advising the Commission and senior staff on such issues as labor and employment law, public and commercial contracting, litigation management, environmental law and other general corporate matters.

Earlier this month the Commission named Joseph G. Brimmeier of Pittsburgh as the Turnpike’s new Executive Director.  He replaced John T. Durbin who had served in the post since 1995. 

Longenbach is a 1977 graduate of the Dickinson School of Law and a Magna cum laude honors degree graduate from Syracuse University.  He represents the Commission as a member of the policy and legal committees of the E-ZPass Interagency Group (IAG), an association of 20 toll agencies spanning nine states that offer E-ZPass to customers traveling on toll roads, bridges and tunnels in the northeast United States.

“I am honored by the Commission’s show of confidence in appointing me and look forward to working with the Commission, Turnpike employees and partners to meet the transportation challenges which lie ahead.  Our goal continues to be to provide our customers with a safe, reliable and valued highway system,” Longenbach said.

Commission Chairman Mitchell Rubin said, “I have the utmost confidence in Mr. Brimmeier and Mr. Longenbach.  They have the skills, abilities and experience to effectively lead our organization, improving all aspects of Turnpike operations and providing our customers and stakeholders with the highest level of service and safety.”

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