MetroPool Elects New Board Chair, Members at Fall Meeting

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MetroPool, Inc. (http://www.metropool.com) today announced changes to its Board of Directors, including the election of Paul Scribano as chairman of the Board. Mr. Scribano also serves as chair of MetroPoolÂ?s executive committee.

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MetroPool, Inc. today announced changes to its Board of Directors, including the election of Paul Scribano as chairman of the Board. Mr. Scribano also serves as chair of MetroPool’s executive committee.

Mr. Scribano is vice president of finance and administration for the Care Management Technologies division of Comprehensive NeuroScience, Inc., in White Plains, NY. Comprehensive NeuroScience, Inc. provides products and services that enhance the efficiencies of knowledge development and clinical care in neuro-psychopharmacology and related areas. The Care Management Technology division is a disease management company that improves the quality of care for people with serious mental illness while simultaneously reducing costs through the development and delivery of advanced clinical solutions. He was previously director of finance, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., and had held other corporate finance positions at Hyperion Solutions, Arthur Andersen, Career Education Corp., Modem Media Advertising and Major League Marketing.

Mr. Scribano succeeded Marc Pearlin, a MetroPool board member since 1998, who continues as past chair and executive committee member. Mr. Pearlin is vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for TAL International Group, Inc., a container leasing company with more than $1 billion in assets, based in Purchase, NY.

MetroPool also recently elected the following executive committee members: Allan Page, principal, A. Page & Associates LLC -- an energy consultancy, as vice chair and chair of the governance committee; Diane Fox, Town of Greenwich/town planner and member of the Southwest Regional Planning Agency, as secretary; and David Yarmoff, senior vice president of operations, The Switch Beverage Company, as chair of the administrative committee. Continuing executive committee members are: Steven LaRochelle, Director of Real Estate -- Regional COO Office, UBS AG, as treasurer as well as chair of the audit committee; and John Lyons, MetroPool president and CEO.

The following executives also were elected to the Board of Directors:

Kerry Flynn Barrett is vice president of human resources for Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, NY. A seasoned healthcare professional, she has been a human resources professional in healthcare for the past 16 years. She is president of the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association Healthcare Human Resource Association (AHHRA). Ms. Flynn Barrett is also a member of the New York City regional chapter of AHHRA, the Society of Human Resource Management, the Westchester Business Council Human Resource Forum, and the Hospital Association of New York Human Resources Statewide Council.

Jack DiGirolamo is senior project manager for C.W. Brown, Inc., a general contracting and construction management service provider to the telecommunications, banking, healthcare and renovations industries in Thornwood, NY. With more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Mr. DiGirolamo serves as an advisor to the company’s board of directors and is a member of the facilities committee for Green Chimneys School, a school for disadvantaged children in Brewster, N.Y. He also serves as a building and facilities member for the North Salem School District; a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association in Westchester County, and the Business Council of Westchester.

Michael J. Marx is site operations manager - Westchester Region for IBM, responsible for operations of its corporate facilities in New York. Previously, he managed the facilities and site operations for IBM’s semiconductor facilities in Burlington, Vermont and Fishkill, NY. He joined IBM in 1979. Mr. Marx holds a Bachelor’s Degree in architecture from the University of Cincinnati, and a Master’s Degree in civil engineering from the University of Vermont. He also is licensed to practice architecture.

Trevor John Wigmore is facilities and mobilization manager, North America, for the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). He is responsible for overview of the design of operational aspects of the RBS Stamford building to ensure efficiency and cost effectiveness, and for managing all services and vendors for RBS facilities and procurement strategy for North America. A native of England, Mr. Wigmore has worked as a facilities/project manager in major British financial services organizations including Midland Bank. In 1990, he joined RBS’ property department, responsible for the London City head office properties, and advanced during the past 15 years through facilities management positions with increasing levels of responsibility.

Other recently elected members of the Board of Directors include:

Michelle Land, J.D., director of the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges and Universities -- an association of 47 higher education institutions created to help shape the regional and global environment through collaboration, education, and research. Ms. Land is also program coordinator for Pace University’s Academy for the Environment located at Pace Law School. She is an adjunct professor of environmental policy at Pace University, New York University and SUNY Purchase College.

Dr. Michael E. Smith, FACS, vice president of surgical line service and chairman of the department of surgery at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT. He brings extensive hospital and medical experience to his position, developed from work in several areas of the country including California and Florida.

Michael Leahy, senior director, business analysis for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, White Plains, NY – one of the world's largest hotel and leisure companies, which he joined in 2000. Previously, he served as an analyst with IBM Global Services and held other financial positions at Lee’s Keystone and United Parcel Service.

Doug McGrath, director of general services, New York Presbyterian Hospital, White Plains, where he has been employed for 33 years. He has supervisory responsibilities for communications, transportation, plant operations, food services, building services, and the mailroom, overseeing the hospital’s capital expenditures of more than $4 million.

Phyllis Tumminia, vice president, employee relations in the human resources department of New York Life, New York, NY. She oversees all employee discipline activity; discrimination and harassment investigations; job elimination, relocation and work/life programs, and the design of human resources-related policies.

About MetroPool

Serving both the New York State and Connecticut Departments of Transportation, MetroPool, Inc. is the area’s leading commuter transportation company. MetroPool’s mission is to deliver transportation demand management solutions to improve mobility and ease the movement of people, improving workforce effectiveness, economic well being and quality of life. For more information, visit http://www.metropool.com or contact MetroPool at (800) 346-3743.

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