Our People

With 30 years of industry experience, TRA offers unparalleled expertise and a comprehensive understanding of the unique challenges faced by our clients. You can count on our dynamic consulting team to provide the technical expertise and logistical capacity to provide practical, customized solutions.

KENNETH KORACH
President & CEO
Kenneth Korach has been responsible for the company’s strategy, direction and overall service offering since TRA's inception. He has over 40 years’ experience in transport management, safety and performance assessments, and regulatory analysis.
BRENDA B. KORACH
General Counsel
Brenda Korach serves as TRA’s General Counsel. She has over 30 years of experience in corporate law, contracts, and intellectual property.
CHIARE VERNON
Senior Consultant
Chiare Vernon leverages her expertise in transit security, safety, operations, and maintenance to provide technical, programmatic, and analytic input. She assists in state safety oversight program management of rail transit agencies.
APRIL DORCAK
Managing Engineer
April Dorcak is an industrial engineer with fifteen years of experience with project coordination and oversight, data analysis, and process improvement. She currently supports state safety oversight activities for Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
STEPHEN H. FRAZIER
Vice President
Steve’s background and expertise is rail and bus safety and security, specializing in state and federal regulation oversight, operational safety, roadway worker protection, and security and emergency preparedness.
DANIEL T. HAUBER
Vice President
Daniel Hauber specializes in transportation safety, security, operations, and maintenance consulting projects. He focuses on operating and maintenance procedures and planning, as well as business process and maintenance condition assessments.
ANNIE MRAZIK
Project Analyist
Annie Mrazik supports numerous state safety oversight, emergency preparedness, and homeland security projects, providing reviews of safety and security plans, analysis of transit data reports, and readiness response assessments.
JAMES E. HILL
Chief of Police (retired)/Vice President
Chief James Hill is responsible for TRA's projects in the areas of security, emergency management, anti-terrorism, and threat vulnerability risk assessment. Jim joined TRA after completing a twenty-five year career in transportation law enforcement.
BRIAN MOLLOT
Project Analyist
Brian Mollot plays a pivotal role in devising pragmatic solutions related to safety, security, emergency preparedness, operations, and maintenance. Before joining TRA, he coordinated transportation services for nearly 200 schools.
KATHLEEN MARTIN
Project Analyst
Kathleen Martin supports numerous state safety oversight projects. Her work includes ensuring agency compliance with state and federal requirements, investigating events, tracking training requirements, and reviewing safety plans.
ROBERT J. KOGAN
Vice President
Robert Kogan has extensive experience guiding clients through a variety of technical consulting projects in transit safety, security, operations, and maintenance. He leads and implements focused and effective safety and security program activities.
SAMUEL S. KORACH
Project Analyst
Samuel Korach provides safety and security oversight support to programs across the country. Sam has coordinated numerous on-site audits, working closely with clients to ensure focused and effective reviews that result in actionable findings.
CHARLES LINDROOTH
Project Analyst
Charles has coordinated on-site audits and works closely with our clients to review accident reports, agency safety documents, and documentation associated with corrective actions.
CHRISTOPHER A. KOZUB
Senior Director
Christopher Kozub manages state safety oversight programs and serves as a subject matter expert on transportation operations, fire/life-safety, and security issues, with over 30 years of experience in safety, emergency response, and training.
WILLIAM J. MATTHEWS
Senior Consultant
William Matthews provides expertise to state safety oversight programs and transit agencies, conducting reviews of transit operational and maintenance safety, safety and security certification assessments, and regulatory compliance audits.
ANTOINETTE MEANS
Office Manager
Antoinette Means manages the TRA headquarters office, coordinating internal administrative processes and office operations.
PATTY PAXSON
Contracts Administrator
Patty Paxson leads internal business processes, including contract management, finance, insurance, and project coordination. She ensures organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and safety through the implementation of proven workflow procedures.
GEORGE R. SABOL
Senior Director, Security and Emergency Preparedness
George Sabol focuses on security and emergency preparedness projects at TRA, including threat and vulnerability assessments, interoperable communications planning, and developing and executing drills and exercises in compliance with DHS standards.
NIA SIMMONDS
Project Analyst
Nia Simmonds is a Project Analyst who brings an engineering background to TRA's state safety oversight and operations and management projects, including PennDOT and the City of Cincinnati.
JOSHU SHIH
Project Manager
Joshu Shih has expertise in transit operations, safety, and security, working with government and public transportation agencies on operations, rule compliance, and training; accident/incident investigation; and corrective action plan support.
ERIK LARSON
Senior Consultant
Erik Larson supports TRA’s safety management, rail and bus transit operations and maintenance program, emergency management, training development and delivery, safety audits, and oversight programs.
CHRISTOPHER E. WALLGREN
Vice President
Christopher Wallgren is a transportation operations expert, leading multidisciplinary teams in conducting comprehensive reviews of operations, maintenance, safety, and security & emergency management, and developing management plans for these areas.
JOHN WEISGERBER, P.E.
Senior Director, Engineering
John Weisgerber is a licensed engineer with extensive experience in rail, including inspecting and testing transit infrastructure. He provides technical expertise for state safety oversight programs, including audits of vehicle maintenance programs.
JAMES S. YOUNG
Project Manager
James Young helps transit agencies and state governments implement and improve safety plans and procedures, rule compliance audits, and accident investigations. He manages the execution of safety reviews for new systems prior to and during operation.