NJ.com-- Management changes continued at NJ Transit on Wednesday, when the agency named two Christie administration officials as deputy executive director and chief financial officer.
Amy Herbold, who was senior counsel in the Governor's Authorities Unit, takes over as deputy executive director from Neil Yellin, who retired from the post on Friday. She will earn a salary of $190,000, said Dennis Martin, Interim Executive director.
Before joining the state, Herbold had been with the law firm of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer. Members of the Authorities Unit sit on NJ Transit's board.
"Amy has worked closely with former executive directors and senior staff," said Richard Hammer, acting state transportation commissioner.
Michael J. Lihvarcik was appointed Chief Financial Officer, replacing Kathleen Sharman, who left in November to take a job as finance director for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.
Lihvarcik was a special assistant to the state treasurer, but had served previously at NJ Transit as acting CFO and senior director of budget and financial operations compliance. He will earn $180,000, Martin said.
Also, 37 year agency veteran Joyce J. Zuczek was named board secretary, after she served for five years as acting secretary. Zuczek joined NJ Transit when the agency was created in 1979, holding various management and administrative jobs.