The Cumberland County Commissioners appointed Al Bienstock to fill the remaining term of Mike Clapsadl’s seat on the Capital Area Transit Board of Directors.
Bienstock, president of the Hampden Township Board of Commissioners, will serve out the last year of Clapsadl’s term, which runs through the end of 2019, according to a news release from the county. Bienstock, along with attorney Scott Wyland, are Cumberland County’s two representatives on the CAT Board.
“Al is the perfect choice for this position with his abundance of private and public sector experience,” said Vince DiFilippo, chairman of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners. “We are grateful for Mike’s service, and wish Al the best in his new venture on the CAT Board.
Bienstock worked as an insurance broker, in corporate finance, and holds several board positions. He has been a commissioner for Hampden Township since 2002.
Clapsadl, who is the deputy controller and audit manager for the county, recently resigned his position on the CAT board where he served as treasurer, according to a news release from the county.
The commissioners recognized Clapsadl for his four-year term on the CAT Board while performing his many other duties as deputy county controller.
CAT, which is governed by a board of directors, is the fixed-route public transit provider in the greater Harrisburg area. Members, appointed by local officials, each serve a term of five years. The board meets monthly to set policy and provide guidance to the staff.