Board of Directors | Southern California Railway Plaza Association

SCRPA Board of Directors

The SCRPA is administered by a Board of Directors that includes people knowledgeable in railroad operations, organization administration, public affairs, nonprofit organizations, and various technical specialties.

Executive Committee

Harold Benash President Civil engineering consultant; extensive experience in construction management and public works construction; expert in rail modeling and railroad operations.
Wendell Hanks Vice President A longtime professor of Speech Communications at Cerritos College, who has been an active volunteer with our Railroad Operations Committee restoration team.
Mary Proctor Treasurer Retired from State Compensation Insurance Fund after 26 years of service as a claims adjuster and supervisor.
Donna Johnson Secretary Twenty-five years in journalism as reporter and editor with major Southern California newspapers; adjunct faculty of the North Orange County Community College District, graduate degree in museum studies/journalism (CSULB).


Beth Barlow Member
Allison Benash Director More than 25 years of marketing and sales experience in the telecommunications and software industries. Avid golfer who enjoys planning and playing in charity golf tournaments.
George H. Engelage IV Director Owner, Coast Rail Services, Inc., a rail operations and services business; locomotive, passenger, and freight operations; knowledgeable in train movements and requirements; close relationships to all levels of BNSF and Union Pacific operations and management.
Denis Hergenreter Director Senior software engineer for an insurance software company; Cal State University, Fullerton graduate; life-long railfan and classic car enthusiast.
James Hoffman Director James Hoffman has been a member of numerous Railroad Museums in Southern California since 1965, holding leadership positions in many of them. He has been a member SCRPA since 2010 and currently heads up the docent training program for the Fullerton Train Museum.
Martin Kluck Member
David Norris Director Is a lifelong railfan and has been a participant in Railroad Days since its inception and is an active member of Railroad Operations Committee, volunteers with the History & Modeling Committee.
Stuart G. Proctor Director A Fullerton resident and former employee at Boeing Inc. (formerly McDonnell Douglas Aerospace) in Huntington Beach since 1980; retired in 2010. Enjoys woodworking, refurbishing the SCRPA's rolling stock and Cal State University Fullerton Titans baseball games.
Eric Shishima Member
Michael Vitale Director Manager of software development for major entertainment industry business; experience with nonprofit accounting; owner of locomotives and rolling stock.