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Toll Roads Welcome New Chief Financial Officer

Brenda Shott named chief financial officer after decade with Agencies

IRVINE, Calif. (November 17, 2008) -- The Transportation Corridor Agencies today announced the appointment of Brenda Shott to the position of chief financial officer. Shott will be responsible for establishing, maintaining and monitoring TCA fiscal activities and long-term financial planning. She also will be charged with the oversight of the Agencies' finance, accounting, treasury, information technology and human resources administrative functions.

"I look forward to continuing my career with an Agency that has a clear vision of providing valuable needed infrastructure to the traveling public in and around Orange County," Shott said. "The primary objectives I will be focusing my time and attention on are evaluating financial options that will ensure the long-term financial health of both the Foothill/Eastern and San Joaquin Hills Agencies as well as planning for the future financing of the SR-241 completion."

Prior to assuming the role of CFO, Shott served as interim CFO. She is a Certified Public Accountant with nearly 20 years of experience in the financial arena. She began her career with TCA in May 1998 and has served as financial analyst, manager of Treasury Operations, controller and director of finance before holding the position as interim CFO. Prior to her service at TCA, Shott was an auditor with Ernst & Young LLP and held accounting positions for the cities of Chino and West Covina.

Shott earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from California State University, Fullerton. Active in a variety of civic and professional organizations, she is a member of the American Society of Women Accountants, California Society of CPAs, American Institute of CPAs, California Municipal Treasurers' Association and volunteers with many local sports organizations with which her three sons are affiliated.

"TCA is a great place to work. I have seen the Agencies grow tremendously over the past ten years and I'm committed to its continued success in providing a high quality alternative to traffic-jammed freeways," Shott said.

About TCA

Nearly 300,000 trips are taken on The Toll Roads every weekday, saving drivers an estimated 21 minutes per trip. The Toll Roads are operated by the Transportation Corridor Agencies, two joint powers authorities formed by the California state legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct, and operate Orange County's 67-mile public toll road system. Fifty-one miles of the system are complete, including the 15-mile San Joaquin Hills (SR 73) Toll Road from Newport Beach to San Juan Capistrano; and the 36-mile Foothill/Eastern Toll Road system (SR 133, SR 241, SR 261) from the 91 Freeway to south Orange County. More info: