Media Contacts

GHSA Media Contacts

The following GHSA representatives are available to speak to reporters covering highway safety issues:

Jana SimplerJana Simpler

GHSA Chair
Director, Delaware Office of Highway Safety

Biography

Harris BlackwoodHarris Blackwood

GHSA Vice Chair
Director, Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety

Biography

Jonathan AdkinsJonathan Adkins

GHSA Executive Director

Biography

 

 

To speak with a GHSA representative, contact Kara Macek at 202-789-0942 x140 or kmacek@ghsa.org.

State Highway Safety Office Media Contacts

These are the primary media contacts for GHSA's State Highway Safety Office members. Some are located within the highway safety office itself, while several work directly for the state Department of Transportation or Public Safety.

Alabama:
James Plott, Public Information Specialist
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
334-242-5560

Alaska:
Tammy Kramer, Administrator
Alaska Highway Safety Office
907-465-8944


Arizona:
Alberto Gutier, Director
Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
602-255-3216




Arkansas:
Ann Whitehead, Safety Program Manager
Arkansas Highway Safety Office
501-618-8133


California:
Chris Cochran, Assistant Director, Marketing & Public Affairs
California Office of Traffic Safety
916-509-3063

Colorado:
Sam Cole, Communications Manager, Traffic Safety
Colorado Department of Transportation
303-757-9484 (o) | 303-859-1304 (m)

Connecticut:
Judd Everhart, Director of Communications
Connecticut Department of Transportation
860-594-3062

Delaware:
Mitch Topal, Marketing & Communications Specialist
Delaware Office of Highway Safety
302-744-2743

District of Columbia:
Reggie Sanders, Director of Communications
D.C. Department of Transportation
202-671-5124 (o) | 202-437-0809 (m)

Florida:
Dick Kane, Communications Director
Florida Department of Transportation
850-414-4590

Georgia:
Katie Fallon, Public Information Officer
Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety
404-463-0611 (o) | 404-309-7591 (m)

Guam:
Therese Matanane, Program Coordinator IV
Guam Office of Highway Safety
671-646-3229

Idaho:
Lisa Losness, Program Manager
Idaho Office of Highway Safety
208-334-8103

Illinois:
Jared Thornley, Director
Illinois Division of Traffic Safety
217-785-3060

Indiana:
Will Wingfield, Communications Director
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute
317-232-7609


Iowa:
Patrick Hoye, Bureau Chief
Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau
515-725-6120

Kansas:
Chris Bortz, Traffic Safety Manager
Kansas Department of Transportation
785-296-3553

Kentucky:
Erin Eggen, Information Officer
Kentucky Office of Highway Safety
502-564-1438

Louisiana:
Michael Farrar, Public Information Officer
Louisiana Highway Safety Commission
225-270-9058


Maine:
Lauren V. Stewart, Director
Maine Bureau of Highway Safety
207-626-3840


Maryland:
Buel Young, Organization Relations
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
410-762-5188
Tim Richards, Occupant Protection Program Manager
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
410-787-4077

Massachusetts:
Jeff Larason, Director
Massachusetts Highway Safety Division
617-725-3308


Michigan:
Anne Readett, Chief, Communications Section
Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning
517-241-2569


Minnesota:
Donna Berger, Director
Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety
651-201-7061

Mississippi:
Ray Sims, Executive Director
Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning
601-977-3792

Missouri:
Kelly Jackson, Community Relations Specialist
Missouri Traffic and Highway Safety Division
573-645-9353

Montana:
Charity Watt, Rail, Air Quality & Studies Section 
Montana State Highway Traffic Safety Office
406-444-3439

Nebraska:
Fred E. Zwonechek, Administrator
Nebraska Office of Highway Safety
402-471-2515

Nevada:
Gail Powell, Public Information Officer
Nevada Department of Public Safety
775-687-0325

New Hampshire:
John Clegg, Program Manager
New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency
603-271-2131

New Jersey:
Zachariah Hosseini, Public Information Officer
New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety
609-984-2529

New Mexico:
Manon Arnett, Chief Public Information Officer
New Mexico Department of Transportation
505-827-5526

New York:
Joe Morrissey, Communications Director
New York Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
518-473-7000


North Carolina:
Jonathan Bandy, Public Information Officer
North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program
919-733-0604

North Dakota:
Peggy Anderson, Communication Division Director
North Dakota Department of Transportation
701-328-2671

Ohio:
Felice Moretti, Program Administrator
Ohio Traffic Safety Office
614-644-7641


Oklahoma:
Paul Harris, Director
Oklahoma Highway Safety Office
(cc: Katie Mueller, Communications Manager)
405-523-1570

Oregon:
Shelley Snow, Public Affairs
Oregon Transportation Safety Division
503-986-3438




Pennsylvania:
Jan McKnight, Community Relations Coordinator
Pennsylvania Bureau of Maintenance and Operations
717-787-0485


Puerto Rico:
José Delgado, Executive Director
Puerto Rico Traffic Safety Commission
787-723-3590


Rhode Island:
Gabrielle Abbate, Chief of Highway Safety
Rhode Island Office of Highway Safety
401-222-2694 x4490

South Carolina:
Sherri Iacobelli, Communications Director
South Carolina Department of Public Safety
803-896-8747

South Dakota:
Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer
South Dakota Department of Public Safety
605-773-6196

Tennessee:
Arriale Tabson, Public Information Officer
Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office
615-253-5152

Texas:
Jim Hollis, Program Director
Texas Traffic Safety Section
512-416-3168

Utah:
Marissa Villaseñor, Director of Public Relations
Utah Department of Public Safety
801-793-8025

Vermont:
Betsy Ross, Public Information Officer
Vermont Governor's Highway Safety Program
802-241-5511

Virginia:
Pam Goheen, Communications Director
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
804-367-1519

Washington:
Erica Stineman, Communications Consultant
Washington Traffic Safety Commission
360-725-9893

West Virginia:
Jennifer Floyd, Transportation Public Information Specialist II
West Virginia Governor’s Highway Safety Program
304-926-3901

Wisconsin:
David Pabst, Director
Wisconsin Bureau of Transportation Safety
608-709-0055

Wyoming:
Stephanie Lucero, Media Grants Coordinator
Wyoming Highway Safety Program
307-777-4198