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Media Contacts

GHSA Media Contacts

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

Kendell Poole, GHSA Chairman and Director, Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety OfficeKendell Poole
GHSA Chairman
Director, Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office
Biography

John Saunders, GHSA Secretary and Director of Virginia Highway Safety ServicesJohn Saunders
GHSA Vice Chairman
Director, Virginia Highway Safety Services
Biography

Jonathan Adkins, GHSA Executive DirectorJonathan Adkins
GHSA Executive Director
Biography

To speak with a GHSA representative, contact Communications Director Kara Macek at 202-789-0942, ext. 140 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.

State Name/Title Phone
Alabama James Plott, Public Information Specialist
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
334-242-5560
Alaska Tammy Kramer, Administrator
Alaska Highway Safety Office
907-465-4374
Arkansas Ann Whitehead, Safety Program Manager
Arkansas Highway Safety Office
501-618-8133
Arizona Alberto Gutier, Director
Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
602-255-3216
California Chris Cochran, Assistant Director, Marketing & Public Affairs
California Office of Traffic Safety
916-509-3063
Colorado Emily Wilfong, PR Manager, Safety Programs
Colorado Department of Transportation
303-757-9484 (o)
720-541-0529 (m)
Connecticut Judd Everhart, Director of Communications
Connecticut Department of Transportation
860-594-3062
Kevin Nursick
Connecticut Department of Transportation
860-594-3003
Delaware Alison Kirk, Community Relations Officer
Delaware Office of Highway Safety
302-744-2743 (o)
302-943-7293 (m)
D.C. Reggie Sanders, Director of Communications
D.C. Department of Transportation
202-671-5124 (o)
202-437-0809 (m)
Florida Karen Smith, Public Information Officer
Florida State Safety Office
850-245-1519
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 Brent Jennings, Highway Safety Manager
Idaho Office of Highway Safety
208-334-8557
Illinois Paris Ervin, Communications Bureau Chief
Illinois Department of Transportation
217-782-5025
Indiana Gary Abell, Communications Director
Indiana Traffic Safety Division
317-232-1292
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 Ken Trull, Deputy Director
Louisiana Highway Safety Commission
225-925-6994
Maine Lauren V. Stewart, Director
Maine Bureau of Highway Safety
207-626-3840
Maryland Tim Richards, Communications Manager
Maryland Highway Safety Office
410-787-4077
Massachusetts Arthur Kinsman, Director
Massachusetts Highway Safety Division
617-725-3307
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 Shirley Thomas, Director
Mississippi Office of Highway Safety
601-977-3717
Missouri Melissa Black
Missouri Department of Transportation
816-387-2481
Montana Charity Watt, Rail, Air Quality & Studies Section
Montana Department of Transportation
406-444-3439
Nebraska Fred E. Zwonechek, Administrator
Nebraska Office of Highway Safety
402-471-2515
Nevada Gail Powell, Public Information Officer, Nevada DPS
Nevada Department of Public Safety
775-687-0325
New Hampshire Peter Thomson, Coordinator
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 Jackie McGinnis, Associate Commissioner
Office of Communications
New York Governors Traffic Safety Committee
518-473-7000
North Carolina Beth Horner, Public Information Officer
North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program
919-733-3083
North Dakota Peggy Anderson, Communication Division Director
North Dakota Department of Transportation
701-328-2671
Northern Mariana Islands Maj. Juan S. Salas, Office of Special Services
Northern Mariana Islands Department of Public Safety
670-664-9120
Ohio Felice Moretti, Program Administrator
Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services
614-644-7641
Oklahoma Holly Robison, Communications Manager
Oklahoma Highway Safety Office
405-523-1570
Oregon Carla Levinski, Occupant Protection Program Manager
Oregon Transportation Safety Division
503-986-4199
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 Charles St. Martin, Chief of Information and Public Affairs
Rhode Island Office of Highway Safety
401-222-1362
x4007
Rose Amoros, Chief Public Affairs Officer
Rhode Island Office of Highway Safety
401-222-1362 x4450
South Carolina Sid Gaulden, Director of Executive Affairs
South Carolina DPS
803-896-9950 (o)
803-600-8119 (m)
South Dakota Terry Woster, Public Information Officer
South Dakota Department of Public Safety
605-773-3178
Tennessee Amanda Brown, Public Information Officer
Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office
615-741-2589
Texas Jim Hollis, Traffic Safety Section
Texas Department of Transportation
512-416-3168
Utah Sgt. Jeff Nigbur, Public Information Officer
Utah Department of Public Safety
801-965-4669
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 Natalie Harvey, Public Information Director
West Virginia Governor’s Highway Safety Program
304-926-3836
Wisconsin Steve Olson, Communications Specialist
Wisconsin Bureau of Transportation Safety
608-261-5896
Wyoming Stephanie Lucero, Media Grants Coordinator
Wyoming Highway Safety Program
307-777-4198