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2011 Annual Meeting
Shifting Gears: Driving Culture Change
in Highway Safety
Cincinnati, Ohio, September 25 - 28
State Farm® Technology Research Division Director Chris Mullen is a featured speaker at Tuesday morning's general session.
Chris began her career in Washington, D.C. as an engineer with the Government Affairs Office of Nissan North America, working as company liaison for safety and environmental regulation and research. From there, she moved to the Technical and Regulatory Affairs Office of Toyota Motor North America; responsible for crashworthiness regulation and biomechanics research. She represented Toyota and its interests as technical liaison to government agencies, industry trade associations, technical committees, and independent research laboratories, including industry committees to develop voluntary standards for side impact out of position testing, vehicle crash compatibility, and alcohol detection devices.
Chris chaired the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Biomechanics Workgroup, is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and has served on its committees for technical standards on vehicle event data interface and crash test dummies. She currently serves on the Executive and AIS Business Committees for the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine and has served on its Board of Directors and Membership Committee as Chair. She sits on the Industry Advisory Board for the National Science Foundation’s Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies and chaired the board from 2006-2008.
Chris is currently the Director of the Technology Research Division at State Farm Mutual Insurance Company, responsible for auto and building technology research units, the Vehicle Research Facility, and the Technology Research and Innovation Laboratory. She resides in Bloomington, Illinois with her husband and two four-legged canine “children”.
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