GHSA 2020 Annual Meeting Featured Sessions

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Jim KellyWelcome Luncheon 
Speaker: Buffalo Bills Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly
Monday, Aug. 31
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly exemplifies what toughness is all about. From a young boy in a small town outside of Pittsburgh to his days as a star quarterback in the National Football League, he has faced more than his fair share of adversity. Jim will share his story of hardship and the courage it takes to overcome every obstacle.

Brad MeltzerClosing Luncheon 
Speaker: Host, History Channel’s “Lost History” and “Brad Meltzer’s Decoded,” and New York Times Best-Selling Author Brad Meltzer
Wednesday, Sept. 2
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Best-selling author and History Channel host Brad Meltzer will inspire and dazzle attendees with his personal story of perseverance, focus and the commitment to one’s dream.  


James OwensMonday Morning General Session 
Speaker: NHTSA Acting Administrator James Owens
Monday, Aug. 31

James C. Owens serves as the Acting Administrator of NHTSA, leading a safety organization with a budget of $966.2 million and 626 full-time employees across the country. In this capacity, Owens leads the execution of NHTSA’s mission of setting safety standards for motor vehicles and vehicle equipment, facilitating the testing and deployment of advanced vehicle technologies, rooting out vehicle defects and educating Americans to help them drive, ride and walk safely.

Jennifer HomendyAwards Luncheon 
Speaker: NTSB Member Jennifer Homendy
Tuesday, Sept. 1

A tireless advocate for safety, Jennifer Homendy began serving her five-year term as the 44th Member of the National Transportation Safety Board in 2019. Member Homendy brings to the NTSB expertise in the safety of railroads, pipelines and hazardous materials (on all modes of transportation). 


David HarkeyTuesday Morning General Session
Speaker: President of IIHS and the affiliated Highway Loss Data Institute David Harkey
Tuesday, Sept. 1

David Harkey is the President of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the affiliated Highway Loss Data Institute. He took the helm of the Institutes in 2018 after spending 11 years as director of the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center.