GHSA 2022 Annual Meeting Agenda

 

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Saturday, September 17

 

 

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. — GHSA Executive Board Meeting
Marriott Ballroom III/IV

(Board Members and invited guests only)

Luncheon sponsored by Michelin/DDI and HAAS Alert


6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. — Executive Board and Sponsor Reception (Invitation Only)

Sunday, September 18

 

 

8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. — Registration
Marriott Ballroom Foyer


8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. — State Member Orientation
Kentucky Ballroom F/G

(State Highway Safety Office Members only)

Sponsored by Alliance Highway Safety


9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. — Regional Meetings

The following rooms have been set aside for regional gatherings (State members only), should they choose to meet.

  • REGION 1: Jockey Club
  • REGION 2: Show
  • REGION 3: Marriot Ballroom VII
  • REGION 4: Skybox
  • REGION 5: Thoroughbred
  • REGION 6: Win
  • REGION 7: Place
  • REGION 8: Filly
  • REGION 9: Marriott Ballroom VIII
  • REGION 10: Paddock

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. — Exhibits Move In/Set Up
Marriott Ballroom I-VI


11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. — GHSA Business Meeting
Marriott Ballroom IX/X

(State Highway Safety Office Members only)

Luncheon sponsored by LexisNexis Risk Solutions


5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. — GHSA Exhibitor Expo and Fun Fest
Marriott Ballroom I-VI

(Open to all attendees)

Sponsored by Intoxalock

Meet and network with exhibitors during an evening of fun and games in the Exhibit Hall. Enjoy heavy appetizers and tasty desserts, as well as other festive surprises. Play some arcade and carnival games, check out the Balloon Man of Kentucky, and take in the DJ’s tunes, all while making some new friends along the way! Try your hand at balloon bust, Plinko, giant Jenga, ring toss and many more games.

Monday, September 19

 

 

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Registration
Marriott Ballroom Foyer


7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Exhibits Open
Marriott Ballroom I-VI


7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. — Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Marriott Ballroom I-VI

Sponsored by Cruise


8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. — Opening General Session
Kentucky Ballroom

 

Opening Ceremonies

  • Presentation of the Colors - Boone County Sherriff's Office Honor Guard
  • National Anthem

Welcome

  • Barbara Rooney, GHSA Chair and Director, California Office of Traffic Safety
  • Kentucky Welcome

Keynote Speaker

  • Ann Carlson, Acting Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Carlson will speak about the U.S. DOT’s National Roadway Safety Strategy and the Safe System approach, NHTSA’s ongoing traffic safety efforts, and opportunities to collaborate with states and communities to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

Guest Speaker

  • Mauricio Peña, Chief Safety Officer, Waymo

Peña will discuss Waymo’s efforts to develop autonomous vehicle technology and how the Waymo Driver can help address the behavioral safety issues that put vehicle occupants and other road users at risk.


10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. — Morning Break in Exhibit Hall
Marriott Ballroom I-VI & Foyer


10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. — Workshop 1: Training, Tools and Toxicology: The Trifecta to Improving Impaired Driving Outcomes
Convention Center M103

Efforts to improve impaired driving outcomes require a comprehensive approach and ideally a trifecta of training, tools and toxicology to manage offenders and prevent crashes. Learn about policy approaches and new tools such as oral fluid screening devices, efforts to help forensic toxicology laboratories manage drug impaired driving cases, programs to offer formal support and guidance for toxicologists, and more.

Moderator

  • Robert Duckworth, Director of Traffic Safety, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute

Panelists

  • Christine Moore, President, 9 Delta Analytical LLC
  • Sabra Jones, Regional Toxicology Liaison, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Region 5

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. — Workshop 2: Engaging Underserved Communities and Partners
Convention Center M104

State Highway Safety Offices have opportunities to implement education and awareness programs in underserved and disadvantaged communities ensuring equitable distribution of traffic safety services and programs. Explore programs that have been implemented in various communities and how planners identified and engaged key stakeholders to build knowledge and understanding on how best to serve the needs of those communities.

Moderator

  • Carol Gould, Highway Safety Manager, Colorado Department of Transportation

Panelists

  • Michelle Anderson, Director of Operations, The National Road Safety Foundation, Inc.
  • Franklin Garcia, Modal Director, New Mexico Department of Transportation
  • Luther Perry, Founder and Executive Director of UMOJA, INC.

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. — Workshop 3: Engaging Novice Drivers
Marriott Ballroom VII/VIII

Teen driver fatalities increased by 17% from 2019 to 2020, even though there were fewer licensed teen drivers on the road. How do we keep our youngest drivers safe? Three initiatives will be highlighted: the award winning, evidence-based Impact Teen Drivers program; an Ohio/CHOP collaboration to assess driver education and training and teens’ readiness to drive; and State Highway Safety Office engagement with SADD chapters to help reduce teen crashes.

Moderator

  • Chris Bortz, Traffic Safety Manager, Kansas Bureau of Transportation Safety

Panelists

  • Kelly Browning, Executive Director, Impact Teen Drivers
  • Flaura Winston, Co-Scientific Director, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Shaina Finkel, National President, SADD

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. — Workshop 4: Traffic Safety Culture Change: Working Toward a Newer Norm
Marriott Ballroom IX/X

Improving traffic safety culture and promoting a shared responsibility for road safety are essential components of the Safe System approach. Yet the safety community struggles to identify proven strategies to advance culture change. Learn how safety stakeholders can transform traffic safety cultural norms at both the state and local level.

Moderator

  • Karin Mongeon, Highway Safety Division Director, North Dakota Department of Transportation

Panelists

  • Jake Nelson, Director of Traffic Safety Advocacy and Research, AAA
  • Kristine Hernandez, State Toward Zero Deaths Program Coordinator and TZD 2.0 Project Manager, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Jaime Sullivan, Director, National Center for Rural Road Safety
  • Shelly Baldwin, Director, Washington Traffic Safety Commission

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. — Welcome Luncheon
Kentucky Ballroom

 

Sponsored by Cambridge Mobile Telematics

Welcome

  • Michael Hanson, GHSA Treasurer and Director, Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety

Sponsor Remarks

  • Ryan McMahon, Vice President of Strategy, Cambridge Mobile Telematics

Guest Speaker

  • William J. Bratton

Commissioner Bratton, who spent 46 years in law enforcement and is the only person to lead the police departments of America's two largest cities, will offer his perspective on how to provide equitable, community-based law enforcement.

GHSA Executive Board Members and conference sponsors are invited to sit at the reserved tables.


2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Exhibits Open
Marriott Ballroom I-VI


2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Workshop 5: Leadership and Engagement in Traffic Enforcement
Convention Center M103

Traffic enforcement partners are increasingly navigating new territory when it comes to diversity, equity, inclusion and public engagement to push toward more equitable outcomes. Active duty and former law enforcement leaders will share how they’ve engaged with the public, communities, peers and policymakers to address equity in law enforcement.

Moderator

  • Edica Esqueda, Impaired Driving Program Manager, Washington Traffic Safety Commission

Panelists

  • Monica Alexander, Executive Director, Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission
  • Chief Mitchell Davis, Hazel Crest Police Department
  • Chief Erika Shields, Louisville Police Department
  • Chief Jeff Glover, Tempe Police Department

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Workshop 6: Reauthorization and NHTSA Regulations: Impacts for States and Grantees
Convention Center M104

Following the passage of the new federal infrastructure reauthorization law in 2021, NHTSA is revising the regulations governing its highway safety grant programs for states. Over the next five years, State Highway Safety Offices and their partners will have access to additional funding and new grant programs, but they will also be subject to new rules and requirements. Learn about the future of NHTSA’s grant programs and how GHSA is advocating on behalf of the states.

Moderator

  • Barbara Rooney, GHSA Chair and Director, California Office of Traffic Safety

Panelists

  • Russ Martin, Senior Director of Policy and Government Relations, Governors Highway Safety Association
  • Betty Mercer, President, Mercer Consulting Group LLC; and State and Federal Programs Consultant, Governors Highway Safety Association

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Workshop 7: Driving Toward the Future: Vehicle Technology Trends
Marriott Ballroom VII/VIII

The vehicles on our nation’s roads are increasingly available with a range of sophisticated safety technologies, including dynamic displays, telematics, advanced driver assistance systems and even vehicle automation. National experts will share the latest updates, issues, trends and risks regarding vehicle technology and the prognosis for the future.

Moderator

  • Tom Glass, Highway Safety Section Chief, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Panelists

  • Jennifer Morrison, Manager, Vehicle Safety Compliance, Planning and Development (Head of Vehicle Safety), Mazda North American Operations
  • Mufaddal Ezzy, Senior Director of Public Affairs and State and Local Government Relations, Aurora
  • Tara Andringa, Executive Director, Partners for Automated Vehicle Education
  • Amisha Vadalia, Senior Director of Operations, Plus

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Workshop 8: A 360° Approach to Protecting Bicyclists and Preventing Crashes Through Awareness, Technology, Enforcement and Advocacy
Marriott Ballroom IX/X

Fatal traffic crashes involving bicyclists continue to rise across the U.S. Over the past decade, bicyclist deaths increased by 38% to more than 900 a year. What can State Highway Safety Offices do to help reverse this trend and ensure cyclists’ safety? Learn how to partner with bike groups to deliver relevant and equitable educational programming, explore new car-to-bicycle technology that can help vehicles steer clear of cyclists, and explore methods for influencing media coverage of bicycle crashes that avoid “victim blaming” and reinforce that roads are for everyone.

Moderator

  • Eric Heitmann, Director, New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety

Panelists

  • Ken McLeod, Policy Director, League of American Bicyclists
  • Jarrett Wendt, CEO, Spoke
  • Richard Blomberg, Vice President, Dunlap & Associates, Inc.
  • Julie Bond, Researcher, University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation Research

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Workshop 9: Partnerships to Improve Tribal Traffic Safety
Marriott Bluegrass I/II

States and tribal authorities are increasingly striking up partnerships to develop and deploy culturally relevant roadway safety programs and messaging for tribal communities. Join a panel of experts for an engaging discussion on funding sources for these programs, partnerships to promote child passenger safety and other strategies to increase inter-jurisdictional collaboration.

Moderator

  • Franklin Garcia, Modal Director, New Mexico Department of Transportation

Panelists

  • Sergeant Jonathan Abeita, Lead Traffic Officer, Isleta Police Department
  • Kimberly Belone, Program Analyst-Coordinator, Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Cassandra Herring, Program Manager, Safe Kids Worldwide

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Afternoon Reception in Exhibit Hall
Marriott Ballroom I-VI

Sponsored by Volvo

Check out the latest traffic safety products and services in the Exhibit Hall, network with colleagues, and enjoy refreshments and special entertainment.

Tuesday, September 20

 

 

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Registration
Marriott Ballroom IX/X


7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. — Exhibits Open
Marriott Ballroom I-VI


7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. — Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Marriott Ballroom I-VI

Sponsored by Stalker Radar


8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. — General Session: Pushing Toward a Safe System
Kentucky Ballroom

 

A panel of national traffic safety leaders will explore what states and communities should focus on to ensure safe road users, safe roads, safe vehicles, safe speeds and better post-crash care under the Safe System approach, which has been adopted by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Moderator

  • Jonathan Adkins, Executive Director, Governors Highway Safety Association

Panelists

  • David Strickland, Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs and Transportation Technology Policy, General Motors; former Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Alex Otte, National President, MADD
  • David Harkey, President, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. — Morning Break in Exhibit Hall
Marriott Ballroom I-VI


10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Workshop 10: Meet COVID's Evil Twin, Speed Demon
Convention Center M112

Don’t miss this in-depth look at the speeding epidemic that was born out of a public health pandemic. As we’re all too aware, speeding is out of control on our roads, but what can we do about it? Explore what research indicates has driven speeding-related fatalities to near unprecedented levels along with potential solutions that may help bring sanity back to our roads.

Moderator

  • Michael Hanson, GHSA Treasurer and Director, Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety

Panelist

  • Jessica Cicchino, Vice President of Research, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • Julie Vallese, Associate Administrator for Communications and Consumer Information, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Lisa Fontana-Tierney, Traffic Engineering Senior Director, Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Major Joseph Dwyer, Minnesota State Patrol

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Workshop 11: Transforming Transportation: Why You Should Care About Micromobility
Marriott Ballroom VII/VIII

The pandemic has been a boon rather than a death knell for shared and personally owned e-bikes and e-scooters, with micromobility use hitting record highs in 2021. Micromobility providers are reporting huge jumps in first-time riders due to the devices’ affordability and convenience, as well as increased rides in low-income locations as systems expand in many metropolitan areas. Join a panel of experts for a lively and engaging discussion about the role State Highway Safety Offices and their partners can and should play in addressing the safety issues associated with this mode, along with data sharing and crash reporting, rider training, enforcing local ordinances and more.

Moderator

  • Pam Shadel Fischer, Senior Director of External Engagement, Governors Highway Safety Association

Panelists

  • Joe Provenzano, Mobility Director, Ford Motor Company Fund
  • Chris Wilson, Senior Manager, Law Enforcement and Incident Response, Lime
  • Katie Harmon, Research Associate, University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center
  • Emma Harrington, Director, Injury Prevention and Education, Shepherd Center
  • Michael King, Director, Office of Advanced Planning and Sustainability, City of Louisville

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Workshop 12: Effective Traffic Safety Communications Today, Tomorrow and Beyond
Marriott Ballroom IX/X

With traffic related deaths continuing to increase across the nation, and more states legalizing cannabis and cocktails-to-go, how do we engage and educate the traveling public about making safe choices? Dig into the recently released GHSA report that discusses how to effectively message about cannabis and driving, explore how one state is leveraging positive social norming to influence driver behavior, learn how another state leveraged digital media to encourage college football fans to get a safe ride home, and hear from a long-time GHSA partner about how they use their communications channels and outreach programs to promote making responsible choices about alcohol consumption.

Moderator

  • Jaime Pelotte, Senior Contract Grant Specialist, Maine Bureau of Highway Safety

Panelists

  • Sam Cole, Traffic Safety Communications Manager, Colorado Department of Transportation
  • Carol Campa, Behavioral Traffic Safety Branch Supervisor, Texas Traffic Safety Division, Texas Department of Transportation
  • Brandy Nannini, Senior Vice President, Responsibility Initiatives, Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Workshop 13: Protecting Roadside Workers and Emergency Responders
Marriott Bluegrass I/II

The roadside is a dangerous place, with drivers frequently striking workers and first responders, resulting in deaths and injuries. Despite all 50 states adopting Move Over laws, most Americans are unaware of or misunderstand them. Explore how the safety community can keep police, fire, EMS, tow truck and road maintenance crews safe at the roadside.

Moderator

  • Jeff Larason, Director of Highway Safety, Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Office of Grants and Research

Panelists

  • Jake Nelson, Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy and Research, AAA
  • Keith Williams, Chief, Enforcement and Justice Services Division, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Nate Smith, Vice President of Engagement, American Traffic Safety Services Association
  • Lieutenant Hunter L. Martin, Kentucky State Police

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Highway Safety Awards Presentation & Luncheon
Kentucky Ballroom

 

Sponsored by the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility and The National Road Safety Foundation, Inc.

Emcee

  • Amy Davey, Administrator, Nevada Office of Traffic Safety

Sponsor Remarks

  • Brandy Nannini, Senior Vice President, Responsibility Initiatives, Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
  • Michelle Anderson, Director of Operations, The National Road Safety Foundation, Inc.

Help honor the 2022 recipients of GHSA’s highway safety awards. Network with long-time colleagues and new friends while enjoying a delicious lunch.

Jeff Walz, Head Coach of the Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball team, will share what it takes to develop a championship mindset.

GHSA Executive Board Members and conference sponsors are invited to sit at the reserved tables.


1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Registration
Marriott Ballroom IX/X


1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. — Workshop 14: The Value of Preventative Countermeasures in Highway Safety Criminal Justice
Convention Center M112

As Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This paradigm of prevention continues to ring true, especially in the criminal justice arena. Join the discussion as we examine how field enforcement, prosecution and post-conviction adjudication and remediation provide opportunities to proactively and equitably prevent future crashes.

Moderator

  • Lisa Freeman, Executive Director and Governor's Representative, Louisiana Highway Safety Commission

Panelists

  • Darrin Grondel, Vice President of Traffic Safety and Government Relations, Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
  • Kenneth Bragg, Senior Investigator, National Transportation Safety Board
  • Keith Williams, Chief, Enforcement and Justice Services Division, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Joanne Thomka, Director, National Traffic Law Center

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. — Workshop 15: Walking the Walk: Strategies to Improve Pedestrian Safety
Marriott Ballroom VII/VIII

The U.S. has a pedestrian safety crisis, with historical numbers of walkers being struck and killed by drivers every year. National experts will discuss the trends, the underlying causes and the range of promising countermeasures available to protect nonmotorized road users under the Safe System approach.

Moderator

  • Keith Lovan, State Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Panelists

  • Nandi Taylor, Graduate Research Assistant, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Scott Thompson, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning, Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Jessica Cicchino, Vice President for Research, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • Amy Cohen, Co-Founder, Families for Safe Streets

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. — Workshop 16: Partnerships of All Shapes and Sizes
Marriott Ballroom IX/X

State Highway Safety Offices form partnerships with a variety of organizations to reach key audiences with safety programming and messages. A panel of traditional and nontraditional partners who share our mission of zero roadway fatalities will discuss how they are and can work with State Highway Safety Offices to address roadway safety issues. You’ll leave the session with a whole new perspective on partnerships.

Moderator

  • Shannon Ryder, Program Manager, Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety

Panelists

  • Sandy Spavone, Executive Director, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
  • Candy Lightner, Founder, We Save Lives
  • Kevin Doyle, Director of Business Intelligence US, Michelin
  • Mark Etzbach, Vice President of Sales North America, Acusensus
  • Kendell Poole, Principal, KPoole Strategic Relations

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. — Workshop 17: Are You Fit to Drive? What Mature Drivers Need to Know
Marriott Bluegrass I/II

Older or mature drivers – people 65 and older – represent a growing segment of America’s licensed population. But this age group faces an increased risk of traffic-related injuries and fatalities. In 2019, 7,214 mature drivers were killed in traffic crashes, accounting for 20% of all roadway fatalities. Explore national and state initiatives to help keep these drivers on the road as long as safely possible.

Moderator

  • Flavia Pereira, Transportation Planner, Connecticut Department of Transportation

Panelists

  • Joan Somes, Chair, Institute for Quality, Safety and Inury Prevention, Minnesota Emergency Nurses Association
  • Amanda Mueller, Senior Vice President, CashmanKatz
  • Josh Dunning, Vice President of Driver Safety, AARP

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. — General Session: A Roadmap for Combating Distracted Driving
Kentucky Ballroom

 

Distracted driving is one of our nation’s most pervasive yet preventable traffic safety problems. A new report from GHSA and General Motors urges a broad culture shift to make this deadly behavior socially unacceptable and offers more than two dozen recommendations for State Highway Safety Offices and their partners that address policy, enforcement, education, infrastructure and more. A panel of national experts will share what their organizations are doing to combat driver distraction and then engage in a moderated discussion with the audience that explores the challenges, proven countermeasures and promising practices discussed in the report.

Moderator

  • Pam Shadel Fischer, Senior Director of External Engagement, Governors Highway Safety Association

Panelists

  • Nanda Srinivasan, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • John Capp, Director, Global Vehicle Safety Technology, Strategy and Regulations, General Motors
  • Jennifer Smith, CEO/President, StopDistractions.org
  • Arriale Tabson, Public Information Officer, Tennessee Highway Safety Office
  • Shaina Finkel, National President, Students Against Destructive Decisions
  • Luis Calva, Senior Consultant, Personal Lines Product Marketing, Nationwide

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. — Taste of the State Reception
Muhammad Ali Center

Sponsored by Uber

Enjoy heavy appetizers, delicious desserts and tasty beverages with your fellow traffic safety professionals at the Muhammad Ali Center. This award-winning museum tells the boxer’s incredible life story and offers plenty of gorgeous indoor and outdoor space to socialize and enjoy the view.

Wednesday, September 21

 

 

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. — Continental Breakfast
Marriott Ballroom Foyer


8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. — General Session: Rural Roads, Beautiful and Deadly
Marriott Ballroom I-VI

 

Almost half of U.S. motor vehicle fatalities occur on rural roads, but only 19% of the nation’s population lives in rural areas. A new GHSA and State Farm report found that risky driving behaviors contributed significantly to the problem. The report’s author will share the findings of an analysis of five years of Fatality Analysis Reporting System data and highlight the unique challenges posed by rural roads. A panel of rural road experts will discuss how to address these challenges along with proven and promising countermeasures for improving safety on these beautiful and deadly roads.

Moderator

  • Lauren Stewart, GHSA Secretary and Director, Maine Bureau of Highway Safety

Panelists

  • Nanda Srinivasan, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Jaime Sullivan, Director, National Center for Rural Road Safety
  • Paula Raymond, Senior Research Scientist, Toxcel
  • Pete Abrams, Law Enforcement Liaison, Wyoming Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office
  • Camryn Maddoux, Vice President of Parliamentary Law, Oklahoma Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Executive Council

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. — Workshop 18: Utilizing Impaired Driving Task Forces for Drunk Driving Prevention
Marriott Ballroom VII/VIII

Partnerships are a key element of highway safety programs. State and local impaired driving task forces can be a tool to bring a diverse range of stakeholders together to advance impaired driving initiatives. Safety leaders will discuss how to establish and sustain an impaired driving task force and how a national advocacy effort successfully advanced impaired driving detection technology.

Moderator

  • Glenn Davis, Highway Safety Manager, Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety

Panelists

  • Edica Esqueda, Program Manager, Washington Traffic Safety Commission
  • Tuesday Black, Program Manager, MADD Colorado
  • Michael Sawyer, Transportation Engineer, City of Richmond
  • Stephanie Manning, Chief Government Affairs Officer, MADD

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. — Workshop 19: Expanding Proven Countermeasures: Highway Safety Research Brainstorm
Marriott Bluegrass I/II

The Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program (BTSCRP) is the only federally funded transportation research program focused exclusively on validating behavioral highway safety programs. Learn how you can get involved in BTSCRP and participate in a brainstorming session to identify key topics highway safety researchers should focus on next.

Moderator

  • Mark Ezzell, Director and Governor's Representative, North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program

Panelists

  • Essie Wagner, Director, Office of Behavioral Safety Research, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Chris Bortz, Transportation Safety Assistant Bureau Chief, Kansas Department of Transportation
  • Richard Retting, Senior Program Officer, Transportation Research Board

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. — Workshop 20: A Work in Progress: Employer Traffic Safety Programs
Marriott Ballroom IX/X

Businesses can play a leading role in delivering effective road safety programs and messages to help safeguard employees and their families, as well as the communities they serve. They can also provide support for policy change initiatives. Explore how State Highway Safety Offices and a national safety organization are developing partnerships with local businesses and regional employers and how to tap into these important resources.

Moderator

  • Amy Davey, Administrator, Nevada Office of Traffic Safety

Panelists

  • Kimberly Chesser, Director, Delaware Office of Highway Safety
  • Wade Alonzo, Program Director, Washington Traffic Safety Commission
  • Mike Ezzell, Program Manager, Our Driving Concern, National Safety Council
  • Tracy Murrell, Director, Global Road Safety and Innovation, Amazon

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. — Closing Luncheon
Marriott Ballroom V/VI

 

Moderator

  • Lisa Freeman, Executive Director and Governor's Representative, Louisiana Highway Safety Commission

Sponsor Remarks

  • Dave Keeling, Global Director - WHS Transportation Safety, Amazon
  • Joe Provenzano, Mobility Director, Ford Motor Company Fund

Guest Speaker

  • Jane Pauley

Pauley, one of the world’s most respected journalists and host of "CBS Sunday Morning," will discuss her distinguished career, her personal experience and advocacy on mental health and how to reinvent yourself late in your career.


2:00 p.m. — Adjourn