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July 13-15, 2015 | Schaumburg, IL
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2014 Speaker Biographies


Mike Pitcher, President & CEO 
LeasePlan USA
Mike Pitcher serves as president and CEO of LeasePlan USA. In this role, Mike is responsible for leading one of the nation’s largest vehicle management companies. Under Mike’s leadership, LeasePlan USA has been recognized by numerous organizations as a Best Place to Work in both Atlanta and Chicago. In 2011 and 2013, LeasePlan USA was named by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as the number one mid-sized company to work for in Atlanta. LeasePlan USA was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the best workplaces in the United States on their annual 2013 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, published in FORTUNE magazine. In addition, Mike has led LeasePlan USA to 98% client satisfaction and record high client loyalty scores. Mike is active in both the NAFA Fleet Management Association and Automotive Fleet Leasing Association (AFLA). Mike served as President of AALA (American Automotive Leasing Association), which is the trade association for U.S. automotive leasing companies.


Jeff Castillo, Global Vehicle Safety Lead
Monsanto Company
Jeff Castillo is the Global Vehicle Safety Lead for Monsanto and resides in St. Louis. He works with regional leaders to advance vehicle safety in the 8 regions and 54 countries where Monsanto has vehicles. He joined Monsanto in 1998 as the first ESH Manager for their new Seeds Division and since then, has held a variety of roles all focused on advancing safety throughout the organization.

Prior to joining Monsanto, Jeff worked in the Property Casualty Business and was a faculty member at Iowa State University focusing on workplace safety and health education. He holds a B.S. in Occupational and Traffic Safety from Iowa State University, an MBA from Drake University, received his Associate in Risk Management from the Insurance Institute of America, is a Certified Safety Professional, and is a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.


Jack Hanley, Executive Director 
Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS)
Jack Hanley became the Executive Director of the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety in February 2008. As Executive Director, Jack is responsible for leading NETS’ road safety efforts. These include: the annual Strength in Numbers fleet safety benchmark survey, the annual Drive Safely Work Week campaign, marketing the Novice Driver’s Road Map, and NETSWork, NETS’ monthly e-newsletter. In addition, Jack represents NETS on the UN Road Safety Collaboration, the principal steering committee for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 initiative. Prior to his current position, Jack spent thirty-years with Monsanto Company. His career included assignments in sales and marketing, global business management, strategic change and project management.


Damon Aldrich, National Vehicle Services Manager
Toyota Motor Sales USA
As head of Toyota’s North America company car operations, Damon’s group manages 20,000 vehicles used in business operations, ranging from employee leases to marketing and manufacturing. In that capacity, he oversees Toyota’s Vehicle Safety Committee and driver management for nearly 25,000 authorized drivers. A native Californian, Damon ventured east to attend Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (class of ’94).  Following graduation, his career followed a financial audit track with Coopers & Lybrand LLC in New York City, and Campbell Soup Company on international assignments.  Those roles led to his return to the Los Angeles area, where he joined Toyota in 1999.  Damon currently resides in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, with his wife Shelley, and their two children, Autumn and Reagan..

Mike Antich, Editor and Associate Publisher 

Bobit Business Media
Mike Antich is executive editor and associate publisher for Automotive Fleet Magazine. Mike has been heavily involved in the fleet industry for more than 25 years, writing and editing more than 5,000 articles on fleet management, in addition to his active membership in a number of industry associations, including the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA), NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), and the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA). Antich is a past AFLA president, a 15-year member of the NAFA Foundation Board of Directors, long-time member of the NAFA Affiliates Committee, and was a member of the committee that helped create the Affiliates position on the NAFA Board of Trustees. He was chairman of the IARA industry task force that developed the first-ever Certified Automotive Remarketers (CAR) program and has served 10 years on the IARA Board of Directors, in addition to being an officer and secretary.


Richard Bleser, Fleet Specialty Group Leader, Senior Vice President 
Marsh Risk Consulting
Rich Bleser is the fleet safety specialty practice leader in Marsh Risk Consulting's Workforce Strategies Practice, located in Milwaukee. Rich has served as a resource to a variety of fleets including truckload, less than truckload, food and beverage distribution, parcel delivery, specialized carriers, agricultural, industrial, public utilities, public transit, and light duty vehicle. He concentrates on developing programs encouraging drivers to be involved in managing safety, such as Train-the-Trainer, PACE Behavioral Driving, new driver orientation, behavioral-based safety, safety advisory committees, and accident review boards. Rich performs fleet reviews as well as GAP analysis of both heavy and light vehicle fleets.


Thomas Bray, Senior Editor, Transportation Management 
J.J. Keller & Associates
Thomas Bray is an editor in the Transportation Publishing Department at J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., specializing in motor carrier safety and operations management.  Prior to joining J. J. Keller, Tom worked in the trucking industry for 22 years as a driver, trainer, safety supervisor, lead instructor, claims manager, training director and safety director.  During his employment in the industry he was responsible for DOT compliance, policy development, driver human resources, driver training and program development, CDL testing, claims management and accident and injury prevention.  Tom regularly writes and speaks about transportation issues and the trucking industry.


Vincent Brigidi, President & COO 
The CEI Group
Vincent Brigidi is president and chief operating officer of The CEI Group, a provider of fleet accident & risk management, and driver safety services.  CEI has more than a half million  fleet vehicles under management, and has over 114,000 drivers subscribed to CEI's DriverCare™ solution.  Vincent began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and has over 16 years of experience in the fleet industry.  He currently directs CEI's strategic, commercial and operational activities.  Under Vincent's leadership, CEI has developed and implemented several innovative fleet technologies and further improved its operational efficiency, resulting in company growth of 30%.  A graduate of James Madison University, Mr. Brigidi has been CEI's President since 2011..


Sherb Brown, Vice President 
Bobit Business Media
Sherb Brown is the Vice President and group publisher of the Bobit Business Media Fleet Group with 20 years of experience within the fleet industry. Seeing that there was a lack of a comprehensive storehouse about fleet safety in the market, he co-founded  the annual Fleet Safety Conference. Brown is a member of the Ford Fleet Advisory Board and GM Commercial Sounding Board. He has a B.A. from the University of Michigan and Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University. 


Corey Catten, Chief Technology Officer
inthinc Technology Solutions, Inc.
Corey Catten has served as vice president and chief technology officer at inthinc Technology Solutions since 2003. He is responsible for leading engineering and software development teams in designing and delivering state-of-the-art technology to inthinc customers. During his tenure at inthinc, Catten has delivered the most advanced fleet management and driver safety solutions that are now implemented across thousands of vehicles operating within a variety of industries and environments. His developments, including in-cab verbal alters to speeding, seat-belt use and idling, have been hailed as revolutionary for its approach in coaching and modifying driver behavior, rather than punishing it.


Richard Crawford, CEO
Richard Crawford is the Chief Executive Officer of SambaSafety, the nation’s leading provider of driver risk management solutions.  He brings more than 25 years of experience leading high-performance high-technology businesses. Crawford has served in numerous senior executive roles across a wide range of high technology firms, including CSG International, Telution, MediaLinx and Channelinsight. Throughout his tenure, Crawford has directed strategic development of company product, sales and marketing initiatives and directly contributed to company growth in both market share and revenue. Crawford currently directs SambaSafety’s growth into new markets and the continued development of its Driver Risk Management platform, delivered as Software–as-a-Service (SaaS) to more than 10,000 customers nationwide.  


Bob Davis, Founder & CEO 
Virtual Driver Interactive (VDI)
In 2004, Bob Davis founded VDI with an inspiration arriving from avoiding an obstacle in the road. At that moment, Bob had the realization that video game technology could be used for something more important than entertainment – driver safety. Since then tens of thousands have been able to practice their driving skills in dangerous situations without actually being in danger. Bob held executive officer positions in Sprint, iBEAM Broadcasting, Premenos Corporation and Bellsouth. Davis has been featured on Fox News and CNN. He has also been interviewed and quoted in Automotive Fleet, Fleet Owner, Mass Transit, Facility Safety Management, and Trade Only Today publications.


Nick Ehrhart, Manager, Product Solutions
Donlen Corporation
Nick Ehrhart, CAFM, has been in the fleet industry for over 10 years. He has experience on both sides of the coin. Not only as a provider of fleet management services but also as a fleet manager. He has worked for Donlen for seven years and for the last six years he has focused on Telematics solutions for fleets that help them realize cost savings and increase driver safety and productivity.

Nick was instrumental in the development of Donlen’s DriverPoint solution, originally providing operational support for all aspects of the product and then leading sales activities.


David Glines, Manager of Product Innovation 
Wheels, Inc.
David Glines is the Manager of Product Innovation at Wheels and designs groundbreaking products that help Wheels’ clients manage drivers more effectively. David leads the product road map and development effort for products such as ChangeDriver, a new automated program that motivates drivers to “do the right thing” by using rewards and positive reinforcement for good behavior. David brings more than 15 years of product experience from both Internet start-ups as well as multi-national corporations. David holds a B.S. from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism and thrives on designing online user experiences for Wheels’ clients.


Diana Holland, Director of Fleet Services 
Merchants Fleet Management
As Director of Fleet Services, Diana Holland is responsible for the strategic development, administration and overall financial results of the Fleet Services division of Merchants Fleet Management. She provides leadership to the team and cultivates long-lasting client and vendor partnerships; fostering the Merchants’ “Go Further” philosophy. With over 15 years of experience at Merchants, Diana has built the products and services suite from the ground up; helping the organization achieve record growth as a nationally recognized fleet management company. She serves on the Executive Committee, develops and leads corporate strategy, and participates in the development and steering of the evolving technology needs. Diana is dedicated to the fulfillment of operational and service excellence to our valued clients and to the industry at large.


Ed Iannuzzi, Manager of Driver Services
ARI – Automotive Resources International
Ed Iannuzzi has more than 30 years’ experience in the fleet management industry. He began with ARI managing the technical call center in support of the company’s fleet maintenance, fuel, accident management, personal use reporting and driver safety services. He has since held lead roles in various customer service positions. Currently as manager of driver services, Ed consults with clients and develops custom solutions that will keep their drivers safe and compliant. Ed began his automotive career as a master technician for General Motors before joining Lend Lease Cars, a company acquired by ARI in 1989.


Don Jerrell, Associate Vice President, Transportation
HNI Risk Services
Don has a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University.  He has 25+ years in the transportation business; his roles included both operations and risk management.  Don is known for his expertise in driver performance systems and is a frequent speaker at industry functions. He has presented Performance Oriented Management Systems using the driver scorecard at ATA and TCA conferences as well as the Transportation Profitability Strategy Group through the University of Georgia.  He is former chair and current member for the ATA S&LPMC’s Recruiting and Retention committee and is a current member of their regulatory and accident review committees.  He has been helping companies develop scorecards for over 15 years.


J. Kimo Ketner, Vice President
Fleet Safety Institute
J. Kimo Ketner leads the FSI’s advocacy initiatives to reduce deaths and injuries associated with fleet driving and distracted driving in businesses. James’s 25 year business career has included serving as Subject Matter Expert for a fortune 50 technology company and 5 years as a solution designer that provided research and strategy consulting services to state and local government entities in fleet management and safety . He served as a chair member for National Institute of Standards and Technology as well as other technology boards. James created the Fleet Safety Institute after seeing the litigations impacting small and medium business due to distracted driving.


Ken Latzko, Regional Sales Manager 
The CEI Group
Ken Latzko is the Southeast Regional Sales Manager for CEI and works closely with customers to creatively customize their safety programs through DriverCare, CEI’s industry-leading Risk Management & Fleet Safety application.  Ken is a 10 year veteran at CEI and has spent time in almost every operational role at CEI prior to managing the commercial market for the Southeastern US.  He is responsible for CEI’s overall level of service, as well as leading initiatives designed to further improve fleet safety and reduce accident rates to customers in his market.


Sandra Lee, Worldwide Director, Fleet Safety 
Johnson & Johnson
Sandy Lee is the Director, Worldwide Fleet Safety with global responsibility for Johnson & Johnson’s SAFE Fleet, with services to 33,000+ drivers.  Sandy has 25 years of experience in occupational safety and health promotion, and has managed employee health, wellness and occupational fleet safety services in domestic and global roles.  She holds a Master of Public Health degree in Health Education, certified as a Health Education Specialist, is a board member of NETS, involved in Asia Injury Prevention Foundation’s Helmets for Kids through J&J support, and participates on a Client Advisory Board.  She is a member of APHA and NAFA.


Ted Lewin, Senior Manager of Risk Management Services
Wheels, Inc.  
Ted Lewin is the Senior Manager of Risk Management Services at Wheels, Inc.  In his role, Ted oversees both product development and sales for the various services we have in place to help our clients mitigate risk and liability for their vehicle fleets.  These services include motor vehicle record checks (MVRs), safety training, risk assessment programs and other tools clients can use to ensure their drivers are operating their vehicles responsibly.  Ted has over 10 years of experience in the fleet management industry, and he holds certifications in Commercial Auto Claims and Professional and Management Liability Insurance.


Michelle Lewis, Manager, Accident Management and Safety Services
Michelle Lewis is the Manager of Accident Management and Safety Services at EMKAY, Inc. She brings close to 19 years of fleet and insurance industry experience. Michelle actively facilitates discussion and review of the current vehicle safety programs. Ms. Lewis also serves as a senior member of the EMKAY Safety Committee. In her 12 years of experience leading the Fleet Safety Programs, she has created an innovative platform that increases the overall safety of our customers, while improving efficiencies and minimizing expenses. Recently, she achieved I-car platinum certification for the 9th consecutive year.


Art Liggio, President
Driving Dynamics, Inc.
Art Liggio is a risk and insurance management executive with over 30 years of experience helping businesses manage risk and mitigate losses. Since 1988, he has worked exclusively with fleet-based organizations. Art has consulted with numerous Fortune 500 companies regarding fleet safety and driver risk management covering a broad range of subjects from creating driver safety policies to establishing protocols for driver risk identification to regulatory compliance. He has orchestrated the development of a number of innovative web-based risk management / risk mitigation applications in use today at Fortune 500 companies, insurers and investment institutions. 


Jodi Mathy, Senior Claims Consultant
HNI Risk Services
Jodi is a Senior Claims Consultant at HNI Risk Services. HNI Risk Services is a non-traditional insurance brokerage with a distinct niche in the transportation industry. She consults with clients to ensure they are employing all available risk management tools to help prevent losses and manage losses after they happen. Prior to joining the HNI team she worked as an insurance adjuster handling workers compensation and complex liability claims for insurance carriers in multiple jurisdictions throughout the U.S. Now clients rely on Jodi to use her claims knowledge to assist them in controlling their insurance costs.


Phil Moser, Vice President
Advanced Driver Training Services
Phil Moser serves as Vice President for Advanced Driver Training Services. He lectures regularly on driver safety issues and has been featured as a driver safety expert on broadcast programs, including Good Day Philadelphia (Fox-29) and CBS affiliate KYW-TV. Prior to joining ADTS, Phil worked as a police officer in a suburban Philadelphia police department. Certified in Pennsylvania courts in the field of accident reconstruction, Phil has investigated approximately 3,500 vehicle crashes and has completed numerous driving-related training programs, including Forensic Accident Reconstruction, Advanced Accident Reconstruction, Homicide by Motor Vehicle Prosecution, DWI/DUI Detection and Enforcement, and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.


John Phillips, Attorney 
Alaniz Schraeder Linker Farris Mayes, LLP

John Phillips is an Associate Attorney at the firm who defends employers in all aspects of labor and employment litigation across the country, in both state and federal court. He defends management facing investigations by government agencies against wage and hour, employee leave, workplace safety, discrimination, harassment, disability, and retaliation charges. In addition, John advises clients on the ever-changing labor and employment landscape, and conducts webinars and other trainings for clients and human resources groups. John is an Honors graduate of The University of Texas School of Law, and he received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Michigan State University.


Rich Radi, Director, Drivers Services
ARI - Automotive Resources International
Rich Radi has more than 30 years of experience including the last seven years in the driver training industry. In September 2014, Mr. Radi was appointed to his current position in which he is responsible for ARI’s risk management and driver safety solutions. He was formerly the CEO and founder of Drivefleet, an online driver training provider for fleets. Prior to founding Drivefleet, Mr. Radi was CEO of Top Driver, one of the nation’s largest driving schools. He also co-founded Siteras Technologies, which created the auto insurance industry’s first electronic subrogation clearinghouse. Previous positions include Executive Vice President - CCC Information Services; Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing - D-Vision Systems; and various sales and management positions with IBM Corporation. He has an MBA from The University of Chicago and a BS in Accounting from Indiana University.


John Seidl, Trucking Consultant 
JSCS, Inc.
John is currently a DOT – FMCSA Consultant providing regulatory guidance to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.  He began his employment with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Wisconsin Division in June, 2005.  John was the Valedictorian of his FMCSA Academy class that graduated in October 2005.  As a Safety Investigator at FMCSA, John conducted compliance reviews at assigned companies in the State of Wisconsin.  Most of his work is conducted in the Southeastern portion of the state.  He was also a member of the National Drug/Alcohol Technical Advisory Group and the National ELD implementation team that was instrumental in moving compliance in these areas forward on a national level.   


Randy Shadley, Account Manager and Fleet Safety Specialist
Corporate Claims Management
Randy Shadley, CAFM, is a 30 year fleet industry veteran, progressing from Client Relations at U.S. Fleet Leasing, to Fleet Manager for Xerox Engineering Systems, Fleet Manager for Nextel, and Fleet Safety Manager for Sprint Nextel.  In 2010 he joined CCM as Fleet Safety Specialist, and in 2011 started ProFleet Solutions to complement his work with CCM’s FleetGuard ™ program. Randy has served as an expert witness in driver safety issues and was on the ASSE committee that published the ANSI standard Z15 - “Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations“. He has been a Certified Automotive Fleet Manager since 1998.


Dan Shive, Vice President Risk Management Services 
LeasePlan USA
Dan Shive is responsible for the sale and retention of Accident Management services, the introduction of Risk Management services to current and future clients such as policy review/revisions and implementation of safety services. He also streamlines service offerings as it relates to claim handling. During his 19-year tenure with LeasePlan, Dan has served in several other roles including Director of Operations for Collision Management and implementation manager. His previous industry experience includes five years in fleet at Great White where he managed 450 vehicles nationwide. Dan is also active in many local and national industry organizations, such as NAFA and RIMS. 


Beth Ann Stamer, Director Global Health, Safety and Environment 
Eli Lilly and Company
Beth Ann Stamer is the Director, Global Health Safety and Environment for Affiliates at Eli Lilly and Company.  Beth has spent almost 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry – where she has held positions in Sales, Compliance, Fleet Safety, Fleet Administration and Global Health Safety and Environment.  In 2008, she took her current position to develop Health Safety and Environment programs for the 20,000 Lilly Sales and Marketing employees worldwide where Motor Vehicle Safety is the number one risk.  In 2013, Beth was name one of the “Top 25 Women in Fleet” by Automotive Fleet Magazine.  Beth holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Community Health Education from Kent State University.


Julie Stevens, Senior Program Manager, Client Consulting 
Lytx Inc.
Julie Stevens serves as Senior Program Manager of Client Consulting for Lytx Inc. (formerly known as DriveCam). Julie has been with Lytx for 10 years and has worked with risk and fleet managers to improve safety and reduce liability in their fleets. Currently she assists large organizations to effectively implement the DriveCam Program to ensure the greatest reduction of risk. Julie also develops and conducts training for Lytx’s fleet customers. She is a Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) and is an active member of the National Safety Council (NSC) and National Private Trucking Council (NPTC).


Eric Strom, Marketing Product Manager Safety and Maintenance 
GE Capital Fleet Services
Eric has been with GE Capital Fleet Services for 34 years in various roles within operations as well as product management leadership roles for maintenance, fuel, safety, accident services and billing programs.  He has also managed customer service teams serving large national account customers. Eric currently oversees car and light truck maintenance products and leads new product development.  Eric has a BA in Public Relations.


John Ulczycki, Group Vice President Strategic Initiative
National Safety Council
John Ulczycki leads the National Safety Council initiatives to change the behaviors of parents of teen drivers, enact Federal and state Graduated Driver Licensing laws, build state teen driving coalitions, adopt corporate policies for distracted driving, enact laws banning all cell phone use while driving, and encourage changes in state laws and employer policies to address prescription drug abuse.  He also is responsible for NSC research and statistics, government relations, knowledge management, Federal and State grants, and the Council’s engagement with more than 25,000 volunteers who take action on safety issues in their organizations, communities and states.


Jodie Varner, Director of Business Development 
Fleet Response
Jodie Varner is the Director of Business Development for Fleet Response. She oversees the development of Fleet Response’s online safety tool Driver History Profile and manages Fleet Response’s safety team. Over the past 10 years at Fleet Response, Jodie has worked with a wide range of clients including pharmaceutical, telecommunications, sales, service, distribution and government fleets regarding their unique safety challenges. On a daily basis, she is in contact with fleet and risk managers to evaluate existing policies, discuss preventable accidents and create successful safety strategies to reduce cost and liability. She has presented at local chapter meetings for the National Association of Fleet Administrators and Risk and Insurance Management Society. 


Tony Vinciguerra, Vice President and General Manager 
Center for Transportation Safety
Tony Vinciguerra is responsible for the overall operational and financial performance of the Center for Transportation Safety (CTS), a PHH Arval company that provides extensive driver safety training to help fleets reduce risk and enhance safety in both the U.S. and Canada. He began his career at PHH in 1992 and held increasingly responsible positions in Information Technology, Business Development, New Venture Development and Product Management. In 2008, he was named Vice President of Innovation and Product Management, responsible for identifying new technologies and products to enhance revenue for PHH Arval. Prior to joining PHH Arval, Mr. Vinciguerra worked as a Management Consultant with Coopers & Lybrand, and computer programmer/project leader with Westinghouse Corporation.


Greg Wolfe, Program Manager
US State Department's Office of Safety, Health and Environmental Management
Greg Wolfe is the Program Manager for Motor Vehicle Safety in the US State Department’s Office of Safety, Health and Environmental Management. Since 2001, he has consulted at US Embassies and consulates in over 60 countries, conducting safety and health program assessments, training and fleet risk management.

Greg is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional with over 20 years of prior experience in the commercial insurance industry, providing safety and health consulting to Fortune 500 companies. He holds a Master’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and Hygiene.


Megan Young, Account Executive  
HNI Risk Services
Megan is an Account Executive at HNI Risk Services.  As an account executive, I bring a high level of expertise as an insurance advisor, identify opportunities to reduce our clients’ organizational risk and facilitate the execution of strategy. I have been committed to the trucking industry for 10 years.  I am actively involved in Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association and Women In Trucking.  Employee wellness has been a passion for many years as part of our internal wellness programming, along with helping transportation clients to implement their own wellness strategies.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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Mike Watson


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Joseph L. McKillips, CSP


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Tom Bray
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David Teater
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