May 29-30, 2013 · Titian Ballroom · The Venetian · LAS VEGAS, NV
2013 Speaker List
Wednesday Opening Speaker: Outlook for Trucking
Donald Broughton, managing director, Avondale Partners
Donald Broughton is a Senior Research Analyst and Managing Director covering Industrials and Transportation. Prior to joining Avondale, Donald was a Senior Research Analyst at A.G. Edwards covering Industrials from 1995 to 2007. His coverage has included trucking, airfreight, railroads and freight forwarders. Before that, Donald spent eight years in various distribution and operations management roles in the beverage industry, including serving as the corporate distribution manager for the Dr Pepper/Seven Up companies and chief operating officer of Bevmark Concepts.
Thursday Opening Speaker: The state of the trucking industry
Mike Card, president, Combined Transport and chairman of the American Trucking Associations
Michael Card is president and CEO of Combined Transport, Inc., and chairman of the American Trucking Associations. He is a past chairman of the Oregon Trucking Association.
Founded in 1980 by Mike’s father, Richard, Combined Transport has 433 trucks and hauls building materials, glass and heavy haul equipment on flatbeds and lowboys in 48 states and Canada. It is located in Central Point, Ore.
Panel – Infrastructure funding: What are the options?
Larry Ehl, publisher, Transportation Issues Daily
Larry Ehl publishes the nationally recognized Transportation Issues Daily (www.TransportationIssuesDaily.com) e-newsletter, read by businesses, elected officials and all levels of government and both political parties in all 50 states. Ehl promotes the needs and positive impacts of all transportation modes in increasing economic and community vitality. He has nearly 15 years of public and private sector transportation policy experience.
Darrin Roth, director of highway operations, American Trucking Associations
As director of highway operations for the American Trucking Associations, Darrin Roth coordinates policy efforts on transportation authorization and appropriations bills, monitors and analyzes federal truck size and weight regulations, and advocates for effective investment in the nation’s transportation system to improve highway infrastructure conditions and reduce traffic congestion.
Roth has served in his current role since 2001. He joined ATA in 1996 as a Transportation Policy Analyst.
Will Kempton, executive director, Transportation California
Transportation innovator and manager, Will Kempton, has 40 years experience in transportation, public service and government affairs, and is currently serving as Executive Director of Transportation California, and industry-based transportation advocacy group.
Mr. Kempton has moved between public and private posts throughout his varied career, which began at Caltrans, the California State Department of Transportation, in 1976. As chief of the Office of Revenue Management, Kempton oversaw California’s capital highway budget and later, as Assistant Director in charge of Legislative and Congressional Affairs, he secured passage of numerous pieces of legislation that benefitted the state.
In 1985, Mr. Kempton became Executive Director of the Santa Clara County Traffic Authority, managing its billion-dollar highway construction program, the first of its kind in the state. In 1992, Kempton became a partner in Smith, Kempton & Watts, a Sacramento advocacy firm where he consulted in programs and policies to enhance effectiveness of public and private resources. In 2002, he became Assistant City Manager of the City of Folsom, and was recruited to head Caltrans in 2004. He served as Director of Caltrans from 2004 to 2009, and most recently spent nearly four years as Chief Executive Officer of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA).
Mr. Kempton has been credited with rebuilding Caltrans’ reputation through rapid project delivery, moving stimulus dollars into needed transportation projects and instilling a more businesslike approach at the state transportation agency.
Fleet Panel – Staying profitable in a challenging environment
After beginning his career with The Dependable Companies as a dockworker at age 18, Bob Massman went on to work as a truck driver, dispatcher and account executive before becoming vice president. In his current role, Massman performs political advocacy and handles driver relations. He has been involved with the California Trucking Association for 35 years and currently serves as its president.
Panel – Compliance, Safety, Accountability- Where Do We Go From Here?
With 24 years of experience in the transportation safety industry, Collin Mooney joined the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance in 2003 and currently serves as its deputy executive director. A Canadian citizen, Mooney began his public safety career in Canada with the Saskatchewan Highway Transport Patrol and spent several years with the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Branch of Alberta Justice & Solicitor General based in Calgary, Alberta
Bryan Price is a senior transportation specialist with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration where he has served in various capacities for the last 22 years. He is directly involved in the development of national truck and bus safety enforcement programs and currently serves as the FMCSA’s Compliance Safety Accountability program manager.
Price is a graduate of the University of Arkansas where he majored in transportation and logistics.
Panel- How carriers and owner-operators can meet equipment and classification requirements in 2013 and beyond
Mark “Sturdy” Sturdevant is a fleet sales, grant and emissions specialist for Velocity Vehicle Group. He has 32 years of experience in commercial truck sales and emissions compliance. He has been a member of the California Trucking Association for 26 years and currently serves on the CTA Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
Robert Tennies,truck sales consultant,Western Truck Parts & Equipment