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    Tuesday, August 25

    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm 
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS
    Staff Recruitment and Retention: How to Motivate a Changing Workforce
    Facilitator:
    Patrice Aasmo, Director, Member Support Regions I and II, AAMVA
    Presenter:
    Bob Nelson, PhD, President, Nelson Motivation, Inc.
                          

    Fighting Fraud: Strategies for Deterrence and Detection
    Facilitator:
    Paul Steier, Director, Bureau of Investigation and Identity Protection; Member, AAMVA Vehicle Standing Committee
    Presenters:
    Kevin Shwedo, Executive Director, South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles
    Dean Reynoldson, Chief Investigator, Office of Special Investigations, Kansas Department of Revenue
    Steve Watkins, Director of License and Theft Bureau, North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles
    Michael Allen, Fraud Prevention Manager, New Orleans Passport Agency
    Steven Sebestyen, Principal, Apex Consulting
                        

    Are You Ready? CDL Compliance
    Facilitator:
    Julie Knittle, Assistant Director, Washington Department of Licensing
    Presenters:
    William Quade, Associate Administrator for Enforcement and Program Delivery,
    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
    Kevin Lewis, Director, Driver Programs, AAMVA
                     

    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS 
    Next Generation Credentials
    Facilitator:
    Geoff Slagle, Director, Identity Management, AAMVA
    Presenters:
    Mark D. Lowe, Director, Motor Vehicle Division, Iowa Department of Transportation and Chair, AAMVA Board
    Scott Vien, Director, Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles
    Mark DiFraia, Senior Director, Solutions Strategy, MorphoTrust USA
    Brenda Sprague, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State
                          

    Teen Crashes: Common Causes and How to Prevent Them
    Facilitator:
    Glenn Jackson, Director, Driver’s License Division, North Dakota Department of Transportation; Chair, AAMVA Driver Standing Committee
    Presenters:
    Daniel V. McGehee, PhD, Director, Transportation and Vehicle Safety Research Program; Adjunct Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering,
             Occupational Health and Emergency Medicine, The University of Iowa Public Policy Center
    Michelle Atwell, Highway Safety Specialist, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
                   

    The Power and Potential of NMVTIS
    Facilitator:
    Kurt Myers, Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Driver and Vehicle Services; Member-at-Large, AAMVA Board
    Presenters:
    Steve Watkins, Director, License and Theft Bureau, North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles
    Jim Taylor, President, Auto Data Direct, Inc.
    Andy Frey, Information Technology Specialist, Iowa Department of Transportation
    Todd Brighton, Enforcement Coordinator, NMVTIS Program, U.S. Department of Justice

                              

    Wednesday, August 26

    9:00 am – 10:30 am 
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS
    Changing the DMV Stereotype
    Facilitator:
    David Fierro, Chief Public Information Officer, Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles; Member, AAMVA Driver Standing Committee
    Presenters:
    Richard D. Holcomb, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles; Vice Chair, AAMVA Board,; Board Advisor, AAMVA Vehicle Standing Committee
    Whitney Brewster, Executive Director, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles;  Member, AAMVA Board
    Kristina Boardman, Deputy Administrator, Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles
    David Fierro,
    Chief Public Information Officer, Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles; Member, AAMVA Driver Standing Committee
                             

    License to Drive: Suspensions for Non-Driving Violations
    Facilitator:
    Brian Ursino, Director, Law Enforcement, AAMVA
    Presenters:
    Robert G. Mikell, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Driver Services; Member, AAMVA Board; Board Advisor, AAMVA Driver Standing Committee
    Julie Knittle, Assistant Director, Programs & Services Division, Washington Department of Licensing; Vice Chair, AAMVA Driver Standing Committee
    Donald Petit, Registrar, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
                                 

    Insurance Verification: With Just a Click of the Mouse
    Facilitator:
    James Fackler, Assistant Administrator, Customer Services Administration, Michigan Department of State
    Presenters:
    Chris Ziance, Assistant General Counsel, Progressive Insurance
    Sherry Helms, Registration Manager, Alabama Motor Vehicle Division
    Kevin Wright, Director, Information Bureau, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

                        

    1:00 pm – 2:15 pm 
    NHTSA's Safety Agenda

    Mark Rosekind, PhD, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

                                

    3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    Autonomous, Automated, Self-Driving, and Connected Vehicles 
    Facilitator:
    Cathie Curtis, Director, Vehicle Programs, AAMVA
    Presenters:
    Daniel V. McGehee, PhD, Director, Transportation and Vehicle Safety Research Program; Adjunct Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering,
            Occupational Health and Emergency Medicine, The University of Iowa Public Policy Center
    Bernard Soriano, PhD, Deputy Director, Enterprise Risk Management Division, California Department of Motor Vehicles
    Barbara Wendling, Principal Engineer, Safety Affairs and Vehicle Testing, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc
    Kevin Dopart, Program Manager for Vehicle Safety and Automation, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office, U.S. Department of Transportation
                               

    About Face: Facial Recognition Technology
    Facilitator:
    Geoff Slagle, Director, Identity Management, AAMVA
    Presenters:
    George Theobald, Director, Program Management Office, Georgia Department of Driver Services
    Betty Johnson, Administrator, Driver and Vehicle Records Division, Nebraska
    Department of Motor Vehicles; Member, AAMVA Vehicle Standing Committee
    Tom Flarity, Director, Security, Investigations and Internal Audit, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
    Sean Jowell, Assistant Chief Deputy, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

                             

    Thursday, August 27

    9:00 am – 10:30 am

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS 
    Regulation in the New Economy

    Facilitator:
    Jean Shiomoto, Director, California Department of Motor Vehicles; Secretary, AAMVA Board: Board Advisor, AAMVA Vehicle Standing Committee
    Presenters:
    Richard D. Holcomb, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles;  Vice Chair, AAMVA Board; Board Advisor, AAMVA Vehicle Standing Committee
    Chris Ziance, Assistant General Counsel, Progressive Insurance
    Brad Nail, Insurance Policy Manager, Uber Technologies, Inc.
                            

    Toward Zero Deaths

    Facilitator:
    Ian Grossman, Vice President, Member Services & Public Affairs, AAMVA
    Presenters:
    Colonel Tracy Trott, Tennessee Highway Patrol
    Allison Rougeau, Executive Director, CCMTA-CCATM
    Patrick Fernan, Administrator, Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles; Member, AAMVA Board

                          

    10:45 am – 12:00 pm
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS
    Safely Moving Freight Across North America
    Facilitator:
    Rob Ide, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles; Member, AAMVA Board; AAMVA Region I President
    Presenters:
    Tim Adams, Chief Executive Officer, IRP, Inc.

    Paul Arsenault, Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations; Chair, CCMTA-CCATM
    Jack Van Steenburg, Chief Safety Officer, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
                       

    One Driver-One License: The Future of Credentialing
    Facilitator:
    Ian Grossman, Vice President, Member Services & Public Affairs, AAMVA
    Presenters:
    Ted Sobel, Director, Office of State-Issued ID Support, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    Christine Nizer, Chief Deputy Administrator, Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration; Chair, Driver License and Identification Cards Verification Systems Board
    Kristina Boardman, Deputy Administrator, Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles

                             

    10:45 am – 12:00 pm 
    Impaired Driving: Under the Influence

    Facilitator:
    Brian Ursino, Director, Law Enforcement, AAMVA
    Presenters:
    Sergeant Ehrin Ehlert, Ignition Interlock Program Administrator, Tennessee Highway Patrol
    Mike Brown, Director, Office of Impaired Driving and Occupant Protection, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    Darrin Grondel, Director, Washington Traffic Safety Commission; Chair, AAMVA Law Enforcement Standing Committee

                         

    1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS 
    Fighting Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation
    Facilitator:
    Lietuenant Colonel Gary Gorski, Michigan State Police
    Presenter:
    David Lorenzen, Chief, Iowa Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Enforcement
                             

    Medically-at-Risk Drivers and DMV Medical Programs
    Facilitator:
    Glenn Jackson, Director, Driver’s License Division, North Dakota Department of Transportation; Chair, AAMVA Driver Standing Committee
    Presenters:
    Kim Snook, Director, Office of Driver Services, Iowa Department of Transportation
    Christine Nizer, Chief Deputy Administrator, Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration; Chair, Driver License and Identification Cards Verification Systems Board
                      

    Transportation Funding and the Role of VMTs
    Facilitator:
    Thomas McClellan, Administrator, Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services; Member, AAMVA Board; AAMVA Region IV President
    Presenters:
    Paul Trombino, III, Director, Iowa Department of Transportation
    Clayton Boyd Dickerson-Walden, Director, Motorist Services, Florida Division of Motor Vehicles Services
    Thomas McClellan, Administrator, Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services; AAMVA Board; AAMVA Region IV President

                          

    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS
    The Immigration Impact
    Facilitator:
    Jean Shiomoto, Director, California Department of Motor Vehicles; Secretary, AAMVA Board; Board Advisor, AAMVA Vehicle Standing Committee 
    Presenters:
    Jean Shiomoto, Director, California Department of Motor Vehicles; Secretary, AAMVA Board; Board Advisor, AAMVA Vehicle Standing Committee
    Tim Benz, Management & Program Analyst, SAVE Program, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    Sara Bush, Management & Program Analyst, SAVE Program, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
                              

    DMVMatch.com
    Facilitator:
    Patrick Fernan, Administrator, Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles; Member, AAMVA Board
    Presneters:
    Kurt Myers, Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Driver and Vehicle Services; Member-at-Large, AAMVA Board
    Jeremiah Kuntz, Division Director, Title and Registration Division, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
    Lisa Kaspar, Director, Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles
    Steve Burford, Executive Director, Motor Vehicles & Agent Support, Service Alberta
                        

    Calling All (Police) Cars! Large Truck and Bus Enforcement
    Facilitator:
    Darrin Grondel, Director, Washington Traffic Safety Commission; Chair, AAMVA Law Enforcement Standing Committee
    Presenters:
    Jack Van Steenburg, Chief Safety Officer, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
    Darrin Grondel, Director, Washington Traffic Safety Commission; Chair, AAMVA Law Enforcement Standing Committee
    Peter Odom, Senior Attorney, National District Attorneys Association