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    Monday, July 13

    3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS
    Vehicles: When Unconventional Becomes Conventional
    Facilitator:
    Eric Alsvan, Manager Online Programs, Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services
    Presenters:
    Scott Clapper, Chief of Vehicle Services, Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles
    William Childress, Director of Vehicle Services, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Kay Kishbaugh, Vehicle Inspection Division Chief, Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services

    Cultivating Relationships with the Farming Community
    Facilitator:
    Anita Wasko, Director, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services
    Presenters:
    Corporal Richard Koontz, Supervisor, Commercial Vehicle Safety Division, Pennsylvania State Police (presentation not available)
    William Quade, Associate Administrator for Enforcement and Program Delivery, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
    John Bell, Government Affairs Counsel, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau

    DMV Medical Programs: Best Practices and Proven Successes
    Facilitator:
    John Zimmerman, Special Driver Programs Manager, Driver Safety Division, Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services
    Presenters:
    Joe Zeagman, Manager of the Driver Improvement Office, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
    Christine Nizer, Deputy Administrator of Central Operations and Safety Programs, Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
    Laura Krol, Driver Safety Division Chief, Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services Program

    4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    Supporting Organ Donor Organizations: The DMV Role
    Facilitator:
    Douglas Haines, Director, Bureau of Support Services, Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services
    Presenters:
    Mark Lowe, Director, Motor Vehicle Division, Iowa Department of Transportation
    John Green, Director of Community Relations, Gift of Life Donor Program
    Scott Shenk, Driver License Division Chief, Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services

    Interagency Partnerships: Reducing Costs and Creating Efficiencies
    Facilitator:
    Tammi Popp, Customer Service Division Chief, Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services
    Presenters:
    John Lefebvre, Special Projects Manager, Safety Policy & Education Branch, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
    Dr. Lloyd Robertson, Team Leader, Road Safety Research Office, Safety Policy and Education Branch, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
    Stephen Tomassini, Vehicle Registration Division Chief, Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services
    Stephen Aux, Chief Information Officer, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

    Driving High: Evaluating the Incidence and Impact
    Facilitator:
    Kara Templeton, Director, Bureau of Driver Licensing, Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services
    Presenters:
    Diane Wigle, Impaired Driving Division Chief, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    Francine Rubin, Team Leader, Special Projects, Road Safety Research Office, Safety Policy and Education Branch, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
    Brian Ursino, Director, Law Enforcement, AAMVA


    Tuesday, July 14

    9:00 am – 10:30 am
    GENERAL SESSION
    Non-Driver Violations: The Impact on Courts, Law Enforcement and DMVs
    Facilitator:
    Kara Templeton, Director, Bureau of Driver Licensing, Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services
    Presenters:
    Brian Ursino, Director, Law Enforcement, AAMVA
    Julie Knittle, Assistant Director, Programs & Services Division, Washington Department of Driver Licensing
    Mike Mitchell, Legislative Liaison, Georgia Department of Driver Services

    11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    Federal Systems Update
    Great American Hall Red Room
    Terrell Martin, Business Manager, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services
    Presenters:
    Christine Nizer, Deputy Administrator of Central Operations and Safety Programs, Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
    Thomas Manuel, Senior Manager, Business Solutions, AAMVA
    Timothy Benz, SAVE DMV Liaison, United States Citizen and Immigration Services

    Autonomous Vehicles: V2V and V2I Impacts
    Facilitator:
    Cathie Curtis, Director, Vehicle Programs, AAMVA
    Presenters:
    Mark Kopko, Senior Civil Engineer, Highway Safety and Traffic Operations Division, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
    Allen D. Biehler, Executive Director, Traffic 21, Carnegie Mellon University
    Cem Hatipoglu, PhD, Electronic Systems Safety Research Division Chief, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    REAL ID
    Facilitator:
    Chris Miller, License Control Division Chief, Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services
    Presenters:
    Ted Sobel, Director, Office of State-Issued ID Support, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    Robert Ide, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles and Vice President, AAMVA Region I
    Mark DiFraia, Senior Director of Solutions Strategy, MorphoTrust

    1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    GENERAL SESSION
    Sovereign Citizens’ Movement (presentations not available for this session) 
    Facilitator:
    Donald Smith, Assistant Chief Counsel, Vehicle and Traffic Law Division, Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services
    Presenters:
    Paul Hodos, Intelligence Analyst, Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Sergeant Gregory Shackelford, Maryland Coordination and Analysis Command Gang Branch, Maryland State Police
    Laura Theurer, Intelligence Analyst, Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Pennsylvania State Police

    3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    Viewing the Box Differently: Transportation Commerce in the 21st Century (presentations not available)
    Facilitator:
    Anita Wasko, Director, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services
    Presenters:
    Brooke Kintz, Government Relations Manager, Tesla Motors, Inc.  – Washington Office 
    Jennifer Krusius, General Manager, Uber Pittsburgh

    Honoring Those Who Serve: Military and Veteran Partnerships
    Facilitator:
    Craig Yetter, Community Relations Coordinator, Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services
    Presenters:
    Selden Fritschner, Chief, Commercial Driver’s License Division, Office of Safety Programs, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
    Chris Thropp, Owner and Vice President, The Sage Corporation
    Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry G. Beck, Jr., Deputy Adjutant General for Veterans Affairs, Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
    Matt Leary, Military and Veterans Program Manager, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

    Getting Sassy with Digital Messaging and Marketing DMV Services
    Facilitator:
    David Rotigel, Director, Information and Fiscal Services Office, Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services
    Presenters:
    Sara Lavoie, Acting Director of Enforcement Services, Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles
    Kelli Roberts, Manager of Marketing and Business Development, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
    Glenn Rowe, Highway Safety and Traffic Operations Division Chief, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    Transportation Funding: The Role of VMTs, Tolling and Increased Fees
    Facilitator:
    Eric Alsvan, Manager Online Programs, Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services
    Presenters:
    Peter “Jack” Basso, Principal, Peter J. Basso and Associates, LLC
    Larry Shifflet, Director, Bureau of Program Development and Management, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
    George Schoener, Executive Director, I-95 Corridor Coalition (presentation not available)

    Supporting a Positive Work Environment While Bridging the Generational Gap

    Facilitator:
    Douglas Haines, Director, Bureau of Support Services, Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services
    Presenters:
    Ibrahima Barry, Deputy Registrar, Customer Service, Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (presentation not available)
    Robert Ide, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles
    Mark Lowe, Director, Motor Vehicle Division, Iowa Department of Transportation

    Data Security in the 21st Century and a Changing Generational Perspective
    Facilitator:
    Geoff Slagle, Director, ID Management, AAMVA
    Presenters:
    Eric Webb, Business Manager, Bureau of Enterprise Projects, Office of Administration, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Pierre Yves Boyer, Chief Security Officer, AAMVA
    Andrew Hacker, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Administration, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (presentation not available)


    Wednesday, July 15

    8:30 am - 10:00 am
    GENERAL SESSION
    Facial Recognition Technology: Best Practices and Proven Successes
    Facilitator:
    Brent Lawson, Director, Risk Management Office, Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services
    Presenters:
    Brian Ursino, Director, Law Enforcement, AAMVA
    Thomas Flarity, Director of Security and Investigations, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (presentation not available)
    Owen J. McShane, Director of Field Investigations, New York Department of Motor Vehicles (presentation not available)
    Harry Gordino, Office for Information Technology, Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Administration (presentation not available)
    Monika Ross, Office for Information Technology, Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Administration (presentation not available)
    Lucinda Stone, Office for Information Technology, Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Administration (presentation not available)  

    10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    GENERAL SESSION
    Fighting Human Trafficking: DMV, Law Enforcement & Motoring Public Partnerships
    Facilitator:
    Kurt Myers
    Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services and President, AAMVA Region I
    Presenters:
    Rhonda Hendrickson, Director of Violence and Intervention and Prevention Services, YWCA of Greater Harrisburg
    Kylla Lanier, Deputy Director, Truckers Against Trafficking
    Keith Fowler, National Program Manager, Transnational Crime and Public Safety Division, Identity and Benefit Fraud Unit, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (presentation not available)