2017 – 2018 ATRI Research Advisory Committee


The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) is comprised of government officials, independent scientists, labor union officials, academics and trucking company executives and suppliers from a diverse cross-section of the industry, all who understand the importance of sound science to an industry as complex as the trucking industry. The RAC is charged with annually recommending a research agenda for the Institute.

Ms. Karen Rasmussen, RAC Chairman
Chief Executive Officer
Phoenix, AZ

Mr. Jon Blackham
Policy and Government Affairs
Canadian Trucking Alliance
Toronto, Ontario

Ms. Amy Boerger
Vice President Sales
Cummins Inc.
Columbus, IN

Mr. Bill Brown
Manager of Fleet Telematics
Southeastern Freight Lines

Mr. Bob Costello
Chief Economist and Senior Vice President
American Trucking Associations
Washington, DC

Mr. Tom Cuthbertson
Vice President, Regulatory Compliance
Omnitracs LLC
Eden Prairie, MN

Mr. Dennis Dellinger
Cargo Transporters
Claremont, NC

Mr. Chip Duden
Vice President, Strategic Business Analytics
Werner Enterprises
Omaha, NE

Mr. Paul J. Enos
Chief Executive Officer
Nevada Trucking Association
Reno, NV

Mr. Thomas Fansler
Trimble Transport Mobility
Minnetonka, MN

Mr. Scott George
Chief Executive Officer
TCW, Inc.
Nashville, TN

Dr. Mike Golias
Director for Research,
Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN

Mr. Victor Hart
Director of Safety
DOT Transportation, Inc.
Mount Sterling, IL

Mr. Sanford Hodes
Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Ryder System, Inc.
Miami, FL

Mr. Ken Howden
Director, 21st Century Truck Partnership
U.S. Department of Energy
Washington, DC

Ms. Kelly Killingsworth
Vice President of Inbound Transportation
Walmart Transportation
Bentonville, AR

Ms. Victoria King
Vice President Public Affairs
Atlanta, GA

Mr. Dustin Koehl
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Total Transportation of Mississippi
Richland, MS

Ms. Caroline Mays
Director, Freight and International Trade Section
Texas DOT
Austin, TX

Ms. Lisa Mullings
President and CEO
National Association of Truck Stop Operators
Alexandria, VA

Mr. Tom Murtha
Senior Planner
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Chicago, IL

Ms. Brenda Neville
Iowa Motor Truck Association, Inc.
Des Moines, IA

Mr. Dean Newell
Vice President, Safety
Maverick USA, Inc.
Little Rock, AR

Mr. Steve Raetz
Director of Research and Market Intelligence
C.H. Robinson
Eden Prairie, MN

Mr. Wellington F. Roemer, III
President & CEO
Wellington F. Roemer Insurance, Inc.
Toledo, OH

Mr. Lee Sarratt
Director of Safety
J.B. Hunt
Lowell, AR

Deputy Chief Mark Savage
Colorado State Patrol
Lakewood, CO

Ms. Andrea Sequin
Director, Regulatory Services
Schneider National, Inc.
Green Bay, WI

Mr. Carl Stebbins
Corporate Director of Admissions and Marketing
New England Tractor Trailer Training School
Somers, CT

Mr. Harold Sumerford, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
J&M Tank Lines
Birmingham, AL

Mr. James E. Ward
President and CEO
D.M. Bowman
Williamsport, MD

Mr. Tom Weakley
Director of Operations
Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Foundation
Grain Valley, MO