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|2020 Convention Speakers|
2020 Convention Speakers
President & Chief Operating Officer, American Transportation Research Institute
Rebecca Brewster is President and Chief Operating Officer of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). ATRI is the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, whose mission is research to improve the trucking industry’s safety and productivity.
Rebecca is the recipient of several awards including Fleet Owner magazine’s 2016 Dozen Outstanding Women in Trucking, the 2013 Influential Woman in Trucking award from the Women in Trucking Association, and the 2010 J.R. Bob Halladay award given by the 50 state trucking associations.
Rebecca has been with ATRI for over 25 years. Prior to that, she was the Public and Governmental Affairs Director for the Cary, North Carolina Chamber of Commerce and a Fleet Analyst with Moen, Inc. Rebecca has a B.A. in English from Wofford College and she is a Fellow of the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership.
Director National Accounts, Nikola Corporation
Bill Cherry has over 25 years’ experience in the banking and transportation sectors. He began his career in the Executive Management Training program at SunTrust Bank in the mid 1990s. After working in traditional banking, he joined a FinTech company, Electronic Funds Source. EFS is a payment processing company that focuses on the transportation sector.
Bill served as Director of National Accounts and has worked with many of the largest Over the Road fleets in the US. He joined Nikola Motor in the spring of 2018 and is currently the Director National Accounts, spending his time sharing the Nikola Motor story with fleets and industry leaders who want a better understanding of how zero emission trucks will impact the transportation sector in the years to come.
President & CEO, Gas South
Kevin Greiner has served as Gas South’s President and CEO since the company’s founding in 2006. sales and driving to dock work and safety. Since that time, Gas South has become one of the Southeast’s leading retail energy providers, roughly doubling in size to serve over 320,000 residential, business and governmental customers in competitive natural gas markets in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
He has over 20 years of experience in the energy industry, having also worked at Southern Company and Enron Corp.
Kevin earned an MBA and MS in natural resource policy from the University of Michigan and a BA from Wesleyan University. His hobbies include playing tennis, scuba diving, playing the piano, and traveling the world with family and friends. He and his wife, Robyn Roberts, have two children and live in Decatur, Georgia.
President, Triple G Express Inc. - Chairman, American Trucking Associations
Randy has more than 33 years of experience working in the trucking industry and is President of Triple G Express, Inc. and Southeastern Motor Freight, Inc. During his time in trucking, Randy has worked in all aspects of the business, ranging from sales and driving to dock work and safety.
Randy is the Chairman of American Trucking Associations, the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. The Guillot family has been longtime active members of the American Trucking Associations, with Randy’s father, Elmo Guillot, instilling a strong commitment to serve the industry and the ATA federation. Randy is also Past Chairman of Louisiana Motor Transport Association.
Randy graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a BA in Business Administration. He has been married to his wife Renee’ since 1983 and the couple has 3 grown children and one grandchild.
Director of Business Development, Chesapeake Utilities
Kevin McCrackin is the Director of Business Development for Chesapeake Utilities. His responsibilities include oversight of Marlin Gas Services, a compressed natural gas (CNG) virtual pipeline trucking operation, establishment of CNG fueling stations, fuel supply contracting (including CNG, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewable natural gas (RNG)), and the development of RNG and LNG production facilities and distributed generation projects.
Kevin has held positions with numerous responsibilities, including business development, gas supply acquisition and hedging, sales and marketing, construction services, field operations, alternative fuel fleet management and regulatory affairs. He has been involved in a number of start-up energy companies, energy services operations and natural gas infrastructure projects, including New Fortress Energy (1st LNG plant in FL), Gas South, UtiliPRO Home Services, AGL Energy Services and AGL Biogas operations.
Don Osterberg served as senior vice president for Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services. In this position he was responsible for safety, security, driver training, and regulatory compliance. Currently Don is a member of The Board of Directors for Precision Sleep Solutions and the Board of Advisors for SmartDrive.
In Don’s military career he served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of Colonel before retiring. His tours of duty included Europe, Southwest Asia and the continental United States. He served as the strategic advisor to the President of the United States and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff while serving on the National Airborne Operations Center staff, battalion command of the Army’s Airbase Defense Battalion.
Don holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a master’s degree from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He is now retired and lives in Eagle River, Wisconsin with his wife of 42 years.
Todd Simo M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Managing Director of Transportation, HireRight
Dr. Simo served as HireRight’s medical director starting in 2009 and was promoted to chief medical officer in 2015. In addition to maintaining his role as CMO, Dr. Simo was also appointed to the role of Managing Director of HireRight’s transportation business in 2018.
Dr. Simo came to HireRight with a decade of experience in the medical consulting arena. Before that he was the medical director for an occupational health clinic in Virginia and owned a consulting firm providing medical director services to employers across the United States. In that capacity, he established multiple customer-specific health and drug screening services.
Dr. Simo completed his medical training at the University of Minnesota and served as a Naval Medical Officer until 1998. He is a board-certified medical review officer with vast experience and training in family, occupational and addiction medicine. Along with his clinical experience, Dr. Simo was a clinical investigator for three pharmaceutical companies and has served on multiple speaker bureaus.