2018 Keynote Speakers

Patrick Mulick

"The Transformational Mindset"

The success of pupil transportation rises and falls on those who have the potential to lead. This includes every employee, from the transportation director to the bus aide. It is in each person's capacity to not control a situation, but rather positively influence the outcome that will truly make a difference with students. Get your cheer on as Patrick Mulick takes you through an inspirational experience in what it takes to create a positive transformation in your department. You will laugh, you will learn, and without a doubt you will "WOOO!"

Billi Lee

“How Savvy Are You?”

"The Bear Story" is a timeless and timely, entertaining and thought-provoking fable that will help STN EXPO attendees assess how workplace savvy they are. This simple yet profound story has helped people from very diverse cultures like Russia, Mexico and Australia, and in organizations as different as the CIA, Caterpillar and Comcast understand themselves, their colleagues and the system in which they work more clearly.

Learn when to:

  • Exert control and when to be resilient
  • Practice personal exclusivity and when to form professional alliances
  • Be personal and when to depersonalize

The lessons student transporters will walk away with will result in an enhanced ability to avoid damaging political pitfalls.

2017 Conference Speakers

Tim Ammon

Vice President, School Bus Consultants

 

Fred Andersky

Director, Customer Solutions & Controls

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

 

David Anderson

Director of Transportation

Adams 12 Five-Star Schools (Colo.)

 

Theresa Anderson

Anderson Consulting

 

Thomas Barth, Ph.D.

Survival Factors Investigator/Biomechanics Engineer

National Transportation Safety Board

 

Ben Belnap, Ph.D

Certified School Psychologist

Primary Children’s Hospital, Salt Lake City

 

Linda F. Bluth, Ed.D.

Special Needs Expert

Ellicott City, Md.

 

Marshall Casey

Director of Fleet Maintenance (ret.)

South Carolina Department of Education

 

Jeff Cassell

School Bus Safety Company

 

Matthew Clapp

North America Small Bus Manager

Kidde Fire Technologies

 

Walt Commans

Automotive Service Excellence

 

Denny Coughlin

School Bus Training Company

 

Aaron Dempsey

Okemos Public Schools (Mich.)

 

Norm Dube

Fire Investigator

ND Services, Inc.

 

Barbara Duffield

ESSA/McKinney-Vento Act Policy Expert

 

Todd Duncan

Tyler Technologies

 

Kevin Easley

Transportation Director

Raytown (Mo.) Quality Schools

 

Chris Ellison

Transportation Manager

Eugene (Ore.) School District

 

Tod Eskra

President, Transportation Services Co.

 

Amanda Essex

Transportation Analyst

National Conference of State Legislatures

 

Michael Flood

Vice President of Strategy

Kajeet

 

Glenna Gallo, M.S, M.B.A.

Special Education Director

Utah State Department of Education

President, National Association of State Directors of Special Education

 

Ali Haghani, Ph.D.

Prof. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

University of Maryland

 

Launi Harden

Transportation Supervisor

Washington County (Utah) School District

 

Charlie Hood

Executive Director

NASDPTS

 

Betty Hughes

Pupil Transportation Safety Institute

 

Alexis Kostas, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor of Robotics

University of Nevada, Reno

 

Jeff Krueger

Director of Product Development

USSC Group/Fogmaker

 

 

Dan Mannix

Asst. Superintendent

Beekmantown (N.Y.) CSD

 

Greg Marvel

School Board Member

San Ramon (Calif.) Valley USD

 

Sonia Mastros

President

Orbit Software, Inc.

 

Pete Meslin

Director of Transportation

Newport-Mesa (Calif.) USD

 

Bruce Miles

Director of Government Specifications &

Product Validation

Blue Bird Corporation

 

Patrick Mulick, B.C.B.A.

Autism Coordinator

Auburn (Wash.) School District

 

Charlie Ott

Director of Transportation

Fremont (Calif.) USD

 

Tim Purvis

Director of Transportation

Poway (Calif.) Unified School District

 

Keshav Guptha Ragunathan

Senior Director, Asset Management

National Express, LLC

 

Dan Roberts

Consultant

Transfinder

 

Alexandra Robinson

Executive Director of Transportation

New York City Department of Education

 

Joe Scesny

Safety Consultant

Supervising Motor Vehicle Inspector (ret.)

NY State Department of Transportation

 

Ali Shafani, Ph.D.

Prof. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

University of Maryland

 

Michael Shields

Director of Transportation

Salem-Keizer (Ore.) Public Schools

 

Sue Shutrump

OT/PT Supervisor

Trumbull County (Ohio) ESC

 

GP Singh

CEO & Founder, ByteCurve, LLC

 

Scott Smay

Director, Research & Development

Navistar/IC Bus

 

Eric Smith

Transportation Director

Seneca R-7 School District in Neosho, Mo.

 

Ben Springer, Ph.D.

Director of Special Education

Wasatch County (Utah) School District

 

Cindy Steigerwald

Director of Transportation/Safety

Mukilteo (Wash.) School District

 

Mike Stotler

Manager of Service Education

Thomas Built Buses

 

Mark Swackhamer

Assistant Director of Transportation

Humble (Texas) ISD

 

Michael Terreri

Project Manager, Clean Transportation

Center for Sustainable Energy

 

Jay Thurber

Transportation Coordinator

CSI Head Start/Early Head Start

Shoshone, Idaho

 

Jesus M. Villahermosa, Jr.

Owner & Founder

Crisis Reality Training, Inc.

 

Winship Wheatley

Attorney & Consultant

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