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Appendix A Team Members

Contact Information

John Conrad (AASHTO co-chair)
Assistant Secretary
Washington State Department of Transportation
Engineering and Regional Operations
PO Box 47316
Olympia, WA 98504-7316
Telephone: (360) 705-7032
Fax: (360) 705-6803
E-mail: conradj@wsdot.wa.gov

David Helman (FHWA co-chair)
Traffic Incident Management
Program Manager
Room 3408
400 Seventh Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20590
Telephone: (202) 366-8042
Fax: (202) 366-3225
E-mail: david.helman@fhwa.dot.gov

Rebecca Brewster
President and Chief Operating Officer
American Transportation Research
Institute (Trucking)
1800 Lake Park Drive, Suite 123
Smyrna, GA 30080
Telephone: (770) 432-0628
Fax: (770) 432-0638
E-mail: rbrewster@trucking.org

John Corbin
State Traffic Engineer
Wisconsin DOT
4802 Sheboygan Ave., Room 501
PO Box 7986
Madison, WI 53707-7986
Telephone: (608) 266-0459
Fax: (608) 267-7856
E-mail: john.corbin@dot.state.wi.us

Henry deVries
Captain, New York State Police
I-95 Corridor Coalition
PO Box 453
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Cell phone: (914) 403-9897
E-mail: hdevries@dot.state.ny.us

Dr. Gene Hawkins
(report facilitator)
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
3136 TAMU
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3136
Telephone: (979) 845-9294
Fax: (979) 845-6481
E-mail: gene-h@tamu.edu

Greg Jones
Freeway Management Specialist
FHWA Resource Center
61 Forsyth Street, Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: (404) 562-3906
Fax: (404) 562-3700
E-mail: gregm.jones@fhwa.dot.gov

Kevin McGinnis, MPS, EMT-P
Program Advisor
National Association of State EMS Directors
57 Central Street
Hallowell, ME 04347
Telephone/Fax: (207) 622-7203
E-mail: mcginnis@nasemsd.org

Ron Moore
Battalion Chief/Training Officer
McKinney, TX, Fire Department
3527 S. Echo Trail
Plano, TX 75023
Telephone: (214) 578-3405
Fax: (972) 542-8745
E-mail: rmoore@mckinneytexas.org

Mark Olson
Traffic Operations Engineer
FHWA Texas Division
300 E. 8th Street, Room 826
Austin, TX 78701
Telephone: (512) 536-5972
Fax: (512) 536-5990
E-mail: mark.olson@fhwa.dot.gov

Larry Tibbits
Chief Operations Officer
Michigan DOT-Executive
PO Box 30050
Lansing, MI 48909
Telephone: (517) 373-4656
Fax: (517) 335-2785
E-mail: tibbitsl@michigan.gov

Michael Zezeski
Director, Office of CHART
& ITS Development
Maryland State Highway Administration
7491 Connelley Drive
Hanover, MD 21076
Telephone: (410) 582-5605
Fax: (410) 582-9880
E-mail: mzezeski@sha.state.md.us


John Conrad (AASHTO co-chair) is assistant secretary and chief engineer with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) in Olympia, WA. Conrad directs and oversees the agency's highway design and construction, traffic operations, maintenance, and research programs. His responsibilities include intelligent highway system (ITS) development and operations. Conrad led WSDOT's efforts to develop a statewide incident response program. With a mission of "Clearing Roads and Helping Drivers," the program provides incident clearance and motorist assistance with dedicated personnel and specially equipped vehicles roving during peak traffic periods and on call 24/7. Conrad has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Nebraska and a master's degree in transportation planning from Kansas State University. He is a registered professional engineer in Washington and Kansas. He is chairman of the AASHTO Subcommittee on Operations and Management. He is a member the Transportation Research Board, American Society of Civil Engineers, and AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways, and has authored several papers.

David Helman (FHWA co-chair) is the traffic incident management (TIM) program manager for FHWA in Washington, DC. Helman guides the development, execution, and assessment of the FHWA TIM program, and provides technical assistance and guidance to public- and private-sector partners and FHWA field offices. Before joining FHWA, he served as the safety programs engineer in the West Virginia Department of Highways and was a senior associate with a national traffic consulting firm. Helman holds bachelor's degrees from the University of Illinois and Rockford College and a master's degree in civil engineering from West Virginia University. He is a registered professional engineer. He serves on technical committees of the Transportation Research Board and ITS America, several research panels of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, and the IEEE Incident Management Standards Working Group. He served on the working group of the National Fire Service Incident Management System Consortium, which recently completed the Incident Management System Model Procedures Guide for Highway Incidents.

Rebecca Brewster is president and chief operating officer of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), where she leads research activities in the areas of safety and human factors, environmental factors, technology, and transportation security. ATRI advocates for and conducts research in the transportation community, with an emphasis on the trucking industry's essential role in a safe, efficient, and viable transportation system. Throughout her ATRI career, Brewster has been involved in a number of outreach and education initiatives on traffic incident management (TIM) and has authored several reports on TIM best practices. She served as director of the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition, a national stakeholder group promoting traffic incident management to improve highway safety and reduce congestion. Brewster serves on the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board, the Board of Trustees of the Mineta Transportation Institute, and the Board of Directors of the University of Minnesota's ITS Institute. Brewster has a bachelor's degree from Wofford College and is a fellow of the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership.

John Corbin is the state traffic engineer for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), and has also served as a freeway operations engineer and ITS program manager in the metropolitan Milwaukee area. Before joining WisDOT 10 years ago, he worked as a traffic control engineer for the city of Milwaukee and as a construction engineer for the Illinois DOT. Corbin chairs the Institute of Transportation Engineers' Traffic Incident Management Committee and AASHTO's Traffic Incident Management Task Force. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Traffic Operations Committee, the TRB Freeway Operations Committee, the IEEE Incident Management Working Group, and the ITS America Public Safety Forum. Corbin has a bachelor's degree in transportation engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a master's degree in civil and environmental engineering through the University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin. He is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin, and is nationally certified as a professional traffic operations engineer.

Henry deVries, a New York State Police captain, is police manager of the interdisciplinary Hudson Valley Transportation Management Center. He oversees several joint projects of the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and New York State Police, such as the regional coordination of ITS design and deployment, a 33-vehicle highway service patrol program, the regional contract towing and recovery program, and specialized enforcement programs related to NYSDOT initiatives. He is project manager for the region's computer-aided dispatch/mobile data/ATMS interface project, and serves as a liaison between the State Police and NYSDOT on ITS deployment, TMC operations, and functionality issues. In addition, deVries serves as co-chair of the I-95 Corridor Coalition's Coordinated Incident Management Program Track. He is on committees related to ITS deployment and integration, computer-aided dispatch system integration, and traffic incident management through the Hudson Valley Steering Committee, USDOT ITS Joint Program Office, and AASHTO, respectively. He is a graduate of the State University of New York, and has a master's degree in public administration from Marist College.

Dr. Gene Hawkins (report facilitator) is an associate professor and division head in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. He also holds a joint appointment as a research engineer with the Texas Transportation Institute. He teaches and conducts transportation engineering research with an emphasis on traffic operations and traffic control devices. Much of his research focuses on various aspects of visibility issues. Hawkins holds three civil engineering degrees (Ph.D., master's, and bachelor's) from Texas A&M University. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas. He is also an active participant in several national organizations, including the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, the Transportation Research Board, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the American Traffic Safety Services Association.

Gregory Jones is a freeway management and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) specialist at the FHWA Resource Center in Atlanta, GA, where he provides technical assistance, training, and promotion of new technologies in the field of freeway operations and transportation management. In particular, Jones serves as a national technical contact for the deployment of traffic incident management as a congestion mitigation strategy. Jones has served in this capacity as technical specialist since the FHWA Resource Center was developed in 1999. Before that, Jones was FHWA's regional ITS specialist for the Southwestern United States and also worked in the Florida, Georgia, and Maryland Divisions. Jones graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He serves on technical committees of ITS America, the Transportation Research Board, and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Kevin McGinnis is program advisor to the National Association of State EMS Directors (NASEMSD). McGinnis is the NASEMSD liaison to the ITS America Public Safety Advisory Group to the U.S. Department of Transportation. As NASEMSD program advisor, he is responsible for intelligent transportation systems, public safety communications, and other technology matters, and also serves as trauma system coordinator for Maine Emergency Medical Services (Maine EMS). In 30 years as an EMS system builder, McGinnis has been a hospital emergency department director, Maine EMS and Enhanced 9-1-1 director, an EMS instructor, and chief of hospital-based and volunteer ambulance services. As an EMS consultant, he has evaluated and assisted individual ambulance services and entire State EMS systems. McGinnis has a bachelor's degree in health care delivery systems from Brown University and a master's degree in hospital and health services administration from Cornell University. He continues to practice as a paramedic.

Ron Moore is a battalion chief for the McKinney, TX, Fire Department. Moore serves as training officer for the 100- member department and is its certified occupational health and safety officer. Training developed by Moore includes a highway safety-oriented program titled "Safe Parking," which addresses policies and procedures for operating in or near moving traffic. This program, originally developed in 1999, was the first highway safety training curriculum created in the United States specifically for fire and emergency service personnel and is endorsed as a model program by the Emergency Responder Safety Institute. Moore has an associate's degree in fire protection technology. He is the chief instructor for ResponderSafety.com and a contributing editor of Firehouse magazine, the most widely circulated national periodical of the fire and emergency services industry.

Mark Olson is the traffic operations engineer for the FHWA Texas Division in Austin, TX. Olson is responsible for federally funded ITS and major traffic management projects in Texas. He focuses on incident management, regional ITS architecture development, and co-location of traffic and emergency management facilities. Before joining FHWA in 1984, he worked with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation on construction projects. Olson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin—Madison and has a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a licensed professional engineer in Wisconsin and Texas, and is involved in the national and local chapters of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and ITS America.

Larry Tibbits is chief operations officer (COO) at the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), overseeing 2,200 employees in the Bureaus of Highway Development and Highway Delivery, seven Region Offices, and 26 Transportation Service Centers. Traffic operations are part of the organizational responsibility of the COO, and the Michigan Intelligent Transportation System in the Metro Detroit area reports directly to Tibbits. Incident management, including successful courtesy patrols, is a major part of that organization. Tibbits began his MDOT career in 1970 and has held various positions in traffic engineering, public transportation, and railroad engineering. Tibbits has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University. He serves on Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Boards for Wayne State University and Michigan State University.

Michael Zezeski is the director of the Office of CHART (Coordinated Highways Action Response Team) and ITS Development for the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA). In his position, Zezeski oversees all of Maryland SHA's ITS programs, including the CHART statewide operations program. Before that, Zezeski served as chief of the Traffic Development and Support Division in the Office of Traffic and Safety. He has more than 27 years' experience in traffic engineering, traffic operations, and ITS. Zezeski has a bachelor's degree in transportation engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He serves on many State and national committees involving ITS, transportation management, and operations. He is a graduate of Maryland SHA's Advanced Leadership Program.

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