Shari Simmans has over two decades’ experience in building collaborations at the C-suite level, focusing on developing successful partnerships between various stakeholders. She has assisted elected leaders and associations with media campaigns, winning a national award for communication and marketing.
Carol Schweiger, President of Schweiger Consulting, has over 37 years of experience in transportation consulting, and is nationally and internationally recognized in the field of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) for public transportation, including real-time customer information systems.
James S. "Jim" Gilmore III, was the 68th Governor of Virginia (1998-2002). In 1971, Mr. Gilmore enlisted as a volunteer in the U.S. Army after college and worked as a counter-intelligence agent in then-West Germany after intensive language training in German, in which he became fluent. In 1974, he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal for Service to NATO.
Norm Kass is the Founder and President of Drywit LLC, a consulting service aimed at identifying opportunities for marketing innovative technologies on a competitive basis and ensuring their successful integration in the global marketplace.
For nearly 25 years, Mr. Schenendorf served on the staff of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the U.S. House of Representatives. He was Chief of Staff from 1995 to 2001. In BNA's Daily Report for Executives, Mr. Schenendorf was described "as one of the most powerful staffers on the Hill, [who] has played a large role in crafting every piece of major transportation legislation in the past decade."