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.
Mari Stull has over 20 years of senior international trade and regulatory experience. Stull was founding Executive Director of the Caribbean Agribusiness Association, established the International Council for Grocery Manufacturers Association, and served as director of International regulatory policy for the Grocery Manufacturers Association - the world's largest trade association representing food, beverage and consumer goods industry.
Carol Schweiger has over 35 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). Jim Gilmore grew up in Richmond, Virginia. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. In 1971, Jim 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.