2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

 
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WILEY DECK

Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Plus

Wiley Deck is the Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy at Plus, a leading provider of self-driving truck technology. In this role, Deck leads the company’s government affairs and public policy outreach, including  working with regulators and other key stakeholders to ensure the safe deployment of autonomous trucks, starting with supervised autonomous trucks.

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SUE HENSLEY

Executive Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, American Trucking Associations

Sue Hensley is the Executive Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs for the American Trucking Associations, the nation’s leading organization representing the interests of the trucking industry. In addition to overseeing ATA’s communications strategy and public affairs team, Hensley also serves as Publisher of the award winning publication, Transport Topics.

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DR. BILL KANASKY, JR.

Senior Vice President of Litigation Psychology, Courtroom Sciences, Inc.

Dr. Bill Kanasky, Jr. is Senior Vice President of Litigation Psychology for Courtroom Sciences, Inc. and a nationally recognized expert, author, and speaker in the areas of advanced witness training and jury psychology in civil litigation. He consults on more than 200 cases annually in the areas of defendant witness training, jury decision-making research, and jury selection strategy.

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KEVIN O’FARRELL, PH.D.

Chancellor, Florida Department of Education’s Division of Career and Adult Education

Dr. Kevin O’Farrell serves as the Chancellor for the Division of Career and Adult Education for the Florida Department of Education.  He provides strategic leadership to the career and technical education programs, workforce education, apprenticeship programs, and adult education throughout the State of Florida.

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JARED W. PERDUE, P.E.

Secretary, Florida Department of Transportation

Jared W. Perdue was named Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) by Governor Ron DeSantis on April 7, 2022. As Secretary, Perdue oversees the lead agency in state government with the statutory responsibility to coordinate the planning and development of a safe, viable, and balanced transportation system serving all regions of the state, and to assure the compatibility of all components, including multimodal facilities.

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FLORIDA REP. BOB ROMMEL

Florida House District 106

Florida Rep. Bob Rommel has represented House District 106 since 2016. Rep. Rommel and his business partner currently own three restaurants; Bistro 41 in Fort Myers, Bayfront Bistro in Fort Myers Beach, and Bills Olde Tavern in Hamilton, New Jersey where they pride themselves on offering each customer consistent culinary cuisine and accommodating professional service.

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CHRIS SPEAR

President and CEO, American Trucking Associations

Chris Spear is president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, the nation’s leading organization representing the interests of the trucking industry.
As president and CEO, Chris leads ATA’s efforts to advocate and educate on behalf of the trucking industry.

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STEPHANIE STUCKEY

CEO, Stuckey's

Stephanie Stuckey is CEO of Stuckey’s, the highway oasis that’s been serving pecan log rolls and kitschy souvenirs to road trippers since 1937. Founded by her grandfather, W.S. Stuckey, Sr. in Eastman, Georgia, Stuckey’s grew into over 350 stores nationwide by its peak in the 1970’s. 

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BILL SULLIVAN

Executive Vice President of Advocacy, American Trucking Associations

Bill Sullivan is the executive vice president of Advocacy for the American Trucking Associations, the nation’s leading organization representing the interests of the trucking industry. As executive vice president, Sullivan leads ATA’s efforts to advance a pro-trucking, pro-safety, pro-efficiency agenda on Capitol Hill, before federal regulators and in state capitals around the country.