The freight transportation sector has always been a leader in leveraging new technologies to improve operational speed, efficiency, and safety. With domestic and global supply chains upended due to COVID, issues attracting workers, and declining roadway safety, the role of technology to address these concerns is paramount. In this webinar, we will hear from representatives from the trucking, railroad, and port sectors about the new technologies and strategies they are using to address long term objectives related to safety, decarbonization, and efficiency.
Cary Davis, Vice President, Government Relations and General Counsel, AAPA
Kari Gonzales, President and CEO, MxV Rail
Kevin Grove, Director, Safety & Technology Policy, American Trucking Association
Paul Lewis, Chief Finance Officer and Policy Director, Eno Center for Transportation
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Cary Davis heads Government Relations and serves as General Counsel for the American Association of Port Authorities. He tells the story of seaports and their workers when the President and Congress make decisions on infrastructure, transportation, trade, and security.
Prior, Cary served in the Federal Government as a Presidential and Congressional appointee for international trade and security.
He has appeared in the New York Times, the BBC, Politico, and Bloomberg to discuss supply chains and economics. He has written and passed legislation on infrastructure for climate change and international trade. His work has been featured in The Drudge Report, CNN, Newsweek, Breitbart, and Zero Hedge. Cary serves on the board of the Propeller Club of Washington, D.C. and was nominated CEO Update Lobbyist of the Year in 2021 for his work to address supply chain disruptions from the pandemic.
He received his J.D. and Masters from the University of Pennsylvania and his B.S. from Pitt, spending his early years in his beloved home state of Pennsylvania. Cary also loves his family, golf, and his rescue pittbull, Maddie.
Kevin Grove is an engineer and researcher with a passion for transportation safety. He is an expert in commercial vehicle safety technologies, especially active in safety and automation. Before joining American Trucking Associations (ATA) Kevin was a Senior Research Associate at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, where he worked with OEMs, suppliers, USDOT (U.S. Department of Transportation), and others to understand the real-world performance of commercial vehicle technologies and the barriers to fleet adoption. At ATA, Kevin supports the safety policy team and helps members learn about the newest technologies being developed, share best practices in safety technology, and understand how automation will impact transportation in the future.
Kari Gonzales leads the world’s premier rail research organization based in Pueblo, CO. Prior to assuming this role in 2021, Gonzales served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for TTCI where she was responsible for company-wide strategic planning and business functions associated with day-to-day operations. Gonzales, a Pueblo-native, has been a part of MxV Rail’s organization since 2000 when she started as a student intern and was later hired full-time as a research engineer upon completing her degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in December of 2002.
She also holds a Master of Business Administration from Regis University, Denver (2015). During her time as a research engineer, Gonzales excelled in conducting research and managing a diverse set of projects in support of the industry’s Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) program and MxV Rail’s commercial customers. She contributed a body of work that resulted in authoring/co-authoring of over 25 technical publications.