Mark Zachos is the Founder of The Dearborn Group Inc. and President of DG Technologies. He and has over 35 years of experience in automotive electronics engineering, vehicle cyber security, vehicle diagnostics communications. He has authored numerous technical papers on secure On-Board Diagnostics (OBD), Automotive Security, and In-vehicle Networking. He is also the chair of ATA/TMC’s Fleet Maintenance Cyber Security Task Force and established the TMC “CyberTech” event – a vehicle service technician cyber hack troubleshooting skills challenge.
Matt McLelland is the VP of Sustainability and Innovation for Covenant Logistics, a premium service provider of transportation services with focus on temperature-controlled products, regional, and long-haul delivery. McLelland is responsible for leading all sustainability, CSR, and ESG initiatives while also retaining all prior responsibilities as Innovation Strategist.
Chris Henry is chief operating officer for KSMTA Canada. Chris has spent his entire 20+ year career serving the trucking industry, helping carriers and transportation companies identify and target areas for potential improvement in order to increase profitability.
David Roush is president of KSM Transport Advisors, LLC (KSMTA). His lifelong background in the transportation industry provides a unique perspective, which enables him to objectively guide clients through the process of improving their profitability. David helps clients better understand and focus on how their freight networks, financial management decisions, operational metrics, and optimization strategies fit together for overall success.
Dirk Cockrum is the national ESG practice leader for BKD CPAs & Advisors. In addition to leading award-winning ESG programs and strategic energy transition initiatives for one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America, his experience includes assistance with operations management systems, risk management, information technology, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory compliance functions. Dirk is also a frequent speaker and educates boards and ESG committees on ESG topics and climate-related risks and opportunities.
Andrew Boyle is co-president of Boyle Transportation, a firm that provides secure, validated transportation & logistics services to select clients in the biotech/pharmaceutical and government/defense sectors. Boyle is now a subsidiary of Andlauer Healthcare Group, a Toronto Stock Exchange-listed provider of diversified healthcare logistics services. Prior to returning to the company in 2003, Andrew was an investment banker with J.P. Morgan.
Brad Delco is Senior Vice President of Finance at J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. In his current role, he is primarily responsible for the oversight and management of all investor relations related activities for the Company. He also leads the company’s corporate development and financial, planning and analysis efforts. He also plays an active role in the management of ESG and sustainability initiatives across the organization.
Steven A. Pletcher, a partner in the firm, serves as its principal advisor on alternative workforce strategies practice for motor carriers and non-motor carriers alike. He also counsels clients on tax controversy focusing on federal and state employment and unemployment tax matters. He leads the Firm's employee benefits practice including issues related to ERISA, the Multiemployer Pension Plan Act, and various state laws.
Rebecca Brewster is President and Chief Operating Officer of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). ATRI is the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, whose mission is research to improve the trucking industry’s safety and productivity.