Leadership Staff

Board of Directors

Officers

Immediate Past Chair:

Kirstie Nixon
Colorado State Patrol

Chair:

Collin Stewart
Stewart Transport Inc

Vice-Chair:

Chad Sheppick
Utah Motor Carrier Division (DOT)

Treasurer:

Jim Burg
James Burg Trucking Company


Members


Arizona

Tim Lane
Arizona Department of Transportation

Collin Stewart*
Stewart Transport Inc.

Colorado

Kirstie Nixon*
Colorado State Patrol

Patti Gillette
Colorado Motor Carriers Association

Delaware

Beth Hermansader
Delaware Department of Transportation

Clarence "Mac" McKinney
McKinney’s Towing and Road Service

Illinois

Keith Donovan
P.E. Illinois Department of Transportation

Don Schaefer*
Mid-West Truckers Association, Inc.

Matt Hart
Illinois Trucking Association

Indiana

Jon Smithers
Indiana State Police

Leslie Morgan
Indiana Department of Transportation

Gary Langston
Indiana Motor Truck Association

Iowa

Dave Lorenzen*
Iowa Department of Transportation

Brenda Neville
Iowa Motor Truck Association

Kansas

Wes Ludolph
Kansas Highway Patrol

Tom Whitaker
Kansas Motor Carriers Association

Kentucky

Tom McDaniel
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Rick Taylor
Kentucky Trucking Association

Louisiana

Jerry Smith
Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development

Renee Amar
Louisiana Motor Transport Association

Michigan

Rick Arnold
Michigan State Police

Jim Burg*
James Burg Trucking Company

Montana

Brad Marten
Montana Department of Transportation

Duane Williams
Motor Carriers of Montana

Nebraska

Kurt vonRentzell
Nebraska State Patrol

Jaime Maus
Werner Enterprises

New Mexico

Franklin Garcia
New Mexico Department of Transportation

Johnny Johnson
New Mexico Trucking Association

Ohio

Ray Martin
Ohio State Highway Patrol

James Subler*
Classic Carriers Inc.

Oklahoma

Laura Osborne
Oklahoma Corporation Commission

Jim Newport
Oklahoma Trucking Association

Tennessee

Allen England,
Tennessee Highway Patrol

Donna England
Tennessee Trucking Association

Texas

Omar Villarreal*
Texas Highway Patrol Division

John Esparza*
Texas Trucking Association

Utah

Chad Sheppick*
Utah Motor Carrier Division (DOT)

Jon Boyer
Utah Trucking Association

Virginia

Wayne Davis
Department of Motor Vehicles

Dale Bennett
Virginia Trucking Association

West Virginia

Dustin Feazell
West Virginia Department of Transportation

Appointment Pending

Wisconsin

William Berger
Wisconsin State Patrol

Neal Kedzie
Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association

Wyoming

Dan Wyrick*
Wyoming Highway Patrol

Sheila Foertsch
Wyoming Trucking Association

*Serves on the Alliance Board of Directors

Mark Doughty

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mark Doughty serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of PrePass Safety Alliance Mr. Doughty is responsible for business planning, contracting and the day-to-day oversight of The Alliance’s service offerings.

Prior to joining PrePass Safety Alliance in March 2013, Mr. Doughty served as the COO of Contractor Management Services for several years, where he helped lead the company’s growth through creative strategic and business planning, along with managing the introduction of service offerings for new vertical markets in the transportation sector. Mr. Doughty’s professional experience in transportation includes a decade as president of Moody’s Quick Inc. and Quick Product Solutions, providers of nationwide transportation services as well as warehousing, packaging, and distribution. He began his professional career at Discover Financial Services where he served in several executive positions over a 13-year period.

Mr. Doughty serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Intelligent Transportation Society of America and as chair of its Governance Committee. He also serves on the Arizona Trucking Association’s Board of Directors.

Jeff Christian

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Christian serves as Chief Financial Officer at PrePass Safety Alliance and is responsible for the organization’s financial management, financial reporting and accounting functions.

Prior to joining The Alliance in early 2016, Mr. Christian worked 23 years at The Churchill Companies, where he led the large holding company’s tax department and provided financial and operational direction. While at Churchill, Mr. Christian worked as the Chief Financial Officer at various companies including Worthington Aviation, The Buying Group and Churchill Equity, Inc.

Jeff has over 25 years of public and private industry experience in all aspects of finance and banking, mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international tax compliance and planning, and financial analysis modeling.

Steve Vaughn

Vice President of Field Operations

Steve Vaughn serves as the Vice President of Field Operations for PrePass Safety Alliance and oversees all liaison efforts with state agencies with whom the Alliance partners.

Mr. Vaughn served with the California Highway Patrol from 1980 to 2008. As Chief of the Enforcement Services Division, he was responsible for providing statewide oversight for commercial vehicle regulation, inspection, and enforcement. He also served as the department’s Congressional Liaison to the U.S. Congress and on special assignment with the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Motor Carriers in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Vaughn’s experience includes tenure as President of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), as well as numerous committee chairmanships with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, Intelligent Transportation Society of America and the California Peace Officers Association. Mr. Vaughn is also a longtime member of the TRB Truck and Bus Safety Committee.

Bob Trent

Vice President of Communications

Bob Trent serves as Vice President of Communications for PrePass Safety Alliance and leads communications, public relations and safety outreach efforts. As a spokesperson for the Alliance⁠—both in public speaking and written content⁠—Mr. Trent strengthens stakeholder relations, particularly with public sector customers and through governmental advocacy.

Prior to joining the Alliance, Mr. Trent served as Vice President of Media Communications for a non-profit legal advocacy organization focused on First Amendment freedoms.

Mr. Trent’s 25-year career as a communication professional includes developing and executing communications strategies, managing media campaigns, building brands and shifting public sentiment. Earlier in his career, he served in a public/private partnership providing digital entertainment and information networks for government agencies.

Jarrod Del Prado

Vice President of Operations

Jarrod Del Prado serves as the Vice President of Operations at PrePass Safety Alliance and is responsible for the oversight of the Alliance’s service providers.

Mr. Del Prado has over 20 years of sales and operations experience, most recently as the Senior Director of Sales at Freedom Financial Asset Management. He also co-founded and was the VP of Sales for DP Customs, a motorcycle company.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Del Prado held various operations leadership positions at American Express, Sallie Mae, and Discover Financial Services.

 

Janice Mulanix

Regional Director of Field Operations — California

Janice Mulanix joined PrePass Safety Alliance in 2018 after spending nearly 30 years with the California Highway Patrol. She began with the CHP as an officer and was promoted through the ranks, completing her career as Chief of Valley Division, which serves the greater Sacramento and surrounding areas. Her experience includes 15 years of commercial vehicle enforcement experience as a Level 1 trained commercial officer, sergeant and lieutenant. Mulanix also previously served on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.

Jennifer Brown

Regional Director of Field Operations —Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming

Jennifer Brown came to PrePass Safety Alliance in June 2015 after 22 years of service in various law enforcement capacities. From 2004 to 2015, Ms. Brown was a lieutenant in the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) Enforcement and Compliance Division, overseeing commercial truck enforcement at ports of entry in southeastern Arizona.

Paul Claunch

Regional Director of Field Operations — Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina and South Carolina

Paul Claunch joined PrePass Safety Alliance in May 2014 as the regional director for seven states, including his home state of Arkansas. Mr. Claunch spent nearly four decades in law enforcement, retiring as Major of the Arkansas Highway Police Department in early 2014. Mr. Claunch is a former President of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).

Greg Kindle

Regional Director of Field Operations — Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Tennessee and Wisconsin

Greg Kindle joined PrePass Safety Alliance in March 2017 as a regional director after 36 years in the Missouri State Highway Patrol, where he retired as a Major. Mr. Kindle is also retired from the U.S. Army National Guard as a sergeant first class.

Terry Maple

Regional Director of Field Operations — Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska and Oklahoma

Terry Maple has served with PrePass Safety Alliance since 2003, first as a Board Member and has been in his current position since 2014. Mr. Maple served over 30 years with the Kansas Highway Patrol before retiring as the department’s superintendent/CEO in 2011. He served as Deputy Fire Marshal in Topeka, KS and as Undersheriff for Shawnee County. Mr. Maple is also a charter member of the FBI’s Kansas City Division Counter-Terrorism Executive Board.

Collin Stewart

Stewart Transport Inc.

Don Schaefer

Mid-West Truckers Association

Collin Stewart

Stewart Transport Inc.

Don Schaefer

Mid-West Truckers Association