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Leadership & Board

Joseph McKillips
Executive Director, NETS

Joe became the Executive Director of the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety in September 2016. As Executive Director, Joe is responsible for leading NETS’ road safety efforts. These include: the annual STRENGTH IN NUMBERS® road safety benchmark survey, the annual Drive Safely Work Week™ campaign, marketing the Novice Driver’s Road Map, and NETSWork, NETS’ monthly eNewsletter. In addition, Joe represents NETS on the UN Road Safety Collaboration, the principal steering committee for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 initiative.

Joe had been a NETS Board of Directors member representing Abbott since 2008 and served as NETS Board Chair for 2014 and 2015. He has more than 26 years of occupational health and safety experience across Abbott’s manufacturing, R&D and commercial business sectors with emphasis in the areas of process safety, loss prevention and global road safety. He was also a participating member of the ANSI/ASSE Z-15.1 Accredited Standards Committee on Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Fleet Operations. In addition to successfully leading the organization’s fleet safety programs, Joe led Abbott’s efforts to implement a comprehensive cell phone ban while driving in 2013. He also championed Abbott’s initiative to make road safety a component of its corporate social responsibility program through school-based road safety initiatives across India and helmet safety campaigns for children and families across Vietnam.

Board of Directors (2016 – 2017)

Chair

Dane Bremer
Director, Employee Safety & Global Business ContinuityBoard Member company since 1996

Dane has been with Liberty Mutual for 28 years and has held roles in Claims, Managed Care, Information Technology, Reinsurance and for the past 8 years, as Director of Employee Safety & Global Business Continuity.

Dane is responsible for implementing Liberty’s Employee Safety programs and Business Continuity Resiliency strategy for domestic and international operations.

Directors at Large

Kylie Chappell
Director of Safety and ComplianceBoard Member company since 2007

Kylie began her career in Transportation in 2001 working as a Log Auditing Clerk at Bennett International Group in McDonough, GA, working with a team of 13 to perform daily audits of driver’s daily logs and supporting documents. In 2003, she was promoted to Log Department Supervisor for the company. In 2005, Kylie was contacted by the former VP of Claims of Bennett and asked to join the team of a startup auto hauler company, Blue Thunder Auto Transport, as the Safety Manager, where she helped develop and maintain the Safety/Claims team until the company filed bankruptcy in 2007. From 2007 to 2008, she worked with Conway Freight as a Customer Service Representative then later moving positions to OS&D (Overages, Shortages and Damages) Clerk.

In 2008, Kylie left Conway Freight to become a member of the AmeriFleet Transportation Family as a DOT Coordinator and was promoted to her current position as Director of Safety in 2010. She has helped establish and maintain a strong safety culture throughout the entire organization with the creation and development of policies and procedures regarding safe driving, claims procedures and recruiting standards. Recently Kylie accepted additional responsibilities of day to day HR management providing assistance and support to the management team and employees on issues and concerns regarding employee relations.

Kylie studied Psychology at Georgia College and State University-Milledgeville, GA. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Phillip, of 7 years and their four legged child, Max the Boxer. She is an avid UGA football fan.

Jonathan Dyer
Route to Market Safety and Environmental PrincipalBoard Member company since 2011

As Route to Market Safety and Environmental Principal for The Coca-Cola Company, Jonathan works with Company and franchise bottler organizations to lead the development and implementation of safety and environmental programs for the Coca-Cola system which provides 1.9 billion servings per day across more than 200 countries.

Over his 20 year career, Jonathan has served in a variety of health, safety, & environment roles of increasing responsibility in Academia, BioTech and Manufacturing. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from Bridgewater State College and a Master of Arts Degree in Environmental Studies from Brown University.

Jonathan and his wife Kate live in the Boston, Massachusetts area, are proud parents of two active children and a goldendoodle.

Jenn Guerrini
VP, Executive Commercial Auto Risk SpecialistBoard Member company since 1998

With over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry and 18 years at Chubb NA, Ms. Guerrini oversees the design and delivery of commercial auto risk engineering service products for commercial customers. Ms. Guerrini provides thought leadership and practical advice on emerging hazards, risk assessment and risk control as well as, invaluable knowledge and guidance to not only her peers in the Risk Engineering Service Department but serves as an account executive on key accounts; initiates and sustains close relationships with important producers, industry associations and specialized service providers. In her current role as Executive Commercial Auto Specialist, Ms. Guerrini is responsible for developing and implementing Chubb’s commercial auto strategy and business plans globally.

Ms. Guerrini is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Director Safety (CDS), & Certified Safety Supervisor (CSS). For the past eight years, Ms. Guerrini has been serving as a Fleet mentor for the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI), where she assists others in obtaining their certification as a Certified Director of Safety (CDS). Ms. Guerrini is also a Certified Defensive Driver Instructor. Jenn has a B.S. in Occupational Safety & Engineering and an M.S. in Industrial Safety & Engineering.

Gabriel T. Kardos
Senior Fleet Safety ManagerBoard Member company since 2008

Gabriel Kardos is the Senior Fleet Safety Manager for Johnson & Johnson’s Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (AP) regions. He provides technical, operational and conceptual guidance and support to their three operating companies to ensure full implementation of Johnson & Johnson’s Worldwide fleet safety initiative “SAFE Fleet”.

Gabriel manages 37 country team leaders who are responsible for the implementation of SAFE Fleet in his two regions. He carries out formal audits/assessments of these country teams regularly to ensure compliance.

Gabriel was formally an Operations and Project Manager for Johnson & Johnson Hungary Ltd. Prior to joining J&J in 1997, he was the Managing Director of Maids Ltd., a full service cleaning company in Budapest Hungary, where he built up a successful and profitable organization.

Under Gabriel’s leadership, the first ever comprehensive EMEA Fleet Safety benchmarking study was initiated with over 28 companies from the Pharmaceutical, Consumer and Medical sectors. The benchmarking study went from a regional EMEA study to that of a global one in nature. The benchmarking group is active today under the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS).

Gabriel has been a member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) since its inception representing Johnson & Johnson and the private sector and is actively involved in a number of CSR projects in support of the Decade of Action for Road safety, particularly working to protect vulnerable road users, children, from road traffic injury.

Gabriel also sat on the editing committee of Project Committee 241 as the Canadian Chairman for ISO 39001 Road Traffic Safety Management systems and was one of the many stakeholders who brought ISO 39001 to fruition.

Gabriel has relocated to Hungary from Canada and holds dual citizenship. He is married with two children and he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology both obtained from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is presently completing his MBA coursework through Bradford University in the United Kingdom. Gabriel holds the rank of major in the Hungarian National Guard and was also Knighted.

Nancy Liaboe
Director, Abbott Global Commercial EHSBoard Member company since 2008

Nancy Liaboe is the Director, Global Commercial Environment, Health and Safety at Abbott. Nancy joined Abbott 30 years ago and has had increasing responsibilities within Environment, Health and Safety and Product Stewardship. Nancy is responsible for Abbott’s global Commercial organization compliance with EHS management systems, fleet safety, occupational health, and environmental programs.

Nancy is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Board Certified Safety Professional and is certified as a Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence by the American Society of Quality. Nancy was a founding member and former director of the Product Stewardship Society and past President of the Chicago Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Brian Sambirsky
GM Downstream Road SafetyBoard Member company since 2012

During his 20 year career, Brian has held production engineering, logistics operations and project management roles in the mining and oil and gas industries. Brian is currently based in Houston with previous work experience in Australia, Canada and Nigeria. In his current role, Brian works with a global team to support Shell’s Downstream business road safety efforts.

Dave Scott
Global Land Transportation Safety AdvisorBoard Member company since 2014

David Scott is Hess Corporation’s Global Land Transportation Safety Advisor. His position manages a range of land transportation variables. He reviews all high potential land transportation incidents to determine the root cause, prevent future incidents from occurring, and for litigation preparation. He overseas drivers’ training and in-vehicle monitor systems for the Hess fleet of light duty vehicles. David began his career in law enforcement that spanned over twenty-eight years. David received his Collision Reconstruction Certificate from the Northwestern Center for Public Safety. As part of his duties assigned to a traffic unit, David was responsible for investigating all levels of collisions from minor property damage to multiple fatalities. David personally saw the devastation that motor vehicle collisions caused, and has became a champion for motor vehicle safety. While in law enforcement, David was the lead driving instructor for his agency. David designed, instructed, and managed courses to assist local, state, and federal law enforcement officers in advanced driving techniques. David was certified through the state of Washington to instruct Basic and Advanced Collision Investigation and assisted instructing new recruit drivers attending the police academy.

With his diverse skill set, instructing in multiple disciplines, understanding the physics of collisions, as well as understanding what actions drivers are doing in vehicles, David is fully prepared to build a culture of safe drivers. David strongly believes in the Hess ideals of Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday Home Safe.

David also sits on the International Association of Oil And Gas Producers Land Transportation Sub-Committee. He lives in Houston, Texas with his wife of nearly thirty years. They enjoy many hobbies including taking care of their four dogs and taking their Jeep out and getting it muddy.

Luigi Terzini
ESH DirectorBoard Member company since 2004

Luigi Terzini currently serves as ESH Director at Monsanto. From Italy, during his 10-year career with Monsanto Luigi has provided leadership for ESH and Human rights in several geographies (Europe, Middle East, Africa and South America) throughout manufacturing, R&D and Commercial functions. In his current position, Luigi is headquartered at St Louis MO and provides leadership and direction for Safety to the Monsanto Row Crops Seeds, Vegetable Seeds and Chemical Crop Protection Global Production and to the all Global Technology. Under his responsibilities resides the Monsanto’s effort on Global Vehicle Safety, on and off the job.

Terry Thomas
Corporate Health and Safety ManagerBoard Member company since 1996

Terry has a Bachelor of Science in Safety Engineering and has been with UPS for 32 years. He currently serves as the Corporate Safety Analytics and Technology Manager with UPS. He is responsible for managing the development, support, and maintenance of all health and safety systems. He also provides extensive training to all global business units on health and safety technology systems, and procedures to assist with evaluating business plan results and the tracking of health and safety metrics. He manages the relationships with safety process vendor consultants to ensure maximization of their expertise globally in promoting safety and loss prevention.

Prior to assuming his current position, Terry held various positions in operations, industrial engineering, and health and safety at UPS. He has spent the last 25 years in health and safety with UPS at the district, regional, and corporate level.

Bill Windsor
Associate Vice President Consumer SafetyBoard Member company since 1994

Bill is an advocate for safety initiatives that helps Nationwide members prevent losses and protect what matters most to them. Bill currently serves in leadership positions in the safety community including:

  • Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • Network of Employers for Traffic Safety
  • Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety
  • National Safety Council
  • Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
  • Lifesavers Conference
  • MADD – Past Chairman of the Board

Government Liaisons

Liza Lemaster-Sandbank
Highway Safety Specialist, Occupant Protection DivisionFederal liaison to the Board since 1994

Liza Lemaster-Sandbank currently serves as a Highway Safety Specialist with NHTSA’s Occupant Protection and Impaired Driving Division. Liza Lemaster-Sandbank has over 20 years of professional experience in program and financial management and supervision, with 17 of those in Federal highway safety program and grants management. She joined NHTSA after 12 ½ years of experience with the Maryland Highway Safety Office. Her diverse set of professional expertise ranges from data analysis, problem identification, strategic planning, and program development and implementation in the areas of aggressive and impaired driving. Liza now uses her experience to develop and test occupant protection and distracted driving best-practice highway safety countermeasures.

Liza is no stranger to NETS, her tenure at the Maryland Highway Safety Office began as the NETS Coordinator, where she successfully launched Maryland’s T-SAFE Project (Traffic Safety for Employers Project) and coordinated a Statewide Executive Committee with a diverse set of business leaders and safety champions. At Maryland, she also effectively coordinated Maryland’s legislatively established Governor’s Task Force to Combat Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol. Liza was appointed as the lead staff to guide and manage the efforts of the Task Force and interact with Governor appointed members of the Task Force for an 18 month tenure. Her work led to a comprehensive, recommendations report to the Governor and General Assembly. The recommendations have led to several legislative changes and are still referred to today as a guide for statewide impaired driving system improvements.

Stephanie Pratt, PhD
Director, NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle SafetyFederal liaison to the Board since 1996

Dr. Stephanie Pratt directs the Center for Motor Vehicle Safety in the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). She is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers Transportation Practice Specialty and the ANSI Z15 and ISO 39001 fleet safety standards committees. She serves as federal liaison to the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, and co-chairs the committee on work-related road safety in the UN Road Safety Collaboration. Dr. Pratt’s current research includes analysis of matched data on fatal work-related crashes from two U.S. federal agencies; and analysis of driver, vehicle, and claims data in partnership with a large corporation and its fleet service providers. In her 23-year NIOSH career, Dr. Pratt has made more than 50 professional presentations and authored numerous publications. She holds a PhD in political science and policy analysis from West Virginia University.

Board of Directors Roles & Funding

NETS’ Board members include senior level executives from public and private sector organizations with strong commitments to creating a solid safety culture by promoting traffic safety policies and awareness activities in their workplaces and communities. Private Sector board member companies provide annual financial support to NETS based on employee headcount. NHTSA and NIOSH participate as government liaisons to the board.  NHTSA and NIOSH participate as federal liaisons to the board. Directors set NETS’ strategy, policies, and research agenda. Participation on the board often fulfills an organization’s corporate and community service commitment and enhances an organization’s visibility within the public and private sectors through positive media exposure. Contact Joseph McKillips if you have an interest in learning more about joining NETS Board of Directors.

Membership criteria for NETS’ Board of Directors

  1. Allow the name of the organization and the highest possible official in the company or government agency to be used in promoting the NETS concept.
  2. Appointment of a senior level representative to the Board of Directors.
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to workplace traffic safety programs and support the NETS annual signature workplace traffic safety campaign, Drive Safely Work Week.
  4. Provide annual financial support to ensure the financial strength of the organization.  The annual minimum contribution levels are listed below:
    • $30,000 (Organizations with more than 100,000 employees)
    • $20,000 (Organizations with 20,000 up to 100,000 employees)
    • $15,000 (Organizations with 10,000 up to 19,999 employees)
    • $10,000 (Organizations with 5,000 up to 9,999 employees)
    • $ 5,000 (Organizations with up to 5,000 employees)