Leadership & Board
Joe currently serves as the Executive Director of the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), joining the organization in September 2016. Joe had previously served on the NETS Board of Directors representing Abbott since 2008 and served as NETS Board Chair in 2014 and 2015. As Executive Director, Joe is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization’s operations, marketing and communication services, including the annual STRENGTH IN NUMBERS® road safety benchmark survey. In addition, Joe leads efforts associated with a NETS-NHTSA Road Safety Cooperative Agreement and represents NETS on the UN Road Safety Collaboration, the principal steering committee for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 initiative.
Prior to assuming his role as NETS’ Executive Director, Joe spent more than 26-years in the private sector, within global healthcare company Abbott. During his time with Abbott, Joe held a variety of occupational health and safety positions 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 a participating member of the ANSI Z-15.1 Accredited Standards Committee on Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Fleet Operations and currently serves on the ANSI Z-15.3 Autonomous Vehicle Standards Committee. In addition to successfully leading Abbott’s worldwide fleet safety programs across 80+ countries, Joe led Abbott’s efforts to implement a comprehensive global cell phone ban across the company’s commercial business sector in 2013. Joe also championed Abbott’s wide-ranging initiatives to make road safety a component of its corporate social responsibility efforts through school-based road safety initiatives across India and helmet safety campaigns for children and families across Vietnam.
Joe holds a BSE in Occupational Health & Safety from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in professional practice.
Board of Directors (2017 – 2018)
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.
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.
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.
Dave Depew is General Manager of Fleet Sales at Toyota Motor North America. He’s been in this position for six years. He’s responsible for Toyotas’ commercial, daily rental, and Toyota rent-a-car sales.
Prior to his current role, he was Corporate Manager of Distribution Operations. In this role, he was responsible for sales planning, production planning and negotiations, and the allocation of vehicles to Toyota’s 12 Regions and Private Distributors.
Before that role, he served as the General Manager of the Lexus Eastern Area. Prior to that assignment, he was in Toyota’s Portland Regional office as its General Manager and Assistant General Manager. He also held a sales management positions in Toyota’s Cincinnati Regional office and numerous positions at Toyota’s Los Angeles Regional office.
Dave earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He and his wife (Fran) have a daughter (Caroline) that’s a second – year student at UCLA studying Mechanical Engineering and a son (Alex) in high school.
He and his family live in Frisco, TX.
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 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 called “SAFE Fleet”.
Gabriel manages close to 40 country teams and leaders who are responsible for the implementation of SAFE Fleet in his two regions. He carries out regular formal compliance audits/assessments of these teams.
Gabriel was formally an Office 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. Gabriel was also Assistant to the Managing Director for the Hungary office of the State of Illinois Chamber of Commerce and Community Affairs, helping Illinois based companies establish joint venture partnerships in Hungary and Europe.
While at J&J, 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 now active under the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). Gabriel sits as a Board Member of 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 CSR projects in South Africa and Vietnam 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 from Canada to Hungary and is a dual citizen of both countries. 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 also holds an MBA from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom.
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.
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 become 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.
Gregg is the Director of Safety, Industrial Hygiene, and Fire Prevention for Consolidated Edison, the New York metropolitan region’s provider of electric, gas, and steam services. In his nearly 20-years with ConEdison, he has served various company organizations as an industrial hygienist, EH&S manager, and as an electric construction manager prior to assuming his current role as director. Gregg also has extensive non-utility experience in providing industrial hygiene and safety consulting services. Gregg recently chaired a Construction Industry Institute (CII) research team that was charged with investigation of “Using Precursor Analysis to Prevent Low-frequency High-impact Events, Including Fatalities.” The team’s body of work was published in August of 2016. He is also the current chair of the Edison Electric Institute’s Occupational Safety and Health Committee.
He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science with dual concentrations in Industrial Hygiene and Radiation/Nuclear Science from Rutgers University. Gregg is also a Certified Industrial Hygienist, and successfully completed the Siemens Power Technologies International (PTI) programs in power distribution and transmission systems engineering.
His collective experience has allowed him to positively impact worker health and safety from many different vantage points, and in many different environments, including behind-the-wheel.
Kate Summerwill, CSP, SGE is a Global Director – Environment & Safety, for The Coca-Cola Company. She is responsible for worker safety, road safety, and sustainability initiatives across the system, which drive improvements while protecting the brand and the license to operate.
Kate joined The Coca-Cola Company in 2009, and has held the positions of Corporate Safety Manager for Coca-Cola Refreshments, Sr. Health and Safety Manager for Coca-Cola North America Business Unit (CCNA BU), and most recently, Global Safety Manager, supporting Global Operations and 700,000 associates. During her time at The Coca-Cola Company, Kate has worked on building system capabilities through developing company-wide Safety Management Systems, Risk Analysis and Identification programs, Behavior Based Safety programs, and operational excellence initiatives in the worker safety arena. Kate’s work helps build standardization across the system, while improving efficiency, regulatory, and company compliance.
Kate has 20+ years of experience working in the Environmental, Health, Safety, Sustainability, and Business Continuity Management space. Kate holds a BS in Industrial Technology and Occupational Health and Safety from Iowa State University, is ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Certified, holds her Certified Safety Professional (CSP) credentials, and is approved to conduct OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) evaluations in the United States as an SGE.
A current Atlanta-resident, Summerwill finds enjoyment in diving with the whale sharks in the Georgia Aquarium, roller-blading on Atlanta’s Silver Comet Trail, camping, fishing, giving back to the community by volunteering, is an avid PADI open-water diver, loves being a Coca-Cola Brand Ambassador, and has been a frustrated golfer since the age of 10.
Luigi Terzini currently serves as ESH Director at Bayer (formerly 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 Monsanto’s effort on Global Vehicle Safety, on and off the job.
Terry has a Bachelor of Science in Safety Engineering and has been with UPS for over 34 years. He currently serves as the Director of Global Health & Safety Operations and Technology. He is responsible for developing strategies and processes to reduce risk, achieve organizational objectives, and promote the health, wellness and safety of employees and the general public. He also oversees all organizational health & safety related projects, technology and data analytics.
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 27 years in health and safety at the district, regional, and corporate level.
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
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.
Ms. Kyla Retzer is as an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). She is the NIOSH federal liaison to NETS. In her eight years at NIOSH, she has delivered over 40 professional presentations and published multiple scientific papers, book chapters, videos, hazard alerts, conference proceedings papers, and surveillance reports on various oil and gas extraction safety and health topics, including motor vehicle safety. Ms. Retzer leads the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Oil and Gas Sector Council Motor Vehicle Workgroup, a group that develops products about motor vehicle safety for the industry. Ms. Retzer is the Assistant Coordinator for NIOSH’s Center for Motor Vehicle Safety and coordinates an industry/government workgroup that develops products about motor vehicle safety for the industry. Ms. Retzer also oversees the Fatalities in Oil and Gas Database (FOG) which collects detailed information about worker fatalities in the oil and gas extraction industry. This database has been used to identify and raise awareness about emerging and ongoing safety and health hazards for oilfield workers nationally. She has a Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Texas. Prior to her work at NIOSH, Mrs. Retzer worked for many years as an injury prevention specialist and epidemiologist in Alaska. She is a native Texan but is currently based in Denver, Colorado and has two lovely daughters.
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 road 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 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
- 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.
- Appointment of a senior level representative to the Board of Directors.
- Demonstrate a commitment to workplace traffic safety programs and support the NETS annual signature workplace traffic safety campaign, Drive Safely Work Week.
- 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)