Keynote Speakers

Christine Cashen

Christine Cashen

HOW TO STAY INSPIRED WHEN YOU’RE SO DARN TIRED!

Monday, July 15

Get ready to feel inspired and energized with Christine’s presentation! Learn to “Compose and Dispose” of worry like a boss and figure out what really gives you energy (spoiler alert: it’s not just that double-shot latte). With tips to leverage levity, you’ll be leading by example and inspiring others in no time.  Get your groove back with tips to “flip the script” and choose your magic in both your personal and professional life. So don’t miss out on these creative and fun ideas that will help you be less tired and ready to rock every single day!

Biography
Christine Cashen is more than just a speaker – she’s a force of nature. With over two decades of experience entertaining crowds, Christine has earned a reputation as one of the best in the business. 

Her talent for finding the humor in everyday situations is unmatched, and her ability to turn those moments into something magical is nothing short of amazing. Whether she’s delivering messages of positivity and productivity or just making people laugh, Christine’s unique perspective on life is both refreshing and insightful. 

Christine is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and Certified Virtual Presenter (CVP). She is also one of the few individuals to meet the rigorous induction criteria of the National Speakers Association, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame. 

But Christine is more than just a speaker – she’s also an accomplished author. Her award-winning books, THE GOOD STUFF: Quips & Tips on Life, Love, Work and Happiness and It’s YOUR Business: Good Stuff for Your Personal, Professional, and Funny Business, are must-reads for anyone looking for a healthy dose of humor and inspiration. 

Despite her success, Christine remains grounded and humble. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s degree in Adult Education, and in 2016, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Central Michigan University. Before becoming a speaker, she worked as a university admissions officer, corporate trainer, and broadcaster. 

But above all else, Christine is a survivor. As a cancer survivor, she knows what it takes to overcome adversity and come out stronger on the other side. She’s a mother of two, wife of a “hottie engineer,” and a true inspiration to anyone looking to live their best life. 

Keith Krueger

Keith Krueger

e-Rate School Bus WI-Fi Funding/CONNECTED TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

Tuesday, July 16

Krueger, the chief executive officer for the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), will highlight changes to the federal E-Rate program that now funds school bus Wi-Fi hotspots and equipment in addition to traditional internet access for schools and libraries. What does this mean for student transportation organizations that are seeking to extend learning from the classroom to the ride to and from school? And what are the implications of other connected technology used in school buses that can impact student learning?

Biography
Keith R. Krueger is CEO of CoSN – the Consortium for School Networking, the premier nonprofit professional association organization that serves as the voice of K-12 Ed Tech leaders in North America.  CoSN’s mission is enabling inclusive and nimble technology leadership to drive innovation.

He was selected by Ed Tech magazine for it’s 2021 K-12 IT influencers.  In 2016 Technology & Learning selected him as one of the “big 10” most influential people in Ed Tech, and the Center for Digital Education identified him as a Top 30 Technologist/Transformer/Trailblazer.  In 2008 he was selected by eSchool News as one of ten people who have had a profound impact on educational technology over the last decade.  In 2016 he received a Special Recognition award from the Council of Great City Schools.

He is the immediate Past Chair of the Learning First Alliance and has served on the Executive Committee of the National Coalition on Technology in Education & Training (NCTET).  He serves on many Advisory Boards including the Friday Institute at NC State University, the Public Policy Advisory Council for the American Library Association, Ed Tech Digest, as well as previously the Education Committee of the National Park System.  He is principal investigator of the Driving K-12 Innovation series.

Keith has a global reputation as a key thought leader and has led senior level U.S. delegations to visit Australia, Asia, Europe and South America to examine best practices in Ed Tech.

In fall of 2015, Keith conducted a Work Study on Digital Equity as an Associate in Practice at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.  As a Certified Association Executive, he has extensive background in nonprofit management and has a Masters from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

2024 Conference Speakers

As of 6/18/24. Subject to change.
Kathy Anneken, CPST

VP of Sales
Easy Way Safety Systems

John Barrington

Director, Bus Sales
IMMI

Pete Baxter
Previous State Director, Office of Transportation
Indiana Department of Education

Craig Beaver

Administrator of Transportation
Beaverton School District in Oregon

Bret Brooks

Chief Operating Officer
Gray Ram Tactical

Derek Bryant

Manager, Medium/Heavy Vehicle Test Development
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence

Clint Bryer
Director, Pupil Transportation
Safety Vision

Alex Cook
Chief Engineer
First Student

Tammy Cook
Senior Transportation Advisor
TransAct Communications

Tony Corpin
Publisher
School Transportation News

Denny Coughlin

Consultant
School Bus Training Company

Denise Donaldson, CPST
Editor & Publisher
Safe Ride News

Chad Duncan
State Specifications Manager
IC Bus at Navistar Inc

Kerri Duskin
Transportation Director
Roosevelt Unified School District in Arizona

Alan Fidler
Fleet Manager
Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township in Indiana

Cian Fields
Manager, School Fleet Electrification
Boston Public Schools in Massachusetts

Teresa Fleming
Deputy Chief Operations Officer/Executive Director of Transportation Services
The School District of Philadelphia

 

 

Vivek Garg
COO
Zum Services

Ryan Gray
Editor in Chief
School Transportation News

Ryan Hahn
Consultant
Strategic School Consultants

Paul Hasenmeier
Public Safety Director & Fire Chief
Hernando County Fire Rescue in Florida

Richard Hays, Ph.D.
Deputy Chief Information Officer
Nevada Department of Transportation

Kala Henkensiefken
Special Education Transportation Manager
ISD31 Bemidji Area Schools in Minnesota

Glen Imke
Consultant
Strategic School Consultants

Greg Jackson
Director of Business Development
School Bus Logistics

Vishant Kothari
Senior Manager, Technical Assistance and Batteries
World Resources Institute

Tony Lavezzo
Director of Transportation
Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District in California

Robert Leach
Director of Transportation
Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 in Colorado

Meghan McAndrews
Transportation Coordinator
El Dorado County Office of Education in California

Jannet Malig
Long Beach (California) Clean Cities

Miriam Manary
Lead Research Engineer
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

Taylor Moore
ARMOR Product & Engagement Manager
REI

Justina Morosin
VP & GM
IC Bus

 

,Jim Nestico
Account Executive
Transfinder

Timothy Purvis
Principal Consultant
Pupil Transportation Information, LLC

Darren Reaume
Director of Training
Q’Straint / Sure-Lok

Kimberly Raney
Transportation Director
Oakland Unified School District in California

Alexandra Robinson
President
A. Robinson Consulting

Ariel Rodriguez
Fleet Manager
Humble ISD in Texas

Anthony Shields
Director of Transportation
San Marcos CISD in Texas

Sue Shutrump, CPST
Supervisor of OT/PT
Trumbull County ESC in Ohio

Dan Trujillo
Senior Director Business Development
Intangles Software

Maritza Valentin
Contract/National Account Manager
AMF-Bruns America

Rosalyn Vann-Jackson
Executive Director of Enrollment & Student Services
Broken Arrow Public Schools in Oklahoma

Charlie Vits, CPST
Market Development Manager/Regulatory Affairs Manager
IMMI/SafeGaurd

Jennifer Vobis
Executive Director
Clark County School District in Nevada

Marlon Watson
Director of Transportation
Johnson County Schools in North Carolina

Bobby Williams
Assistant Director, Fleet Services
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Texas