Keynote Speakers

Christine Cashen

Christine Cashen


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!

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


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?

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 2/9/24. Subject to change.

Kathy Anneken, CPST

VP of Sales
Easy Way Safety Systems

Bret Brooks
Gray Ram Tactical

Tony Corpin
School Transportation News

Denny Coughlin
School Bus Training Company

Denise Donaldson, CPST
Editor & Publisher
Safe Ride News

Taylor Ekbatani
Associate Editor
School Transportation News

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

Ryan Gray
Editor in Chief
School Transportation News

Launi Harden
Washington County School District




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

Richard Hays, Ph.D.
Cybersecurity Expert  & Consultant

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

Greg Jackson
Director of Business Development
School Bus Logistics

Daniel Kang
Director of Transportation
Los Angeles Unified School District

Pamela McDonald

Justina Morosin
IC Bus

Ewan Pritchard, Ph.D, PE
Engineering Consultant

Timothy Purvis
Transportation Director
Poway Unified School District


Darren Reaume
National Training Manager
Q’Straint / Sure-Lok

Alexandra Robinson
A. Robinson Consulting

Ariel Rodriguez
Fleet Manager
Humble ISD in Texas

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

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
Seating Consultant

Jennifer Vobis
Executive Director
Clark County School District

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