This year, the STN EXPO will feature the inaugural Transportation Director’s Summit, a signature event designed exclusively for qualified transportation directors. The summit will feature dynamic, informational speakers who will cover topics ranging from workplace culture and leadership to technology.
Summit participants will network with peers over two days, starting with a two-hour networking reception July 7, and then more networking and learning all day on July 8. This happens before the official kick off to the STN EXPO conference.
Learn more about the TD Summit speakers below and the topics they will cover. If you have not yet registered for the EXPO, register today!
Cassell is the president of School Bus Safety Company, which specializes in driver and student training, focusing on changing the risky behavior that leads to accidents. He served as vice president of safety for Laidlaw, Inc. for 20 years.
Eskra is president of school bus fleet management firm Transportation Services Co. (TSC), which works with school districts, private contractors, not-for-profits, and school bus manufacturers. The firm is a member of the TransPar Group of Companies, along with TransPar and School Bus Consultants.
Co-founder of the People Centric Consulting Group, Harkey is a popular keynote speaker delivering high-energy, interactive and often humorous presentations on topics including managing Millennials, building a healthy culture, developing better managers and leaders, and methods of handling toxic employees. His primary role at People Centric is business development, although he still works with many clients. His favorite saying is “Passion is Productive."
GP is the CEO & founder of ByteCurve, LLC. He brings over 15 years of experience in the transportation industry. Before founding ByteCurve, he served as senior vice president of sales and marketing, and senior vice president of fleet maintenance at National Express Corporation. GP also played a lead role in the IT transformation and integration projects after the acquisition of Laidlaw International/Greyhound by First Group America.
Dr. Sroka is an internationally recognized motivational speaker, award winning teacher, author and consultant. He is an adjunct assistant professor in the Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine and was a teacher, coach and member of the crisis intervention team at Cleveland Public Schools from 1969-1999. He travels the world striving to reach, elevate and inspire with “The Power of One” message. After a cardiac arrest, he realized that The Power of One was not enough. He needed “The Power of Many”.
An attorney, Wheatley combines private legal practice experience with over 30 years of director level management experience in the student transportation industry. In July 2007, he completed over 18 years as the transportation director of a Maryland public school district, servicing over 75,000 students. He is a three-time delegate to the National Congress on School Transportation, and past president of the Maryland Association for Student Transportation and Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Advisory Board.