2014 Fall Conference in St. Louis, MO - Oct. 15 ~ 17

Have You Marked Your Calendar?

October 15-17, 2014 are the dates for the upcoming CVTA Fall Conference. The Conference will be at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch St. Louis, Missouri. The hotel is now accepting reservations. Make your reservations today!

The Conference Committee is working on the Agenda, and as always, we are looking for suggestions from you the member.

There is no such thing as a bad idea, just the one you do not share. We are asking for two ideas from each member.  So put on your thinking caps!  Please email your ideas to Cindy Atwood, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 703-642-9444.

Meet You in Saint Louis.


Charles A. Horan III (Chuck)

Director Office of Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards

After a 25 year career with the United States Air Force, Mr. Horan joined the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in 2000.  He has held two key management positions during his ten years with the Agency.  First, as the Director of Enforcement and currently, as the Director Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards.  As the Director, Mr. Horan is responsible for developing and promoting national motor carrier safety program goals, priorities and initiatives; provides technical expertise and advice in the development and deployment of motor carrier safety programs, including the development of regulations.  He determines national motor carrier safety operational program requirements, standards, and procedures for vehicle and roadside operations, driver and carrier operations, and bus safety.

J.J. Dacanay

J.J. Dacanay III is the CEO/President of A.C.E. (Advanced Concepts and Engineering) Group solutions. J.J. was invited to the White House in 2012 to talk about the future of 4G and 5G networks /applications and invited again in 2013 to participate in the White House’s Open Data Initiative. He has been interviewed by Asian Fortune on his thoughts on the state of federal and commercial business growth (2012). J.J. delivered the second-largest Salesforce implementation for Time Warner Cable – Business Class, worked on hybrid terrestrial / satellite networks for Terrestar Networks, the European launch of the Xbox Live platform, and one the first live intercarrier SMS platform for DOVE soap’s Time Square wrinkled or wonderful campaign. J.J. holds a BA in Political Science from La Salle University. J.J. has always had a “Carpe Diem” approach to both life and work which he shares with his wife and two children.


Mike Hanisch

Co-Founder/Partner, Tenstreet LLC

Mike Hanisch is an executive with over 27+ years experience in recruiting, safety and retention consultation.  Mike’s innovation created Tenstreet’s flagship solution IntelliApp; which streamlined, optimized and assisted an under-served need for recruiting within the transportation industry.  Mike’s fortitude and entrepreneurial spirit led to additional solutions such as Xchange and Xpress, which helped companies connect using efficient software solutions that maximize time, money and labor resources.  Today, Mike continues to set groundbreaking initiatives for Tenstreet by listening to his clients, having an awareness for the market and promoting his expertise in helping companies hire better drivers faster.


Aaron D. Lacey

An experienced higher education attorney, with time served both as outside and in-house counsel, Aaron's practice is dedicated entirely to assisting postsecondary institutions and their partners to advance their educational and operational objectives while navigating complex regulatory environments.  The former Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Strategic Development for Vatterott Educational Centers, Inc., Aaron deeply appreciates the ever-increasing regulatory considerations that affect the day-to-day operations of postsecondary institutions, and the practical challenges associated with managing such considerations in a manner that is both efficient and cost effective... Continue reading.

DaveOsieckiDavid J. Osiecki

David J. Osiecki (Dave) is the Executive Vice President and Chief of National Advocacy at the American Trucking Associations, based in Arlington, VA. In this capacity, Dave is responsible for overseeing ATA’s policy development and regulatory advocacy on a host of trucking issues, including fuel/energy issues, environmental requirements, labor, safety and security rules, as well as truck size & weight limits. Dave is also responsible for managing a staff of policy and regulatory experts, and is often called on to represent ATA and the trucking industry at government hearings and industry events. Prior to his promotion as Executive Vice President, Dave was the Senior Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs... Continue reading.

Rim Yurkus

Rim Yurkus, CEO and Co-founder of Strategic Programs, Inc. earned his B.A. from the University of Illinois, Circle Campus. He completed graduate studies in statistics for Behavioral Sciences and Communications, and began his career in marketing research.

In 1988, Rim co-founded Strategic Programs, the first research firm to provide computerized 360 assessments for individuals and organizations. With three client organizations in the mid-1990s, he launched a three-year research and development project to design a process for capturing employee exit data in sufficient quantities that researchers could drill down... Continue reading.

Hotel Overview

Experience Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch. Enjoy its variety of dining outlets, including the world-famous Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Prefer a more casual dining experience? Enjoy Red Kitchen & Bar or Brewhouse. If you’re on the run, pick up a latte and freshly-made pastry at the on-site Starbucks. With so many things to do in St. Louis, you'll never get bored! Visit the famed Gateway Arch, just steps from the Saint Louis, Missouri hotel’s front door, tour the Anheuser Busch Brewery or take in a baseball game at Busch Stadium.

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You can expect Hyatt’s stylish modern guestrooms, including amenities like 37" flat screen TV's, sumptuous Grand Beds™, iHome stereos with iPod® docking stations, and high-speed internet access. Traveling with family and searching for hotels in Saint Louis, Missouri with more space? You'll enjoy its family suites with a king size bed, seating area complete with a sofa bed, connecting double guestroom and two bathrooms.