Executive Vice President - Driver Resources
Robert E. Synowicki, Jr., joined the Company in 1987 as a tax and finance manager. Since that time, he was appointed to the following positions: (i) Treasurer in 1989; (ii) Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer in 1991; (iii) Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in March 1996; and (iv) Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in November 1996. Mr. Synowicki was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer in 1999, and he was named to his current position as Executive Vice President – Driver Resources in December 2010. Mr. Synowicki was employed by the independent public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co. as a certified public accountant from 1983 until his employment with us in 1987. Mr. Synowicki also serves on the board of directors of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and other professional organizations.
Truckload Carriers Association
Christopher W. "Chris" Burruss is the president of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). Prior to joining TCA in March 2004, he was president and CEO of the Tennessee Trucking Association. Mr. Burruss assumed those duties in May 1999. Mr. Burruss was raised in Jefferson City, Missouri, and educated in the public school system. After completing high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Burruss served for 5 years on active duty before being honorably discharged in 1991. He is a veteran of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. From 1991 until he assumed his duties with the Tennessee Trucking Association, Mr. Burruss worked for the Missouri Motor Carriers Association. He held the position of vice president of that organization. Mr. Burruss is also president of the North American Transportation Management Institute and the Professional Truck Driver Institute. In addition, he serves as president of the Truckload Academy and the TCA Scholarship Fund. Mr. Burruss is currently a director on the Board of Directors of Women In Trucking and is also a member of the American Society of Association Executives.
Todd Whitthorne is much more than a health speaker. He currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Cooper Concepts, Inc, a division of Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas. It is here where he has been able to expand his already vast knowledge of health and wellness and thus be able to further enrich his audiences at his health and wellness presentations.
Todd also serves as chairman of the Our Kids’ Health Foundation, a nonprofit which serves as an organization to help reduce inactivity and obesity among children in Texas. Mr. Whitthorne is also a member of the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP), the American College of Sports Medicine, in addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the Dallas GET A MOVE ON campaign. For over eight years, Todd has been working side by side with Dr. Ken Cooper as the executive producer and host of Healthy Living with Dr. Ken Cooper, a nationally syndicated weekly radio program heard in over 42 cities across the United States as well as online.
Clay graduated ASU Arizona State with a degree in business and finance. Joined the family business upon college graduation. Very active in charity organizations and has served on several boards throughout the Dallas Metroplex.
Clay is a driving factor behind much of Stevens Transport success and a true leader within the transportation industry.
Clay enjoys golfing, spending time with family.
F. Michael Reilly
Chairman / President / Chief Executive Officer
F. Michael Reilly is Randall-Reilly’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. Under Reilly’s leadership, the company has experienced phenomenal growth reaching more than $75 million in revenue and employing more than 400 associates at offices in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Chicago, Ill., Charlotte, N.C., and Milwaukee, Wis. Reilly’s strategic vision has transformed the company from a small business-to-business publishing firm into an innovative media and business information company.
During his more than 30-year career with the company, Reilly’s strategic vision has led to numerous start ups and acquisitions which have strengthened the company’s platforms in the construction, trucking and industrial sectors.
Associate Administrator for Policy
Larry Minor is FMCSA’s Associate Administrator for Policy. His office is responsible for strategic planning, program evaluation, and safety regulations concerning driver qualifications and training, hours of service for truck and bus drivers, and inspection, repair and maintenance programs for commercial motor vehicles. He began his Federal career in 1989 as a Mechanical Engineer responsible for developing truck and bus safety regulations for the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Motor Carriers. He served as Chief of the Vehicle and Roadside Operations Division from 1999 through February 2005, and Director of the Office of Bus and Truck Standards and Operations from 2005 to July 2007, when he was appointed Associate Administrator for Policy. He holds a B.S. in Physics from American University and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from George Washington University.
David J. Osiecki (Dave) is the Senior Vice President for Policy & Regulatory Affairs at the American Trucking Associations, based in Arlington, VA. In this capacity, Dave is responsible for overseeing ATA’s policy development 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 Senior Vice President, Dave was the Vice President of Safety for ATA and, before that, Executive Director of the ATA Intermodal Conference.
Dave came to the ATA in 1996 with almost ten years of motor carrier safety experience with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Motor Carriers (OMC). At DOT, he held several different positions involving compliance & enforcement functions, as well as program, policy, and regulation development.
Dave is a native of Reading, Pennsylvania. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a Masters Degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Dave is married with two sons.
Matthew J. Wrobel
Vice President, Sales
C-SAPA, BAT, Qualified Urine Drug Screen Collector
Matt began his journey with Foley in 1997 as a Customer Service Representative. Vinnie Picciarelli, VP of Sales at the time, quickly recognized his talent and within three months brought him into his circle of Sales and Marketing. Matt continued to progress and eagerly learned about the world of DOT Compliance and Foley’s role in helping companies achieve and maintain it.
Truckers Against Trafficking
Kendis Paris is the executive director and co-founder of Truckers Against Trafficking, a 501(c)3 organization that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking. She’s been involved in fighting human trafficking since 2008, when, as one of her initial efforts, she co-coordinated a national Human Trafficking Awareness Conference in Denver, Colorado. Afterward, she co-founded Colorado’s Volunteer Network to End Human Trafficking to mobilize anti-trafficking volunteers in her state. In January 2013, she became an Ashoka fellow, and is also a board member of Denver Metro Crimestoppers.