Conference Speakers


Bill Livingood

billlivingoodFormer Sergeant at Arms (36th)
United States House of Representatives

Bill Livingood is an accomplished Senior Federal Law Enforcement Executive. His expertise is in all aspects of management, planning, leadership, operations, security, and emergency preparedness gained through 17 years as the U.S. Congress House of Representatives` as Sergeant-at-Arms and 33 years in the United States Secret Service. Many of his key positions included: Presidential, Foreign Dignitary, and Candidate Protection; Criminal Investigation; Headquarters and Field Office management; Senior Agent in Office Inspection; and Senior Advisor to several Secret Service Directors.

As the 36th Sergeant at Arms, United States House of Representatives and third longest serving Sergeant at Arms in our national history appointed by both Republican and Democratic Administration, his responsibilities included:

  • Chief Law Enforcement and Protocol Officer Roles
  • Liaison Leadership with more than 30 National Security Organizations, International Organizations, and Private Industry.
  • Operational Security, Manpower Planning, Training, and Management Performance Measurement Standards.
  • Criminal Investigation, Protective Services, and Emergency Preparedness

Skilled at building effective working alliances at all levels of Federal, State, and Local Government, as well as private industry, Livingood achieves timely, cost effective goals. He has briefed Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of Government on Emergency Preparedness, Organizational Techniques, Vulnerability Analysis, Information Systems Security, and Individual Protective Measures.

Some key accomplishments as Sergeant-At-Arms included: development of extensive contacts at all levels of government in the U.S. and abroad (particularly Europe, Asia, and Middle East), invaluable in coordinating Congressional delegations travel; directing security and logistics for Congressional delegations travel worldwide; coordinating intelligence analysis and protective operations with U.S. military and multi-national coalition forces on House Congressional visits to combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan; briefing security officials of international legislative bodies regarding best practices; and planning in leading Capitol Police and U.S. Federal agency response and mitigation assistance during the anthrax and ricin attacks against the Capitol, and the 9-11 crisis.

Mr. Livingood served in the United State Navy from 1954- 1957.

Currently, Mr. Livingood is a partner and co-founder of Livingood Advisors (LGA), a security company specializing in conducting risk assessment and risk management, and providing security consultant services to senior managers. LGA also provides strategic advice to companies on security and business development. He also serves on the Board of Directors of TSG (IT company) and several other private sector companies and is on the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council.

Mr. Livingood received the Distinguished Alumni Award (2010) from Michigan State University, and is the recipient of numerous awards. He holds an active TS Security Clearance.


Brian Bobo

Brian Bobo
Vice President, Enterprise Security
Schneider National

Brian Bobo is the Vice President of Enterprise Security at Schneider, a leading provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services. In this role, Bobo is responsible for the planning and execution of effective processes throughout the enterprise for information security as well as personal and physical security. He also develops and drives initiatives for disaster recovery, business continuity and emergency preparedness.

Prior to joining Schneider, Bobo was a Technologies Services Manager for Target Corporation, where he managed corporate-wide information protection and IT security teams. Bobo worked for Target for 12 years, holding various positions with increasing responsibility, including warehouse management, IT security and disaster recovery. Bobo has 28 years of military experience serving in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard. He most recently led the Cyber team for the Minnesota Army National Guard prior to being promoted to the head of IT for the Minnesota Army National Guard.

Bobo received his Bachelor of Science degree in History and Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida and a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. In addition, Bobo has earned the Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Certified Business Continuity Professional certifications.


Dean Croke

DeanCrokeDean Croke
Vice President
Omnitracs Analytics

Dean Croke is Vice President of Omnitracs Analytics and responsible for growing consultative analytics and data products using Business Intelligence technologies including predictive models, complex business rules engines and data analytics.
Croke was one of the original founders of FleetRisk Advisors (now Omnitracs Analytics) and has 35 years of experience in transportation, mining and insurance risk management. His family is still actively involved in the trucking business and having completed nearly 2 million miles in Australia as a long distance truck driver, Croke still holds a CDL and is uniquely experienced in the field of transportation management, risk management and human performance.

Prior to FleetRisk Advisors Croke worked at Lancer Insurance where he developed the widely acclaimed “Sleep Management Program for Truckers” – a unique approach to managing sleep as opposed to fatigue. Croke has held a number of senior positions at Boston-based Circadian Technologies Inc., global insurer Allianz, and was also General Manager of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) where he and played a key management role in the Fatigue Management Program (FMP), the world’s first performance-based alternative to driver logs.


Dan Holton

DanHoltonDan Holton
Assistant Administrator
Tennessee, Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Mr. Holton has been working for the State of Tennessee, Department of Labor and Workforce Development for over 17 years, and he now serves as Assistant Administrator overseeing WIOA performance accountability and data infrastructure, federal reporting, ETPL, policy development, and program compliance. His primary focus recently has been in the development and implementation of the Virtual One-Stop case management, data collection and reporting system. Over the years he has delivered several plenary sessions nationwide, and workshops and training sessions on topics such as workforce system functional alignment, implementation of the common measures, regression modeling, and using software to improve performance outcomes. Mr. Holton holds BA and MA degrees from Appalachian State University, and the University of Dallas respectively, each with a concentration in formal logic. Dan has been married to Shelley for over 40 years, with two wonderful children and one grandson, Jacob.


Larry Minor

Larry Minor
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.


Aaron Lacey

Aaron D. Lacey, Partner
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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.


Dr. Marla Stafford, PhD.

Marla-Royne-Stafford.jpgDr. Marla Stafford, PhD.
Professor and Chair, Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management
Great Oaks Foundation

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Dr. Marla Royne Stafford is the Great Oaks Foundation Professor of Marketing, Senior Research Fellow with the Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics, Chair of the Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management and Affiliate Faculty in the School of Public Health. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, her MBA from Rollins College and her BA from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the University of Memphis in 2001, Dr. Royne Stafford was associate professor of marketing at the University of North Texas. Before entering academia, she held positions with Tupperware Worldwide, Cardinal Industries and Philip Crosby Associates.


Derek J. Leathers

Derek J. Leathers
President and Chief Operating Officer of Werner Enterprises

DEREK J. LEATHERS is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Werner Enterprises. Derek has worked in the transportation and logistics industry for over 20 years. Throughout his tenure at Werner, he has held integral roles in many facets of the organization, including the establishment of Werner’s Mexico operations, oversight for all the asset operating groups and leading the launch of Werner Global Logistics, which encompasses transportation management and freight movement within Intermodal, Ocean, Air and Brokerage. Prior to joining Werner in 1999, Mr. Leathers was one of the first foreign members of Mexico's trucking association (CANACAR) and was based out of Mexico City for several years. Derek holds an Economics degree from Princeton University.


Mitch Roth

Mitch Roth
Roth Doner Jackson, PLC

Mitchell N. Roth is a partner at Roth Doner Jackson, PLC.  He is nationally recognized for his experience with state and federal direct marketing laws. He counsels clients on developing effective marketing strategies to ensure compliance with telemarketing, email, fax, direct mail and internet marketing laws. He also has significant experience in defending clients in nation-wide class action lawsuits arising out of alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act as well as enforcement actions initiated by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general alleging violations of marketing laws. Mr. Roth works closely with several national trade associations in advising them and their members on compliance with marketing and privacy laws and is a frequent lecturer on legal issues affecting the direct marketing industry.


Richard G. Clarke

Dick-ClarkeRichard G. Clarke, CPCU, CIC, RPLU
Senior Vice President
J. Smith Lanier & Co.

Dick Clarke is a veteran of the property/liability insurance industry, having worked as underwriter, consultant and broker through hard and soft market cycles. He is currently Senior Vice President with the regional brokerage, J. Smith Lanier & Co. headquartered in Georgia.

He publishes articles and teaches on a variety of executive liability and E&O subjects, and functions as an expert witness, a consultant to buyers of commercial insurance, and to insurance companies concerning product development. He is a teacher in CE programs for several professional insurance organizations. His books are listed for purchase on, with the most recent, Executive Liability Insurance: From the Basics to an Advanced Approach having entered its fifth edition in 2012 (and available in hard copy format through [This work was translated into Japanese for the Risk Management community in Japan, in 2013.] Clarke was an original recipient of the CPCU Society’s “Distinguished Instructor in Insurance” award, in 1996.

He holds several professional designations.


Steve Monacelli

Steve-Monacelli-150-188.jpgSteve Monacelli
New Truck District Sales Manager
Navistar, Inc.

Steve has been in the motor vehicle industry for over forty years. His background includes positions as an automobile technician and journeyman lift truck technician before entering the sales arena. Steve worked at automobile dealerships and truck dealerships until 1996, when he joined International Truck and Engine Corporation (now Navistar, Inc.) as a sales representative. In the last nineteen years with Navistar, Steve has held the positions of Retail Sales Representative, Wholesale Manager, Used Truck Center General Manager and New Truck District Sales Manager. In his current role of Sales Director for the Used Truck Organization, Steve is responsible for overseeing seven corporate Used Truck sales facilities, and one co-operative venture with an International dealer in cities across the eastern half of the United States.   

Steve was born, raised, and continues to reside in the metropolitan Detroit area.  He, and his wife Linda spent many years as a foster family, and they fostered 38 infants including the two they adopted. Steve’s hobbies include golf (please read as “hacker”) and classis cars.


Homer S. Hogg

Homer-Hogg-150-188.jpgHomer S. Hogg
Manager of Technical Development

Homer Hogg has an extensive 33 year career where he began at Ryder as a technician and worked his way to Director of Maintenance Training for North America with responsibility for 58 Training Centers, 80 Trainers serving over 4000 technicians and 2,500 shop managers. He transitioned from Ryder to TA/Petro and now is responsible for maintaining TA’s technical training relationship with Daimler Trucks North America, developing technical solutions for TA/Petro and managing technical training curricula.

He is an ASE Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Master certified technician, Daimler Trucks North America certified Dealer Trainer, Six Sigma certified thru Villanova University, and co-host on SiriusXM radio called Maintenance Matters. He also writes technical articles in each addition of Road King magazine.