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Autonomous Vehicle Policy Task Force

Commonwealth Representatives

Kurt J. Myers, Deputy Secretary for Driver and Vehicle Services, PennDOT, Co-chair

Roger Cohen, Policy Director, PennDOT, Co-chair

Glenda Ebersole, Policy Director, Department of Insurance

Steve D’Ettore, Policy Director, Department of Community and Economic Development

Major Ed Hoke, Bureau of Patrol, PA State Police

Lieutenant Brian Ianuzzi, Bureau of Patrol, PA State Police

Stacia Ritter, Director of Policy and External Affairs, PA Turnpike Commission

Captain Bruce Williams, Bureau of Patrol, PA State Police


Stakeholder Representatives

Ted Leonard, Executive Director, AAA

Robert C. Pitcher, Vice President, State Laws, American Trucking Association

Kevin Stewart, President, PA Motor Truck Association

Dr. Raj Rajkumar, Carnegie Mellon University

Phil Bobitz, Assistant Safety Engineer/Transportation Engineer, Federal Highway Administration

Jeffrey Perry, Director, Public Policy, General Motors

Erika Strassburger, Chief of Staff, City of Pittsburgh Council District 8

Larry Coben, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association

Bill Gouse, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Ashwini Chhabra, Head of Policy Development, Uber Technologies

Erick Guerra, Professor of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania

Shari Shapiro, Head of Public Affairs, Pennsylvania and Delaware, Uber


PennDOT Support

Leo Bagley, AICP, Special Assistant to the Secretary

Andrew Blum, Policy Specialist

Cindy Cashman, Legislative Director

Brian Hare, P.E., Planning Division Manager

Rich Kirkpatrick, Communications Director

Mark Kopko, Senior Civil Engineer, Traffic Operations Planning

Emma Lowe, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Transportation

Jason Sharp, Executive Deputy Chief Counsel

Kara Templeton, Director, Bureau of Driver Licensing

Phil Tomassini, Chief Information Officer

Erin Waters-Trasatt, Press Secretary


Legislative Support

Meredith Biggica, Executive Director, House Transportation Committee

Eric Bugaile, Executive Director, House Transportation Committee

David Kozak, Research Analyst, House Transportation Committee

Josh Myers, Executive Director, Senate Transportation Committee

Nolan Ritchie, Executive Director, Senate Transportation Committee

Kyle Wagonseller, Research Analyst, Senate Transportation Committee