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2023 N.C. Transportation Summit

​The N.C. Department of Transportation, in partnership with NC GO!, hosted the fourth annual N.C. Transportation Summit, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 18-19, 2023, at the Raleigh Conve​​ntion Center.​​

​​Wednesday, Jan. 18

General Sessions

Why N.C.? Transportation's Role in Economic Development​​

Introduction: Lisa Mathis, N.C. Board of Transportation, Division 8

Moderator: Christopher Chung, Economic Development Partnership of NC 

Panelists: Sean Suggs, Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina, President
Brad Kohn, Wolfspeed, Inc., General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Van Anh Nguyen, VinFast Manufacturing U.S., CEO ​

Ensuring Equity and Access in Transportation

Introduction: Billy Clarke, N.C. Board of Transportation, Division 13

Moderator: Deputy Secretary Ebony Pittman, NCDOT, Business Administration

Panelists: Julie Lorenz, Former Kansas Dept. of Transportation Secretary, Veronica P. McBeth, Federal Transit Administration, Senior Advisor, ​​Secretary Eileen Vélez-Vega, Puerto Rico Dept. of Transportation and Public Works, Shari Schaftlein, Federal Highway Administration, Director of the Office of Human Environment

Breakout Sessions

Using Data to Improve Transportation Safety, Programming and Finances

Introduction: Pat Molamphy, N.C. Board of Transportation, At-Large

Moderator: Kevin Lacy, NCDOT, Director of Strategic Planning and Programming

Panelists: Brett Boston, FORO, Founder Alan Jacobson, Alteryx, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, and Gil West, Cruise, Chief Operating Officer

The Future of DMV: Mobile Driver Licensing

Introduction: Melvin Mitchell, N.C. Board of Transportation, Division 4

Moderator: Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles

Panelists: Mike McCaskill, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, Director of Identity Management, Paige Paxton, Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles, Field Administrator, and Ryan Williams, Utah Department of Public Safety, Driver License Division, IT/Quality Assurance Manager

Innovations in Multimodal Transportation

Introduction: N. Leo Daughtry, N.C. Board of Transportation, At-Large

Moderator: Deputy Secretary Julie White, NCDOT, Multimodal Transportation

Panelists: Deputy Administrator Jennifer Mitchell, Federal Railroad Administration, Joe Moye, BEEP, CEO, Prem Gururajan, RIDECo, Co-Founder and CEO, and Danielle Spila, PennDOT, Bureau of Public Transportation Director

Hiring & Competing for Workforce Post-COVID

Introduction: Grady Hunt, N.C. Board of Transportation, Division 6

Moderator: Amanda Olive, NCDOT, Human Resources Director

Panelists: Jeff Pelton, Washington State Department of Transportation, Office of Human Resources and Safety Director, Dr. Hilary Nixon, San Jose University, Mineta Transportation Institute, Deputy Executive Director, Sharny Singh, Amazon, Senior Site Manager, and Jon Lemon, SAS, Principal Industry Consultant 

Thursday, Jan. 19

General Sessions

How Do We Build for N.C.’s Future? Industry Trends, Broadband & Alternative Delivery

Introduction: Merrie Jo Alcoke, N.C. Board of Transportation, Division 2

Moderator: Chris Peoples, NCDOT, Chief Engineer

Panelists: Ken Simonson, The Associated General Contractors of America, Chief Economist, Alda Licis, Tilson, Vice President for Infrastructure Development, and Duane Callender, Build America Bureau, Credit Programs Office Director

Funding the Future of Transportation: Policymaker Roundtable

Introduction: Tony Lathrop, N.C. Board of Transportation, Division 10

Moderator: Loretta Boniti, Spectrum News, Anchor

Panelists: Dale Folwell, N.C. Treasurer, Sen. Tom McInnis, Rep. Brenden Jones, Sen. Mike Woodard and Rep. Phil Shepard

Breakout Sessions

How Ports Add Value to NC & National Supply Chain

Introduction: Landon Zimmer, N.C. Board of Transportation, Division 3

Moderator: Brian Clark, NC Ports Authority, Executive Director

Panelists: Tiffany Bowman, Bluewater Logistics Group, Chief Executive Officer, Corey Barnhill, Cardinal Foods, President/CEO, Matthew A. Drown, Global Manager of Transportation and Packaging, and Michael Mann, Independent Container Line, Senior Vice President Commercial​

The Future of Digital Payments in Mobility Systems

Introduction: Stephen Rosenburgh, N.C. Board of Transportation, At-Large

Moderator: JJ Eden, N.C. Turnpike Authority, Executive Director

Panelists: Andy Taylor, Mastercard, Urban Mobility Director, Lauren Oliphant, Slack, Solution Engineering Director and Monali Shah, Google, Head of Industry Solutions

​NC Go! Session: Communicating Mileage-Based User Fees​​

Introduction: Andy Wells, N.C. Board of Transportation, At-Large

Moderator: Marc Finlayson, NC Go! Chair

Panelists: Dr. Trish Hendren, Eastern Transportation Corridor Coalition, Executive Director, Jennifer Rash, PRR, Director, Transportation West, and Ted Bristol, MBUF Alliance, Director of Operations

Reducing Vehicle Miles Traveled/Ensuring Environmental Justice

Moderator: Jen Weiss, NCDOT, Senior Advisor for Climate Change Policy

Panelists: Mayor Damon Seils, Town of Carrboro, Virginia Guidry, N.C. Department of Health & Human Services, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch Head, and Olatunji Oboi Reed, The Equiticity Racial Equity Movement, President & Chief Executive Officer

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