Joseph W. Martinelli
Joseph W. Martinelli is Founder of PiPRO, a consultancy serving pipeline industry clients through risk management, incident response, and business management. He retired as President of Chevron Pipe Line Company after nearly five decades of work in the petroleum industry. He has held executive positions in the areas of oil exploration and production as well as pipeline operation. He has also served in senior management positions at Gulf Oil Exploration Corporation. During his career, he was a member of a number of industry organizations and boards, including those of the Association of Oil Pipelines and American Petroleum Institute. He was Program Chair for pipeline executive seminars at the Northwestern University Transportation Center. He is a charter member of the National Academy of Construction. The National Institute of Standards and Technology selected him as a Baldrige Examiner. He earned a B.S. in petroleum engineering and M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.
University of California, Los Angeles
Ali Mosleh (NAE) is Distinguished Professor and holder of the Evelyn Knight Chair in Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Previously, he was the Nicole J. Kim Eminent Professor of Engineering and Director of the Center for Risk and Reliability at the University of Maryland. His areas of expertise are Bayesian methods for data analysis, common cause failure analysis, modeling of the impact of organizational factors on system reliability, dynamic accident simulation and probabilistic risk assessment, and space systems risk analysis. He has led many studies on the risk and safety of complex systems, such as space missions, nuclear power plants, commercial aviation, communication networks, and healthcare systems. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2010. He has served on several National Research Council committees, including the Committees on Alaska's Oil and Gas Pipeline Infrastructure and on Risk of Vessel Accidents and Spills in the Aleutian Islands. He currently serves on the TRB Marine Board. He earned a B.S. in physics from Sharif University of Technology and an M.S. and Ph.D. in nuclear science and engineering from University of California, Los Angeles.
State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
Tonya Ngotel is Coordinator for the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) for Nebraska. She is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the SERC, as well as the establishment of its plans, policies, and procedures. Her duties include communicating critical information to first responders across the state. She has represented the national hazardous materials planning community as President of the National Association of SARA Title III Program Officials (NASTTPO) since 2012. Her position at NASTTPO requires interacting with regional and national level executives and senior government officials pertaining to the transportation and storage of hazardous materials. She serves on various advisory councils and working groups of the Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Executive Office of the President. She earned a B.A. in Human Resources and Psychology from Doane College.
Gregory G. Noll
South Central Task Force
Gregory G. Noll is Program Manager for the South Central Task Force, an eight-county, all-hazards emergency preparedness organization in South Central Pennsylvania. He is also Senior Partner at Hildebrand Noll Associates, a consulting firm specializing in emergency planning, response, and incident management issues. He is the past co-chair and current member of the InterAgency Board Training and Exercise SubGroup. He has received a number of national level awards, including the 2011 John M. Eversole Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), which is the highest award given by IAFC Hazardous Materials Committee. He is a Certified Safety Professional and Certified Emergency Manager, and has been involved in a number of national emergency response initiatives, including chair of the National Fire Protection Association’s Technical Committee on Hazardous Materials Response Personnel. He earned a B.A. in business administration and management from Kutztown State College and an M.A. in public administration from Iowa State University.
Craig E. Philip
Craig E. Philip (NAE) is Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Transportation Research. From 1993 to 2014, he served as President and CEO of Ingram Barge Company. He began his career at Consolidated Rail Corporation and later served with Southern Pacific Railroad where he was Vice President of their Intermodal Division. He has been actively engaged in transportation and logistics industry leadership, serving as chairman of the American Waterways Operators, the National Waterways Conference, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He was a member of TRB’s Executive Committee and Marine Board. He also serves as a U.S. Commissioner of the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure and on the US. Department of Transportation’s National Freight Advisory Committee. He serves on the boards of the ArcBest Corporation, the Seamen’s Church Institute, the Red Cross of Tennessee, and the Nashville Civic Design Center. In 2010, he was designated a Distinguished Diplomate in the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2014. He earned a B.S. in civil engineering from Princeton and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from MIT.
Ian P. Savage
Ian P. Savage is Professor of Instruction in the Department of Economics and Transportation Center, Northwestern University, where he has worked since 1986. He is Associate Chair of the Department of Economics and has served as Associate Director of the Transportation Center. His research has centered on urban public transportation and transportation safety. He has conducted research into safety performance and the effectiveness of safety regulations in most modes of transportation with particular emphasis on the trucking and railroad industries, as well as a study of double-hulled tankers. He has served on the organizing committees of local, national and international professional organizations. He was a member of the TRB Committee for Review of the Federal Railroad Administration Research Development, and Demonstration Programs, and is currently a member of the TRB Standing Committee on Highway/Rail Grade Crossings. He earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Sheffield and Ph.D. from the School of Economic Studies and Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds.
Katherine F. Turnbull
Texas Transportation Institute Texas A&M University
Katherine F. Turnbull is Associate Director of the Transportation Institute of the Texas A&M University System. She is head of the System Planning, Policy, and Environment Research Group, responsible for managing programs in College Station, Arlington, and Austin with 180 employees and an annual research budget of approximately $10 million. In addition, she is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning. Her research focuses on transportation planning and intelligent transportation systems. She is currently the principal investigator for a study examining the impact of the energy sector (oil, gas, wind, crude by rail, and coal) on the transportation systems of eight states. She is active in TRB and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). She served as Chair of the TRB HOV Committee for six years and currently chairs ITE’s Transit Council. She is also a member of the ITS America Coordinating Council. She earned a B.S. in political science and history from the University of Minnesota, M.S. in urban affairs from the University of Wisconsin, and Ph.D. in urban and regional science from Texas A&M University.