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56 APPENDIX A Technical Advisory Group Biographies Karen Chappell Virginia, a large state-agency, multi-site science center network. He is past president of the Association of Science-Technology Ms. Chappell is the former Deputy Commissioner of the Centers and past president of the Virginia Academy of Science. Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Among her other Dr. Witschey is currently the Chairman of the Virginia Rail responsibilities, Ms. Chappell oversaw the CDL with HazMat Policy Institute and was asked to participate because of his endorsement process. Furthermore, Ms. Chappell was involved extensive contacts with individuals who have knowledge in a Virginia study of credentialing processes. Ms. Chappell was of transportation-related issues, as well as his science and asked to join the TAG based on her experience in evaluating technology expertise. and changing the credentialing process, in addition to her knowledge of the state credentialing system. Jim Wilding Wiley Mitchell Mr. Wilding is the retired president and CEO of the Met- ropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Mr. Wilding's avi- Mr. Mitchell is the former senior general counsel of Nor- ation career spans 43 years. He is a graduate civil engineer folk Southern Railroad and currently serves as special counsel. with prior service with the FAA. Mr. Wilding held progres- Mr. Mitchell was responsible for casualty claims and litigation, sively responsible positions in all phases of engineering for the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and insurance the two federally owned airports, Washington Dulles Inter- litigation at Norfolk Southern. Mr. Mitchell is a member of national and Ronald Reagan Washington National, eventu- the firm's government relations practice group, specializing ally becoming the organization's chief engineer. He served as in state and local government issues. In addition, he is engaged chief engineer until becoming the airports' deputy director in in rail transportation law with Willcox & Savage in Norfolk. 1975 and as director 4 years later. Mr. Wilding was asked to Mr. Mitchell is a past national president and a current member participate to represent the interests of a major airport, as well of the executive committee of the National Association of as for his extremely broad contacts and expertise in aviation Railroad Trial Counsel. He is the immediate past chair of matters, including freight issues. the Virginia Rail Advisory Committee and Vice Chair of the Virginia Rail Policy Institute. Mr. Mitchell was asked to partic- John Smith ipate because of his expansive knowledge of freight rail issues especially related to employee credentialing. Mr. Smith is the vice president of Shenandoah Logistics. He is currently the executive director of the Virginia Rail Pol- icy Institute. Mr. Smith gained experience in trucking and Dr. Walter Witschey shipping as director of operations for VHI Transport and as Dr. Witschey has more than 40 years of experience in busi- operations manager for the Port of Richmond. Mr. Smith has ness management in both the public and private sectors. He had direct experience with the credentialing process, includ- served 14 years as president and CEO of a computer services ing applying for, and obtaining, the TWIC. Mr. Smith was business and has an extensive background as an independent asked to participate as a representative of trucking-logistics business and systems management consultant. From 1992 concerns and for his experience in the credentialing process until 2007 he served as the director of the Science Museum of and procedures from the perspective of the trucking industry.
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57 Lt. Sal Castruita Dale Bennett Lt. Castruita is an Operations Division lieutenant for the Vir- Mr. Bennett is the president and CEO of the Virginia Truck- ginia Port Authority Police Department. He oversees the law ing Association (VTA). As the executive head of the VTA, enforcement operations of two marine terminals in the Hamp- Mr. Bennett has immediate and extensive access to truck- ton Roads area: the Portsmouth Marine Terminal and the New- ing companies, private fleet operators, industry suppliers, port News Marine Terminal. He has extensive experience and and other firms and individuals interested in the well responsibility for the proper credentialing of those persons who being of motor freight transportation at the local, state, wish to access the port facility. He has direct experience with and national levels. Mr. Bennett was asked to participate proper display, currency, and validation of credentials. He was because he can provide direct access to persons who may asked to participate because of his knowledge of port operations, have valuable information about the credentialing process enforcement, and security related to the credentialing process. and its use.