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Meet the Volunteers Who Help Shape the TRANSCAER Community

TRANSCAER® is organized into two groups: the National TRANSCAER Task Group (NTTG), including its Executive Committee, and our State Coordinator Team.

National TRANSCAER Task Group

The NTTG is the managing body of TRANSCAER initiatives. The NTTG steers the overall direction of TRANSCAER. The NTTG Executive Committee is responsible for long-range planning and coordination of all task group activities. They are also responsible for the conduct of NTTG business when the NTTG is not in session.

National TRANSCAER Task Group Meetings for 2024

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Time: 8:00AM-1:00PM MDT/10:00AM-3:00PM EST
Location - Missoula, MT
In-Person + Virtual Option

Thursday, August 15, 2024
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM EST
Virtual Meeting

Thursday, December 12, 2024
Time: 9:00AM EST to 2:00PM EST
Location - TBA

Our current NTTG includes the following volunteers:

2024-2026 Executive Committee

  • Joe Taylor, CSX Transportation, Chair (NTTG Member-At-Large)
  • Pete Kirk, The Dow Chemical Company, Vice Chair (ACC Member-At-Large)
  • Paul Holt, Union Pacific Railroad, Railroad Representative
  • Robyn Kinsley, The Chlorine Institute, Sponsor Representative
  • Keith Silverman, Axalta Coating System, NTTG Member-at-Large
  • Erica Bernstein, CHEMTREC, Director


  • Jeff Sloan, American Chemistry Council
  • Paul Hartman, American Petroleum Institute
  • Andy Elkins, Association of American Railroads
  • Michele Twilley, AIHA Guideline Foundation
  • Daphne Magnuson, Center for Liquefied Natural Gas 
  • Hinson Peters, Center for Liquefied Natural Gas
  • Joe Milazzo, CHEMTREC
  • Matt MIynarczyk, Industrial Steel Drum Institute 
  • George Kerchner, PRBA - The Rechargeable Battery Association
  • Missy Ruff - Renewable Fuels Association
  • Cindy Kuranchie, The Chlorine Institute
  • Tom Lynch, The Fertilizer Institute
  • Craig Jorgensen, The Sulphur Institute

Railroad Representatives

  • Derek Lampkin, BNSF Railway
  • Ken Collins, CN
  • Clem W. Schimikowski, CPKC Railway
  • Steve M. McNealy, CPKC Railway
  • Tony Rodriquez, CPKC Railway
  • Joe Taylor, CSX Transportation
  • Ryan Godsey, CSX Transportation
  • Cary Hiles, Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services, Inc.
  • Scott Deutsch, Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Kristian Ahrens, Union Pacific Railroad
  • Matt Thompson, Union Pacific Railroad
  • John Vergis, Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway


  • Paul Bomgardner, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Joan Segura, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Lisa Matsinger, Federal Railroad Administration
  • Deidre Dockery, International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • John Woulfe, International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Ken Desmond, National Volunteer Fire Council
  • Ken Willette, North American Fire Training Directors
  • Rachel Melah, Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
  • Jennifer DeAngelis, Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
  • Eddie Murphy,  Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 

ACC Members

  • Dave Drunkenbroad, Ashland Inc.
  • Toby Crow, Corteva Agriscience
  • Chad Blake, Covestro LLC
  • Pete Kirk, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Jeff Senchak, Koppers Inc.
  • Howard McCall, Koppers Inc.
  • Beau VanDyke, Koppers Inc.
  • Ryan Goldsmith, The Chemours Company

Additional NTTG Members

  • David Binder, Tanner Industries, Inc.
  • Dan Wright, Kenan Advantage Group, Inc.
  • Ron Lutzer, Nutrien
  • Matt Paynter, Nutrien
  • Sergio Navarro, Nutrien
  • Rick Hughes, Sunoco LP

Legal Counsel

  • Chris Brown, CHEMTREC


  • Jennifer Membreno-Maltez, CHEMTREC
  • Sawyer Sanchez, CHEMTREC
  • Manuel Betancourt Lopez, Corporativo CYDSA
  • Francisco Merchant Perez, CPKCm


  • Kristina Adler, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC)
  • Kara Edwards, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC)

State Coordinator Program

A dedicated group of volunteers from across the country and throughout the industry implement TRANSCAER initiatives at the state level.

Find your State Coordinator