September 23-25, 2019 | Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN

Advisory Board

2018 Advisory Board

Scott Conroy

Scott Conroy

Area Vice President, First Transit

Scott Conroy is the area vice president for First Transit’s East Region Campus Transit and Shuttle operations.  Scott oversees 25 university and airport systems across a broad spectrum of service needs.  Scott joined First Transit following the acquisition of Cognisa Transportation in January of 2007.  With over 25 years of experience in contract management for public and private institutions, he has developed a team which brings together talented mobility specialists to meet unique customer needs.

Chuck Covington

Chuck Covington

President and CEO, People's Transit

In 1998, Chuck founded People’s Transit, a Michigan-based ground transportation company providing ground transportation services for airports, businesses and individuals. As President and CEO, he provides oversight and leadership for the entire company. His focus is strategic and operational planning, business development, relationship management and developing start-up entities. Chuck has been successful in analyzing critical business requirements, identifying potential opportunities and deficiencies, developing innovative, cost-effective solutions to improve operational efficiencies. He also has extensive experience in shuttle bus design specifications, having working relationships with several shuttle bus manufacturers.

Len Engel

Len Engel

President/CEO, solutionLAB, Inc.

Len Engel joined solutionLAB, Inc. in June 2018 as president/CEO.  solutionLAB is a non-profit association advancing zero emissions public transportation solutions with breakthrough levels of environmental and economic performance. Previously, Len served as executive director/CEO of the Antelope Valley Transit Authority.  He joined AVTA in 2012 as the director of operations and maintenance, and in 2015 was named executive director.  Under his leadership the AVTA adopted a goal to be a 100% battery electric fleet by the end of 2018.  By May of 2018 the agency had acquired the funds needs to make the transition. Prior to his role at AVTA, Len served as vice-president and COO at Southland Transit, vice-president and chief technical officer at Horizon Internet Solutions and vice-president, marketing at Laidlaw Transit Services.

Chris Gourley

Chris Gourley

CEO, Go Express Travel

Chris Gourley is the CEO of GO Express Travel a company he founded in 1993 after a career in law enforcement. Chris is proud of the progress the company has made in the last 25 years and most importantly the relationships he has enjoyed with transportation industry leaders.

Kevin Hernandez

Kevin Hernandez

Managing Director, Ground Transportation Division, Ace Parking Management, Inc.

Kevin Hernandez joined Ace Parking in 2015 and is responsible for directing all of Ace Parking’s existing and new business development for transit and airport shuttle operations. Under his leadership, the ground transportation division has grown to over 20 different locations operating in campus, airport, and corporate locations across the Southwest. Kevin also designed the new divisional management structure, pioneered the implementation of alternative fuel and ZEV vehicles for Ace Parking fleet management, and has made analytics a key component of day to day operations across all shuttle locations. Prior to joining Ace, Kevin held multiple management positions at Servisair, LLC and Swissport, LLC where he oversaw transportation operations at both LAX and ONT airports for close to seven years.  

John Miller

John Miller

President, Miller Transportation

John Miller is president of Miller Transportation which operates charter motorcoach, school bus and intercity schedule service from terminals in Kentucky and Indiana. He currently serves as treasurer of the American Bus Association, vice president of Louisville SKAL and serves on the board of directors for the Indiana Transportation Association.  Working briefly in public accounting before dedicating 25 years to the bus business, John is fascinated by the development of the industry through local, regional, national and global influences and the many changes on the near horizon.

Theodore Sweet

Theodore Sweet

Director of Transit and Charter Services, Liberty University

Theodore Sweet is transit director at Liberty University, and has over thirty years of experience in the transportation industry.  Theodore started his career at Liberty University in 1996 as an automotive/bus technician and in 2010, through dedication and hard work, became Liberty’s transportation manager, where he was responsible for a fleet of 400 vehicles. After three years in this position, he was promoted to director of transit and charter services, where he is responsible for a bus fleet of 50 vehicles for transit/charter needs.




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-Bart Wyss, Director Distribution, Transportation & Logistics, UPMC, PA

Jack Jackson

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-Jack Jackson, Owner, Awash Ecowash Systems Corp., Stoney Creek, ON, Canada

“My first time attending BusCon after it was suggested to me. I was able to learn enough about changing my fleet to propane buses that it took my fears away about cost and infrastructure needs. Well worth my trip.”

-John Stapleton, Executive Director, Delta area Transit Authority / Schoolcraft County Transit Authority, Escanaba, MI

Chris Goebel

“As a first time exhibitor at BusCon, I was very pleased with the show, network opportunities and evening events.”

-Chris Goebel , Vice President, United States Warranty Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio

“Another great year for BusCon. Appreciate the continued growth in the exhibitors providing a variety of products and services. The increasing number of educational session and focus on vehicle maintenance and evolving technologies are welcomed."

-Michael Terry, President & CEO, IndyGo, Indianapolis, IN

Robert Losiniecki

“The one on one vendors were amazing...they just wanted to help even if they didn't have a product that I could use. I networked with other fixed route agencies. It was a great experience. Thanks BusCon!"

-Robert Losiniecki, Maintenance Director, Durham City Transit Company , Durham NC USA

“Great experience! I got to network with companies that I do not see in local conferences. This will lead to savings for my company. I look forward to attending next years conference.”

-Ken Riley, Maintenance and Facility Manager, Island Transit, Coupeville

James Wang

“An excellent way to network with all companies within the industry. It will broaden your view on whats out there and what can help. Highly recommended for any bus company that is trying to grow.“

-James Wang, Director of Operations, Peoria Charter. Urbana, IL

“BusCon is on the cutting edge of keeping the industry current on all new technologies.”

-Victoria Learn, Director of Maintenance, IndyGo, Indianapolis, IN

This was our first experience exhibiting at BusCon & it was very positive. We reconnected with existing customers, showed them our new products & connected with many new customers. Within two days after the show, I had meetings set with new customers

-Christopher Kast, Business Development Manager, Veritech Inc., Whippany

“Bus Con has a lot of value at a small price.”

-David Monsey, Owner, Avalon Executive Transportation of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

"This was Alexander Dennis Inc.'s first year exhibiting our E200 single deck bus at BusCon. Overall we had a great show & were very impressed with the amount of decision makers looking to gather more information that stopped at our bus display."

-Franco Paganuzzi, Product Sales Director - Single Deck, Alexander Dennis Inc., Canyon Lake

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