Event Speakers

John M. Corbin, P.E., PTOE John M. Corbin, P.E., PTOE
State Traffic Engineer
Wisconsin Department of Transportation(WisDOT)

John is the State Traffic Engineer for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). In his current role, John is responsible for statewide traffic design and traffic operations. John is also the Chair of the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition and is a co-chair of the Mainstreaming Operations Task Force of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

John holds a Bachelor of Science in Transportation Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (1986) and a Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison and the University of Illinois Chicago. He also has a Certificate in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Prior to his current position, John has served as a Freeway Operations Engineer and Intelligent Transportation Systems Program manager for WisDOT. John has 15 years experience with WisDOT. Prior to joining WisDOT, John worked as a Traffic Control Engineer for the City of Milwaukee and as a Construction Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation.

John is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin and a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer nationally. Fellow Member Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). Member ASCE Traffic Operations Committee, TRB Freeway Operations Committee, USDOT Public Safety Community's Transportation Safety Advancement Group, the Strategic Highway Research Program's Reliability Track Technical Coordinating Committee, and has served or chaired numerous national cooperative highway research program (NCHRP) project panels.

Sean Dilweg Sean Dilweg
Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

Governor Jim Doyle appointed Sean Dilweg Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Wisconsin on January 1, 2007. The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance regulates the business of insurance in Wisconsin.

During his tenure with OCI, Commissioner Dilweg has led consumer protection policy initiatives, ensuring the views of all stakeholders are shared through the creation of various councils and committees. Additionally, he serves as Chair of the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund Board of Governors, and is a board member of the Wisconsin Insurance Security Fund, the Health Insurance Risk Sharing Plan Authority and State of Wisconsin Group Insurance Board.

Commissioner Dilweg is also an active member in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). He has served as the Chair of the NAIC's Market Regulation, Consumer Affairs Committee, the Consumer Participation Board of Trustees and the Senior Issues Task Force. He had also chaired the Climate Change & Global Warming Task Force and the Climate Risk Disclosure Working Group. Additionally he served as the Vice-Chair of the NAIC's Life and Annuities (A) Committee. Commissioner Dilweg currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission and plays a lead role in a number of the financial issues facing insurers today.

Prior to this appointment he served as the Executive Assistant to the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) from 2003 to 2006. In addition to managing key agency activities, including external communications, tribal negotiations and state finances, he advised the Secretary of the Department of Administration and Governor Jim Doyle on legislative and policy matters.

Commissioner Dilweg holds a Masters in Public Administration from the La Follette Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin - Madison (1998) and a B.A. in English from Lawrence University in Appleton (1989).

Michael Gaughan Michael Gaughan
Vice President, Insurance
US Information Services

Michael Gaughan is vice president, insurance and is responsible for setting and directing TransUnion's marketing strategies for the insurance industry. He also facilitates product development, oversees analytical work, provides counsel on regulatory matters and manages relationships with TransUnion's insurance market partners.

Gaughan joined TransUnion in 1987 as a senior product development manager in the National Services division. Prior to TransUnion, he was a product development officer at Bank One.

Gaughan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing in 1980 and his M.B.A in International Business and Marketing in 1985 from DePaul University in Chicago. He frequently speaks on insurance related matters. Most recently, he provided keynote addresses for the Society for Insurance Research, the Insurance Direct & Database Marketing, the Direct Marketing Insurance and Financial Services Council, the ISOTech Annual Conference, the Insurance Workshops and the National Association of Independent Insurers. Gaughan also regularly volunteers his time as a youth baseball, basketball, and soccer coach.

John Miles Dr John Miles
Policy analyst in strategic aspects of road-based Intelligent Transport Systems

John Miles has over 40 years experience in transport planning, transport research and government policy development in the UK and Europe, including Director-level operations experience in highway network operations. He is owner-director of the transport research and management consultancy, Ankerbold International Ltd.

John is the immediate past chair (2004 to 2008) of the World Road Association (PIARC) Technical Committee on Road Network Operations. He is lead editor of the PIARC Handbook on Intelligent Transport Systems, now in its 2nd Edition and published in English, French and Chinese, with a Spanish translation in preparation.

Jack Pokrzywa Jack Pokrzywa
Director of Operations of SAE Automotive Headquarters and Manager of SAE Ground Vehicle Standards
SAE International

Mr. Pokrzywa is responsible for the overall performance of the SAE Ground Vehicle Standards support system, including new business development, international standards harmonization, and liaison with other standards development organizations. In his responsibility for managing SAE Ground Vehicle Standards, he interacts regularly with trade associations, government agencies, national, regional and international standards developing organizations, and inspection authorities.

Prior to joining SAE, Pokrzywa was a Program Manager at the Automotive Industry Action Group, where he managed CAD/CAM and data exchange projects for automotive OEMs and major suppliers.

Before joining AIAG, Jack held several sales management positions in the US, Germany and the UK with Octal, a Silicon Valley engineering software company, where he was responsible for initial start-up, daily operation and sales in Europe.

He held various engineering positions with Lamb Technicon Corp. prior to that.

An M.A. graduate of Warsaw's Catholic University, and Warsaw's Technical Institute with engineering certificate, Pokrzywa is a member of the Oakland County Workforce Development Board.

Paul Savage Paul Savage
Nextek Power systems, Inc.

Paul Savage, CEO, was an outside Director prior to joining Nextek in December 2002. A graduate from Haverford College, his background includes Bond Trading at CS First Boston and risk management at Lehman Brothers before joining start-up operations of Caterpillar's dealership in Vietnam, V-TRAC. Based in Hanoi, Paul filled 2 roles as the Director of Customer Finance and Marketing. He grew this green-field start-up to 87 employees, 5 offices and $22 million in sales in 2 years. This business was primarily back-up power systems from 20 kW to 2 MW. He is a Founding Member of the Emerge Alliance Corporation, a consortium aimed at promoting direct current (DC) power standards for buildings.

Paul is a member of the Board of Directors of Winrock International, a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. He is also a member of the Clinton Global Initiative; the largest individual investor in Nextek; and the organizer and coach for the team which operates the Company today.

Xianghui Song Xianghui Song
Associate Researcher
National Center of ITS Engineering & Technology, China

Ms. Song completed her masters in 2003 in Beijing Institute of Technology. Presently as she is associate research of the research institute of highway ministry of transport, and in charge of the direction of the Dedicated Short Range Communication(DSRC) in the National Center of ITS Engineering & Technology, mainly engaged in the automatic control system development, standards development and product research in Dedicated Short Range Communication and electronic toll collection. Ms. Song is the recipient of the Science and Technology Outstanding Award of China Highway and Transportation Society and the Chinese standard innovation contribution award. She has applied for 17 patents and has one collaborative specialized work.