NPTC 2015 Education Management Conference & Exhibition
April 26-28, 2015 - Cincinnati, Ohio

PROGRAM AGENDA               Detailed Workshops

Hotel = Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel
CC = Convention Center                                              -- Subject to Change --

Saturday – April 25


Board and Committee Meetings (members only):

12:00 - 12:30pm Joint Board Meeting Buffet Lunch -- Continental Ballroom
12:30pm - 3:45pm Joint Board Meeting for members of NPTC Board of Directors, Institute Board of Governors and National Advisory Board -- Continental Ballroom
4:00pm - 5:30pm NPTC Board of Directors Meeting -- Salon H & I
5:30pm - 6:00pm Conference Planning Committee Walk-Through
6:00pm - 6:30pm CTP Graduation Ceremony REHEARSAL (new CTPs only)
8:00am - 5:00pm - CC

Exhibitor Booth Setup - Duke Energy Center - Hall A

2:00pm - 6:00pm - CC

Registration OPEN
- Duke Energy Center - Outside Hall A

Sunday – April 26

8:00am - 6:00pm - CC

Registration OPEN
- Duke Energy Center - Outside Hall A

8:00 - 9:00am - Hotel
First Timer's Welcome Breakfast Orientation
8:00am -2:00pm - CC

Exhibitor Booth Setup - Duke Energy Center - Hall A

9:30 - 10:45am - Hotel

Concurrent Educational Workshops:

11:00 - 2:00pm - Hotel

Carey Lohrenz

CTP Graduation Ceremony

Kick-Off Brunch with
Keynote Speaker:
Carey Lohrenz, USN Fighter Pilot (right)

Speaker Sponsored by Lytx, Inc.

Featured Speaker: Carey Lohrenz knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure, extreme environments imaginable: in the cockpit at Mach 2. As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, having flown missions worldwide as a combat-mission-ready United States Navy pilot, Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments, where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results.

The same challenges are found in business: markets change, customer needs evolve and if you do not adapt quickly your company is at risk. In her motivating and engaging keynote presentations, Carey shares her fascinating experiences operating in one of the world's most challenging environments - an aircraft carrier. She is uniquely qualified in the fundamentals of winning under pressure, reducing errors and overcoming obstacles. Her mastery of these fundamentals can help your team triumph in this high-risk, time crunched world.

3:00 - 6:00pm - CC

Grand Opening and Reception

7:00 - 9:30pm - Hotel

Active Image ACT 1 Gala Evening Reception & Dinner

Monday – April 27

7:00am - 4:00pm - CC

Registration OPEN - Duke Energy Center - Outside Hall A

7:30 - 9:00am - Hotel

General Session / Breakfast

-- NPTC Membership/Business Meeting
-- Professional Leadership Awards
-- Legislative & Regulatory Update by NPTC General Counsel, Rick Schweitzer

9:15 - 10:45am - CC

Concurrent Educational Workshops:

11:00 - 1:00pm - Hotel
Jack Van Steenburg
NPTC/Lytx, Inc.
Driver Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Luncheon with
Featured Speaker: Jack Van Steenburg (right)
Chief Safety Officer & Assistant Administrator
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Speaker Co-Sponsored by
Mack Leasing System

Featured Speaker: Jack Van Steenburg is the Chief Safety Officer and Assistant Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This is one of three career positions that require Presidential approval at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

As Chief Safety Officer and Assistant Administrator, Van Steenburg serves as the Agency’s chief safety advocate promoting critical and strategic partnerships with federal, state, and local governments by providing direction oversight throughout numerous national commercial vehicle safety programs. He works closely with FMCSA’s Administrator and Deputy Administrator to provide leadership in advancing the Agency’s key Commercial Motor Vehicle safety initiatives through strengthened enforcement, new technologies, and solid research tools as well as providing expert guidance on new commercial vehicle safety laws. In addition, he is the final agency decision maker in all adjudicated enforcement cases.

1:15 - 2:30pm - CC 206N

Exhibitor Meeting / Booth Selection for NPTC 2016

1:30 - 2:45pm - CC

Concurrent Educational Workshops:


3:00 - 5:30pm - CC

EXHIBIT HALL Reception Extravaganza

Tuesday – April 28

7:15 - 8:15am - HotelActive Image

General Session / Breakfast
-- NPTC/Lytx, Inc. Fleet Safety Awards Ceremony

8:45 - 10:00am - CC

Concurrent Educational Workshops:


10:15 - 11:30am - CC

Concurrent Educational Workshops:

11:45am - 2:15pm - Hotel

LuncheonKenny Vieth

with Featured Speaker:
Kenny Vieth (right)
President & Senior Analyst
ACT Research Company, LLC

Speaker Sponsored by:
Verizon NetworkFleet

After graduating from Southern Illinois University, Vieth spent six years in city government and education before joining ACT Research in 1991. Vieth became a partner in 2000 and was named President in 2010. Kenny oversees commercial vehicle analysis and forecasting at ACT. In his capacity as the principal heavy vehicle market analyst, Vieth has become an advisor to OEMs, suppliers, Wall Street and the Federal Reserve, for whom he is a frequent contributor to the Beige Book report.

In 2008, Vieth cemented a partnership with China’s State Information Center to provide forecasts to Western companies interested in understanding commercial vehicle demand trends in China.


2:30 - 5:00pm - Hotel

Benchmarking Summit

An in-depth review of the 2015 NPTC Annual Private Fleet Benchmarking Report Results.

**** Spouse/Guest Program ****
♦ Open Lounge with refreshments at Hotel on Sunday and Monday
♦ All Conference Social Functions, including meals and Exhibit Hall Activities

Questions about the program? Contact Tom Moore, CTP, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.