Meet the Team

Our nationwide team of industry experts combines decades of technical and real-world experience to ensure their insights are accurate and relevant … their guidance is easy to understand … and their solutions have a positive impact on your organization. These consultants are also supported by our robust in-house team of subject-matter experts to ensure you receive the best-in-class service only
J. J. Keller can deliver.


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Our Leaders

Meet Our Executive Leadership Team Here.

Steve Murray

VP of Content & Consulting Services

"What makes our consulting services so unique is that every one of our consultants provides world-class expertise in the areas of safety management controls, performance tracking, employee training, and policy development and review. Combine that with our unlimited regulatory support and suite of J. J. Keller solutions, and we're able to deliver a truly comprehensive service."

Sean Nebert

Director of Consulting Services - Transport

"The fact that our DOT consultants have in-depth knowledge working with fleets of all sizes combined with our innovative safety management programs enables us to deliver the most robust consulting services in the industry."

Mitch Lagerstrom

Director of Consulting Services - EHS

"Knowledge is critical to providing service excellence. Having worked in an array of industries, I enjoy using my knowledge to help our Consulting team improve clients' safety and regulatory compliance."

 

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Transport Consultants

Walter Kutschal

Consulting Practice Manager - Transport

Core Competencies

  • Alcohol and controlled substances
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • DOT compliance assessments, safety audits and investigations
  • Driver qualification
  • Electronic logging devices (ELDs)
  • Insurance loss control and risk mitigation

 

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Dale Tidwell

Consulting Practice Manager - Transport

Core Competencies:

  • Accident and injury prevention
  • Behavior-based safety
  • Claims management 
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • DOT compliance assessments, safety audits and investigation 
  • Entry-level driver training 
  • FMCSA regulatory training

 

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Brandon Cain

Sr. Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • FMCSA regulatory compliance
  • Fleet safety program development 
  • Electronic logging devices (ELDs)
  • Hazardous materials compliance
  • Collision mitigation technology 
  • FMCSA new entrant audit & compliance reivew
  • Data analysis

 

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David Edmondson, CDS

Sr. Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • FMCSA regulatory compliance 
  • Hours of service
  • Drug & alcohol testing
  • Accident investigation
  • Driver training and evaluation 
  • Injury prevention 
  • Job safety analysis 
  • Intermodal 
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

 

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Anthony Hargis, CTP

Sr. Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • Alcohol and drug testing
  • Driver qualification
  • Fleet utilization and management
  • FMCSA regulatory compliance
  • Hazmat compliance and training
  • Hours of service

 

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Jeana Hysell, MS, CDS

Sr. Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • FMCSA regulatory compliance 
  • Hours of Service
  • Hazardous materials/dangerous goods transportation 
  • Driver training and evaluation
  • IFTA reporting 
  • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
  • Passenger carrier compliance/limousine

 

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John Thompson

Sr. Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • FMCSA regulatory compliance 
  • Hazmat compliance and training 
  • Policy and process development 
  • Fleet utilization and management 
  • Supervisor and driver training 
  • Logistics 
  • HACCP plan creation and implementation 

 

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Richard Trester 

Sr. Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • FMCSA regulatory compliance 
  • Driver training and evaluation 
  • Management training and advisement 
  • Hazmat compliance and training 
  • IATA/IMDG compliance 
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

 

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Joan Beacom

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies
• Alcohol and controlled substances
• Cargo securement
• Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
• DOT hazardous materials carrier transport
• Driver qualification
• Electronic logging devices (ELDs) 

 

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Jarrod Conway

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies
• Alcohol and controlled substances
• Cargo securement
• Commercial truck accident reconstruction
• Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
• DOT compliance assessments, safety audits and investigations
• DOT hazardous materials security plans

 

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Paul Cormier, CRSP

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • FMCSA regulatory compliance
  • Inspections and investigations
  • Policy and process development
  • Accident investigation
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Supervisor and driver training
  • Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
    • Canadian regulations

 

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 Eric DeJesus

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • Alcohol and controlled substances
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • DOT compliance assessments, safety audits and investigations
  • Driver qualification
  • Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) •
  • Fleet Maintenance

 

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Jose Elizarraraz, CFS, CDS

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • FMCSA regulatory compliance 
  • Driver certification & qualificiation 
  • Risk management 
  • Vehicle legalization 
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • Bilingual (fluent in Spanish, both spoken and written)

 

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Tony Evans

Safety Consultant 

Core Competencies

  • Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)
  • Fleet maintenance
  • DOT Hazardous materials security plans
  • Household goods
  • Policy, program and curriculum development
  • Risk management
  • Security training/awareness
  • Supervisor and driver training

 

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Ray A. George

Safety Consultant 

Core Competencies

  • Alcohol and controlled substances
  • Cargo securement
  • Commercial truck accident reconstruction
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • DOT compliance assessments, safety audits and investigations
  • Driver Qualification
  • Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)

 

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Bill Henning

Safety Consultant 

Core Competencies

  • Alcohol and controlled substances
  • Cargo securement
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • DOT compliance assessments, safety audits and investigations
  • Driver Qualification
  • Entry-level driver training

 

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K. Arnold Hickman

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • FMCSA regulatory guidance
  • Hours of service
  • Logistics
  • Policy, program and curriculum development
  • Security training/awareness
  • Supervisor and driver training
  • Vehicle inspections

 

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Jay Johnson

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • Alcohol and controlled substances
  • Cargo securement
  • Entry-level driver training
  • Electronic logging devices (ELDs)
  • Fleet maintenance
  • FMCSA regulatory compliance
  • Passenger carrying motor vehicles
  • Policy, program and curriculum development

 

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Kristi Mauldin

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • Alcohol and controlled substances
  • Cargo securement
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • DOT compliance assessments, safety audits and investigations
  • DOT hazardous materials security plans
  • DOT hazardous materials training
  • Driver qualification

 

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Bobby McClain

Safety Consultant 

Core Competencies

  • FMCSA regulatory compliance
  • DOT Hazardous materials security plans
  • Hours of service
  • Logistics
  • Policy, program and curriculum development
  • Risk management
  • Security training/awareness
  • Supervisor and driver training

 

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Jeff McClure

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • Cargo securement
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • DOT compliance assessments, safety audits and investigations
  • Driver qualification
  • Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)
  • Entry-level driver training
  • Fleet maintenance
  • FMCSA regulatory compliance

 

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Mike McConnell

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • Alcohol & controlled substances 
  • Cargo securement 
  • DOT compliance assessments, safety audits and investigations 
  • Electronic logging devices (ELDs)
  • Expert witness services 
  • Fleet maintenance 
  • Risk management 
  • Management of dash cam programs

 

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Kristi Morgan

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • Alcohol & controlled substances 
  • AL claim management
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • DOT compliance assessments, safety audits and investigations 
  • Electronic logging devices (ELDs)
  • Fleet maintenance 
  • Risk management 

 

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Bruce Walters

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • FMCSA regulatory compliance 
  • Motorcoach safety
  • Driver Qualification
  • Policy Development
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • DOT audits prep & support
  • Driver training and evaluation

 

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Ricky Woodham

Safety Consultant 

Core Competencies

  • Alcohol and controlled substances
  • Cargo securement
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • DOT compliance assessments, safety audits and investigations
  • DOT Hazardous materials security plans
  • Driver qualification
  • Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) 
  • Entry-level driver training

 

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Roderick Malone

Associate Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • Alcohol and drug testing
  • Cargo securement
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • Driver qualification
  • Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) 
  • Entry-level driver training
  • Fleet Maintenance

 

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Gina Stuiber

Associate Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • Alcohol and controlled substances
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • DOT compliance assessments, safety audits and investigations
  • Driver qualification
  • FMCSA regulatory compliance
  • Hours of Service

 

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Jamie Cruse

Associate Consultant

"There is no cookie cutter for achieving compliance. Each company has its own unique set of compliance challenges and goals. I offer support and regulatory assistance to help clients understand complex and ever-changing regulations."

Garrett Dube

Associate Consultant

"Helping clients achieve 100% compliance is always at the forefront of my mind. Not only does it inspire me to provide exceptional service, it sets the bar for the level of success we work to achieve for every client."

Libby Engstrom

Associate Consultant

"DOT compliance is very important and understanding the regulations can be difficult. That is what I am here for! I can assist you with understanding the regulations, keep you up to date with regulatory changes and offer solutions to your regulatory challenges."

Sara Kaminski 

Associate Consultant

"Bottom line, I'm a client advocate. I focus on helping clients understand complex and ever-changing regulations and helping them implement effective safety and compliance management systems to minimize accidents and injuries. Having been in the industry for over 20 years, I can identify the solutions that will best serve client's safety and compliance needs."

Blair Van Hemelryk

Consulting Solution Advisor

"Every carrier is unique, with its own set of challenges. That's why I provide customized regulatory support and solutions which deliver real-world results that make a positive impact on safety and compliance."

Environmental, Health & Safety Consultants

Matthew Nuckolls

Consulting Manager - EHS

Core Competencies:

  • Behavior-based safety program development 
  • Construction safety
  • Due dilligence review for mergers & acquisitions 
  • EHS training & curriculum development 
  • Job safety analysis 
  • Risk assessment

 

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Sarah Bye

Sr. Environmental Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • Environmental compliance assessments and audits
  • Environmental training & curriculum development
  • EPA Air/Emission Compliance
  • EPA RCRA hazardous waste
  • EPA Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC)
  • Risk Assessment 
  • HAZWOPER

 

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Chad Callais

Sr. Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • Accident and injury investigation and root cause analysis
  • Behavior-based safety program development
  • EHS compliance assessments and audits
  • EHS training & curriculum development
  • EPA RCRA hazardous waste
  • Ergonomics
  • Incident and accident prevention

 

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Laura Casey, CSP, CHST, EMT-P, MSc

Sr. Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • Hazard identification and mitigation 
  • Construction safety
  • Labor and workforce conditions 
  • Occupational health
  • Industrial safety & health
  • HAZWOPER
  • Hazardous waste
  • Workers compensation claims management

 

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Kevin Kirk

Sr. Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • EHS training & curriculum development
  • HAZWOPER
  • Incident and accident prevention
  • Insurance loss control & risk mitigation
  • Labor and workforce conditions
  • Non-DOT reasonable suspicion/substance training
  • Safety metrics and injury analysis

 

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Jonathan Borntrager

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • Accident and injury investigation and root cause analysis
  • Behavior-based safety program development
  • Construction safety
  • EHS compliance assessments and audits
  • EHS training & curriculum development
  • Ergonomics• Food safety/food sanitation
  • HAZWOPER

 

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Brent Bryden

Safety Consultant 

Core Competencies:

  • Accident and injury investigation and root cause analysis
  • Behavior-based safety program development
  • EHS compliance assessments and audits Ergonomics
  • Incident and accident prevention
  • Industrial safety & hygiene training and/or monitoring 

 

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Paul Cormier, CRSP

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • FMCSA regulatory compliance
  • Inspections and investigations
  • Policy and process development
  • Accident investigation
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Supervisor and driver training
  • Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
    • Canadian regulations

 

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John Haataja

Safety Consultant 

Core Competencies:

  • Arc flash risk assessments
  • Electrical safety training - NPFPA 703

 

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Philip Haataja, CESCP

Safety Consultant 

Core Competencies:

  • EHS compliance assessments and audits
  • EHS training & curriculum development
  • Electrical/arc flash safety training
  • Electrical contact release training
  • Task-based electrical safety training

 

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David Hughes

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • Safety management program development
  • Policy development & implementation
  • Ergonomics
  • Work-related injury reduction
  • Accident investigation
  • Risk management
  • Security
  • Fleet management

 

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Mona Kraft

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • Accident and injury investigation and root cause analysis
  • EHS training & curriculum development
  • Human Resources
  • Incident and accident prevention
  • Labor and workforce conditions

 

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Michael Lastie, CSP

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • Accident and injury investigation and root cause analysis 
  • Behavior-based safety program development 
  • Construction safety
  • Due dilligence review for mergers & acquisitions 
  • EHS compliance assessments & audits 
  • Job safety analysis 
  • Risk assessment

 

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Jerry Leone

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • EHS compliance assessments and audits
  • EHS training & curriculum development
  • HAZWOPER
  • Permitting

 

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Mike Minicky, CSP, CIT

Safety Consultant 

Core Competencies:

  • EHS training & curriculum development
  • Incident and accident prevention
  • Job safety analysis
  • OSHA recordkeeping
  • Permit-required confined spaces
  • Safety & health program management
  • Safety metrics and injury analysis

 

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Cody Raab

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • EHS compliance assessments and audits
  • EHS training & curriculum development
  • Incident & accident prevention 
  • ISO 14001 and ISO45001
  • Labor and workforce conditions
  • SPCC/SWPP

 

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Jennifer Schilling

Associate Safety Consultant

"I understand the changes taking place within the industry, so I can assist your company in ongoing safety and compliance. I also make time to understand the logistics of your company in order to recommend the solutions you need to continue to operate in a safe and compliant manner."

Dena Wyngaard

Associate Safety Consultant

“Knowledge is key to understanding and mitigating safety and compliance risks. Having served a wide range of companies, I’m able to use that knowledge and experience to help clients reduce accidents, improve regulatory compliance and implement best practices.”

Human Resources

Stephanie Bellin

Corporate Trainer & Human Resource Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • Active Bystander 
  • FMLA
  • Leadership Development 
  • Non-DOT CMV Driver Qualification 
  • Stress Management 
  • Understanding Depression
  • Workplace Violence 

 

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Suzette Salandy

Human Resource Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • HRIS system implementation
  • Human resource compliance and regulations
  • Job family and career ladders
  • Onboarding and training
  • Organizational design restructure
  • Performance management
  • Recruitment

 

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Helen G. Sneed

Human Resource Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • Customer service
  • EHS training and curriculum development
  • Harassment-free workplace
  • Human resources laws and best practices
  • Incident and accident prevention

 

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