Safety Management Committee

This committee is comprised of safety directors and interested executives from member moving and storage companies who meet periodically to exchange information and enhance industry policy regarding safety issues in the industry. The committee provides valuable technical expertise and industry perspective in matters regarding current and proposed FMCSA rulemakings that affect safety and operations. The committee sponsors the annual Super Van Operator and Fleet Safety Awards contests, and coordinates the quarterly industry safety survey. The committee also hosts the annual National Safety & Operations Conference held each September.


Steve Yacko
Director of Fleet Development
New World Van Lines


Vice Chair

Richard Travisono
Director of Safety
Arpin Van Lines, Inc.

Committee Members

Bill Andis
Executive Vice President
Texas Moving Co., Inc.
  Laura Manning
Director of Fleet Services
National Van Lines, Inc.
Alison Beckman
Licensing Coordinator
Stevens Van Lines, Inc.
  Elaine McPeak
Safety Director
Town & Country Movers, Inc.
Kevin Callahan
Safety Director
Paxton Van Lines, Inc.
  Debra Morgan
Safety Director
Stevens Van Lines, Inc.
Eddie Davidson
Safety Director
Hampton Roads Moving & Storage
  Pat Nevins
Safety Director
New World Van Lines
Mark Davison
Safety Director
  Jeffrey Parker
Director, Safety and Compliance
JK Moving & Storage, Inc.
Robert Dawson
Director of Safety & Quality
Collins Brothers Moving & Storage
  Kevin Patrick
Safety and Compliance Manager
Budd Van Lines
Nicholas Fincher
Vice President
Stewart Moving and Storage
  Richard Payne
Risk Manager
Graebel Van Lines, Inc.
Katheryn Grigsby
Director, Safety & Risk Management
Coleman Worldwide Moving
  David Pile
Director, Fleet Safety
UniGroup, Inc.
Brittany Ishman
HR and Risk Management Consultant
Two Men and a Truck
  Lisa Rivard
Director, Compliance & Risk Management
Gentle Giant Moving, Inc.
Earl Kawaoka
Safety Manager
Fry-Wagner Moving & Storage Company, Inc.
  Keith “Bud” Showalter
Safety Manager
Wheaton | Bekins
Phyllis Kennelly
Director, Safety and Compliance
Bekins A-1 Movers, Inc.
  Jim Spencer
Vice President, Operations
Stevens Worldwide Van Lines
Rick Kirby
Director of Safety
Atlas Van Lines, Inc.
  AJ Stole
M. Dyer & Sons
Mike Kratzer
Safety Director
UniGroup, Inc.
  Dennis Whitaker
Director of Safety, CDS
Wheaton World Wide Moving
Dan Lammers
Vice President
Ace Relocation Systems, Inc.
  Jim Welsh
Senior Vice President
Mid-West Moving & Storage, Inc.
Melissa Lawson
Safety Manager
UniGroup, Inc.

AMSA Liaison

Kim Reeder