The business of the Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) is governed by an Executive Committee. The Executive Committee coordinates the work flow and direction of the BISC Standing Committees and plans each of the education sessions for the Winter and Summer BISC meetings (and BISC West) as well as periodic webinars/conference calls.
Each year, the members of the BISC elect a portion of the Executive Committee to serve in this leadership role. The terms of the Executive Commitee members are staggered to assist with the continuity in planning for BISC education sessions and events, as well as to also ensure a constant infusion of fresh talent, ideas, and new safety leaders.
The positions listed below are up for election for 2-year terms running from 2022-2024. As we have done in past years, the BISC will again be holding an online election to select new members to join our BISC leadership.
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Meet Your Candidates
BISC Vice Chair
Greg Hendricks, Salt Lake Express
A word from our Candidate: "I would like to ask for your vote for Vice-Chair of the Bus Industry Safety Council. I have been in the industry for over eleven years. I started as a driver and worked my way up to my current role as Vice President of Compliance & Operations for Salt Lake Express. My experience transitioning from a driver to a safety director was a steep learning curve. I wish I had known about the resources of BISC at that time. My goals as Vice-Chair are to increase membership and overall awareness of our resources in the industry."
Government Activities Review Chairman
Alan Smith, Greyhound Lines
A word from our Candidate: "My name is Alan Smith and I am interested in serving as the Chairman for the Government Activities Review Committee of BISC. A brief history of my credentials is as follows: 12 years serving as Corporate Director of Safety and Security for Greyhound Lines, Past Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC), Member of the government task force on Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT), Current member of the Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee. My interaction with Government Agencies such as FMCSA, TSA, NTSB, along with involvement with organizations such as ABA and the National Safety Council, I believe, will allow me to serve the interests of both the ABA and BISC."
Vehicle Technical & Operations Committee Chairman
Benjamin Kopp, Coach USA
A word from our Candidate: "Shortly after joining the team at Coach USA, I became active with BISC and BusMARC, where I currently serve BusMARC as the Vice-Chair. This has provided me with a deeper understanding of my passion for our industry. My experience in the motorcoach industry, accompanied by lessons learned in other industries, has allowed me to establish and build strong relationships with OEM and Vendor representatives. With this foundation, I am stepping forward to seek the leadership of the Vehicle Technical Operations Committee and lead our team by expanding opportunities, strengthening relationships, and producing higher levels of continuous education."
Manufacturer’s Representative (Reopened for Run Off Election)
Louis Hotard, ABC Companies
A word from our Candidate: "My name is Louis Hotard and I am interested in continuing to serve the BISC Executive Committee as the coach manufacturer representative, as I have done since 2015. As I continue to consult for ABC Companies as their Technical Research Consultant, I feel that I can offer many years of experience to our ABA and BISC members and represent all motorcoach manufactures as I have done in the past."
Robert Hitt, Prevost
A word from our Candidate: "My name is Robert Hitt and I would like to serve the BISC Executive Committee as your OEM / Manufactures Representative. I have worked in the motorcoach industry for over 40 years in multiple technical and management positions. For the last twenty years, I have been fortunate to be a part of the Prevost Car family. My four decades in the motorcoach industry has allowed me to be an active participant in the industry’s most dynamic years as well as these recent difficult times. I have continually found it rewarding to be working with other OEMs as we support the motorcoach industry. It is a privilege to be able to share my knowledge and experiences. As technology continues to advance on today’s motorcoaches at a rapid pace, I feel my years of experience, continued commitment to advancement and close ties to engineering and design will be an asset to the industry and to the BISC executive committee. I appreciate your consideration for the role and would be honored to represent BISC as your OEM / Manufacturers Representative."
Tim Brewster, National Interstate
A word from our Candidate: "I am excited to run for the open insurance representative position on the BISC Executive Committee. Over the years I have attended multiple BISC events and have found great value, and I hope to be a key part in supporting future success. Joining BISC would allow me to collectively work alongside members to educate the industry and assist with improving safety and compliance for all operators. I believe my experience can be a value add for the passenger transportation industry and I am excited for the opportunity."
Daniel Tomlinson, Lancer Insurance
A word from our Candidate: "I would like to run for the open Insurance Representative Position on the BISC Executive Committee. I have more than 25 years experience in the field of safety as it relates to commercial transportation. I have served on the BISC Executive Committee both currently and in the past. I chaired the Government Activities Review Committee previously when I was a member operator. I would like to continue to serve on the Executive Committee as the Insurance Representative to continue to work to help keep the motorcoach industry the safest form of travel."