The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) transitioned to its new leadership for the 2018-2019 term on Sept. 26, 2018, at the CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Kansas City, Missouri.
Lt. Scott Carnegie of the Mississippi Highway Patrol is the new president of the Alliance. Sgt. John Samis of the Delaware State Police is CVSA’s vice president. Capt. John Broers with the South Dakota Highway Patrol was elected by the membership to the position of secretary. Capt. Christopher Turner of the Kansas Highway Patrol will now serve his three-year commitment as past president.
President Lt. Scott Carnegie has been with the Mississippi Highway Patrol for 25 years and is currently the director of the Motor Carrier Division. He leads multiple aspects of Mississippi’s commercial motor vehicle enforcement and operations programs which include: commercial driver’s licenses, information technology, compliance investigations, safety audits, and outreach and enforcement operations. Lt. Carnegie served as CVSA Region II vice president and was chair of the CVSA Finance Committee and the CVSA Election Committee. He also served on a CVSA ad hoc committee on training-related issues and actively participated in strategic planning for the future of the Alliance.
Vice President Sgt. John Samis has been with the Delaware State Police for 25 years and is currently the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) supervisor of its Commercial Motor Vehicle Unit. He served CVSA Region I for two years as vice president and two years as president. Sgt. Samis was chair of the CVSA Election Committee and is currently chair of the CVSA Finance Committee. He attended CVSA’s annual leadership meetings in Washington, D.C., for five years and was also an active participant in developing CVSA’s strategic plan.
Secretary Capt. John Broers has been with the South Dakota Highway Patrol for 19 years and is commander for the Motor Carrier Division which oversees MCSAP functions, size and weight enforcement, and permitting operations. He served as Region III vice president for two years and president for one year. Capt. Broers chaired an ad hoc committee and is a member of the CVSA Finance Committee. He attended CVSA meetings regularly for the last eight years, leadership meetings in Washington, D.C., for two years and was a participant in the development of the CVSA strategic plan.
Other Leadership Changes
Region II president is Lt. Allen England with the Tennessee Highway Patrol; vice president is Lt. Adrian Kelleher with the Louisiana State Police. Capt. John Hahn with the Colorado State Patrol is Region III president and Maj. Jon Smithers of Indiana State Police is the vice president. Lt. Daniel Wyrick of the Wyoming Highway Patrol is Region IV president with Capt. Russ Christoferson of the Montana Department of Transportation serving as the vice president. Local members president is Ofc. Jason Belz with the Arlington Police Department (Texas) and Ofc. Thomas Mrozinski Jr. with the Frisco Police Department (Texas) is vice president. Dave Schofield with Oldcastle Materials is the associate members president; Stephanie Kendall with CDL Consultants is the vice president.