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Wednesday, July 14


Conference Event Platform Tour; Welcome and Operation Lifesaver Update


Jennifer DeAngelis, Director of Communications and Marketing, Operation Lifesaver, Inc.

Rachel Maleh, Executive Director, Operation Lifesaver, Inc.

In this opening session of "Safety Partnerships: Together Towards Tomorrow," the 2021 Operation Lifesaver, Inc. Virtual Leadership Conference, attendees were given a tour of the features of the Conference Virtual Platform, then heard an update from OLI's Executive Director.

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Safety Partnerships: Sharing the Message


Nicole Brewin, Senior Vice President of Government & Public Affairs, Railway Supply Institute


Nancy Sheehan, Executive Director, California Operation Lifesaver; Nadji Kirby, Senior Program Manager for Domestic Road Safety, Safe Kids Worldwide; Joshua Vance, Sr. Director of Safety, Intermodal, J.B. Hunt; Isabelle Fonverne, Senior Advisor, Safety and Interoperability, International Union of Railways

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Community Partnerships: First Responders


Stephen Covey, Chief of Police and Chief Security Officer, CN


Tamo Vahemets, Chairman, Operation Lifesaver Estonia; Mark Sexton, Executive Director, Oklahoma Operation Lifesaver; Jessica Feder, Executive Director, Indiana Operation Lifesaver


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Thursday, July 15

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An Armchair Chat with Union Pacific Railroad CEO Lance Fritz

Moderated by OLI Board Chair Jo Strang, Senior Vice President, Safety & Regulatory Policy, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association

In this July 15, 2021 informal armchair-style discussion and Q & A, Union Pacific Railroad CEO Lance Fritz shared ways Union Pacific works with communities to prevent crossing collisions and trespassing incidents as well as thoughts on how Operation Lifesaver can best partner with railroads in our shared goal of making communities safer.

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Leadership Conference features included:

  • Panel Sessions on Nontraditional Safety Partnerships, First Responder Partnerships, Transit Partnerships, Engineering and Safety
  • Hearing from U.S. Department of Transportation Officials
  • Daily Connections Sessions to Exchange Ideas
  • Interactive Format
  • FREE Registration

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