Dr. Melissa Loberg, Principal Litigation Consultant at Loberg Litigation Consulting, has been conducting research, speaking, teaching and publishing articles on the intersection of psychology and the law for the past twenty-two years. After obtaining a Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology and a Doctorate in Criminology, Dr. Loberg worked for two well-known litigation support companies providing witness training, focus groups, mock trial research, and jury selection in hundreds of cases across the nation. Recently, Dr.
Edward Leonard is a Partner in Tyson & Mendes’ Orange County office with 42 years of litigation and trial experience. His practice focuses on general liability matters with a long-term emphasis on transportation cases involving the trucking industry and logistics.
Holly Howanitz joined Tyson & Mendes this year and is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Jacksonville office. She focuses her practice on defending claims in matters of general negligence, premises liability, transportation and construction defect litigation, retail, personal injury, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, insurance agent malpractice, products liability and automobile negligence.
Within her 17 years in the transportation industry, Pam has held various leadership positions and defended truck accident and cargo claims. Pam began her transportation career by moving in-house with U.S. Xpress, Inc. to oversee a team of commercial auto liability, cargo, and subrogation claims examiners, and a crisis response call center.
For over 30 years, Brenda has had the distinct honor of representing Iowa’s trucking industry. Since joining the association in 1987, Brenda has served in a variety of roles and was named President and CEO of IMTA in 2008. While she has many different areas of oversight and involvement, her greatest joy is membership outreach and working with the members to find solutions to their challenges and problems.
Rebecca has led PMTA since February 2021. Her experience prior to joining the trucking industry includes almost 20 years in state government with the Departments of State, Conservation & Natural Resources, and Community & Economic Development. She also worked for several associations, most recently the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), where she advocated for small businesses in Harrisburg. Rebecca holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A.
Dr. Alix Miller is the President and CEO of Florida Trucking Association, the sole state liaison between the trucking industry and the legislative, regulatory, and judicial branches of state and federal government. In her role, she directs advocacy efforts on behalf of the 400+ association member companies and works directly with public and private sector executives to promote and protect the trucking industry. She serves on a number of state and federal committees, including FDOT’s Florida Transportation Plan Committee and American Trucking Associations’ Legal Reform Advisory Committee.
Jon Decker is the award-winning White House Correspondent and Senior National Editor for Gray Television, America’s second-largest television broadcaster with 113 television stations. He has been a member of the White House Press Corps since 1995. He is also the White House Correspondent for iHeart Radio, owner of 860 radio stations in 126 markets. In 2015, he was elected by his colleagues to the Board of the White House Correspondents' Association. Jon serves on the faculty of Georgetown University, GW Law and the UCLA School of Law where he is an Adjunct Professor.