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2009 Annual Meeting
Toward Zero Deaths: Every Life Counts

Savannah, Ga., August 30 - September 2

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Special thanks to Matt Montgomery and Katie Fallon, of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety, for their help taking photos throughout the meeting.

Opening Reception at the Telfair Museum's Jepson Center for the Arts
The Savannah Belles Ferry takes attendees across the river
to downtown Savannah, the site of the Opening Reception.
The Savannah Belles Ferry takes attendees across the river to downtown Savannah, the site of the Opening Reception.
Georgia GOHS Director Bob Dallas, GHSA Chairman Vernon Betkey, and GHSA Vice Chairman Lowell Porter relax at the Opening Reception.
Georgia GOHS Director Bob Dallas, GHSA Chairman Vernon Betkey, and GHSA Vice Chairman Lowell Porter relax at the Opening Reception.
Georgia GOHS volunteers found time to enjoy the reception, too. Left to right: Frederick Huff, Reggie Pittman, Katie Fallon and Amy Edwards.
Georgia GOHS volunteers found time to enjoy the reception, too. Left to right: Frederick Huff, Reggie Pittman, Katie Fallon and Amy Edwards.
A bird's eye view of the Jepson Center for the Arts.
A bird's eye view of the Jepson Center for the Arts.

Opening General Session
Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson welcomes attendees.
Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson welcomes attendees.
Ford Automotive Safety Director Jim Vondale discusses the role of vehicle manufacturers in reducing crash-related fatalities, as GHSA Chairman Vernon Betkey looks on.
Ford Automotive Safety Director Jim Vondale discusses the role of vehicle manufacturers in reducing crash-related fatalities, as GHSA Chairman Vernon Betkey looks on.
NTSB Chairman Debbie Hersman challenges attendees 
to be change agents in influencing driver behavior.
NTSB Chairman Debbie Hersman challenges attendees to be "change agents" in influencing driver behavior.
Presentation of the Colors by the Georgia State Patrol.
Presentation of the Colors by the Georgia State Patrol.

Exhibit Hall
Jim Vondale, Rebecca Bunting, and Nolan Katerberg (all with Ford) pose with Tom Everson (Keep Kids Alive Drive 25).
Jim Vondale, Rebecca Bunting, and Nolan Katerberg (all with Ford) pose with Tom Everson (Keep Kids Alive Drive 25).
Jim Heideman (Motorcycle Safety Foundation), Marsha Anderson Bomar (Teens in the Drivers Seat), and the Traffic Tim team.
Jim Heideman (Motorcycle Safety Foundation), Marsha Anderson Bomar (Teens in the Drivers Seat), and the Traffic Tim team.
Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. displayed some
of the latest Vespa models.
Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. displays some
of the latest Vespa models.
Pamela Hagan discusses CMI's
products with a meeting attendee.
Pamela Hagan discusses CMI's products with a meeting attendee.

Workshops
Arkansas Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Thompson presents<br />
                during  the Bolstering Occupant Protection workshop.
Arkansas Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Thompson presents during the Bolstering Occupant Protection workshop.
Lorrie Laing, of Cambridge Systematics, reviews 
key elements of motorcycle safety.
Lorrie Laing, of Cambridge Systematics, reviews
key elements of motorcycle safety.
Kathryn Henry (NHTSA) and Brian Tefft (AAA Foundation
for Traffic Safety) talk about the culture of speeding.
Kathryn Henry (NHTSA) and Brian Tefft (AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety) both talked about the culture of speeding.
New Mexico's Janet Dewey-Kollen shares tips on effective media campaigns.
New Mexico's Janet Dewey-Kollen shares tips on effective media campaigns.

Tuesday General Session
GHSA Vice Chairman Lowell Porter opens Tuesday's General Session.
GHSA Vice Chairman Lowell Porter opens Tuesday's General Session.
Louis Tuthill, Social Science Analyst, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice.
Louis Tuthill, Social Science Analyst, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice.
AAA Foundation President and CEO Peter Kissinger addresses attendees.
AAA Foundation President and CEO Peter Kissinger addresses attendees.
CDC Unintentional Injury Division Director Dr. Grant Baldwin.
CDC Unintentional Injury Division Director Dr. Grant Baldwin.

Awards Luncheon
Kevin E. Quinlan was posthumously awarded the Kathryn J.R. Swanson Public Service Award. His wife Joan accepted the award. Next to her are NTSB Chairman Debbie Hersman, and Kevin's co-workers Stephanie Davis and Danielle Roeber.
Kevin E. Quinlan was posthumously awarded the Kathryn J.R. Swanson Public Service Award. His wife Joan accepted the award. Next to her are NTSB Chairman Debbie Hersman, and Kevin's co-workers Stephanie Davis and Danielle Roeber.
A Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Award was presented to the Illinois Operation Teen Safe Driving Program. Accepting the award are: Mike Stout (Illinois DOT Division of Traffic Safety), Susan Duchak (The Allstate Foundation), and Jim Graham (Ford's Driving Skills for Life).
A Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Award was presented to the Illinois Operation Teen Safe Driving Program. Accepting the award are: Mike Stout (Illinois DOT Division of Traffic Safety), Susan Duchak (The Allstate Foundation), and Jim Graham (Ford's Driving Skills for Life).
Mary DePrez, Director and Counsel for Trial Court Technolgy of the Indiana Supreme Court, accepts the Division of State Court Administration Judicial Technology & Automation Committee's Peter K. ORourke Special Achievement Award.
Mary DePrez, Director and Counsel for Trial Court Technolgy of the Indiana Supreme Court, accepts the Division of State Court Administration Judicial Technology & Automation Committee's Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Award.
Maryland Task Force to Combat Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol was also presented with a Peter K. ORourke Special Achivement Award. GHSA Chairman Vernon Betkey accepts on behalf of the Task Force.
Maryland's Task Force to Combat Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol was also presented with a Peter K. O"Rourke Special Achivement Award. GHSA Chairman Vernon Betkey accepts on behalf of the Task Force.
New Jersey Governor's Highway Safety Representative Pam Fischer with a Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Award for the New Jersey Teen Driver Study Commission.
New Jersey Governor's Highway Safety Representative Pam Fischer with a Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Award for the New Jersey Teen Driver Study Commission.
Major Daniel Londsorf, Wisconsin Highway Safety Coordinator, accepts a Peter K. ORourke Special Achievement Award on behalf of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal.
Major Daniel Londsorf, Wisconsin Highway Safety Coordinator, accepts a Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Award on behalf of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal.

State Night Dinner
The interactive Rock Band games set up outside
the ballroom were a popular diversion.
The interactive Rock Band games set up outside
the ballroom were a popular diversion . . .
While a 'real' rock band entertained guests inside the ballroom!
. . . while a "real" rock band (The Lawmen) entertained guests inside the ballroom!
Danielle Roeber (NTSB), Jaime Lotter (Advocates for
Highway and Auto Safety), and Stephanie Davis (NTSB).
Danielle Roeber (NTSB), Jaime Lotter (Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety), and Stephanie Davis (NTSB).
Having fun dancing to the tunes of The Lawmen.
Having fun dancing to the tunes of The Lawmen.

Closing Luncheon
Illinois Senator John J. Cullerton accepts his James J. Howard Highway Safety Trailblazer Award.
Illinois Senator John J. Cullerton accepts his
James J. Howard Highway Safety Trailblazer Award.
Missouri Highway Safety Division Director Leanna Depue
encourages attendees to save the date for GHSA's 
2010 Annual Meeting in Kansas City.
Missouri Highway Safety Division Director Leanna Depue encourages attendees to save the date for GHSA's 2010 Annual Meeting in Kansas City.
GHSA Chairman Vernon Betkey officially adjourns
the 2009 GHSA Annual Meeting.
GHSA Chairman Vernon Betkey officially adjourns
the 2009 GHSA Annual Meeting.
Tom Vanderbilt sells and signs copies of his book Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do, and What It Says About Us, after lunch.
Tom Vanderbilt sells and signs copies of his book Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do, and What It Says About Us, after lunch.