President's Safe Driver Club Awards Luncheon

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Date / Time
02/22/2020 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sky Club Supper Club
2202 Post Rd.
Plover, WI 54467

Guest Speakers:

Sandy Herwig, Acuity
Sandy joined Acuity in 2001 as a Workers’ Compensation Claim Representative, after 17 years as an occupational therapist. She was promoted to a Senior Representative in 2005 and to a Claims Consultant in 2013. As a Consultant, Sandy is responsible for statutory state and federal compliance, new state research, and work flow enhancements to support Acuity’s claims representatives.

Sandy holds the designation of a Certificated Medicare Secondary Payor and Certified Worker’s Compensation Professional. Sandy is a member of the Trucking Customer Team at Acuity. This cross-department group of individuals is charged with gaining knowledge of the trucking industry and sharing that knowledge with both current and future customers.

Bill Berger, WI State Patrol
Bill has been with the WI State patrol 30 years. He started his career with the State Patrol working as an Inspector in the Northwest Region-Eau Claire Post.  Supervised the Motor Carrier Operations and the State Patrol Inspector Work Unit assigned to the Northwest Region-Eau Claire Post as a Sergeant for 7 years. Currently a Lieutenant assigned out of Central Headquarters in Madison with direct oversight of the Statewide Size & Weight Program. Bill shares oversight to all Statewide Motor Carrier Operations and facilities management with one other Lieutenant. Prior to joining the State Patrol in 1989, Lt. Berger worked for the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department for 2 ½ years.

Mark Gessler, FMCSA

Mark Gessler has been with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for 29 years, serving as a Motor Carrier Safety Specialist, Hazardous Materials Specialist, Federal Program Manager and currently State Program Manager.

As a State Program Manager he is responsible for managing 9 million dollars in grants awarded to the State of Wisconsin for truck safety and CDL licensing.  He serves as the primary contact to the State of Wisconsin for FMCSA on all grant and truck safety issues.

Prior to FMCSA, Mark worked three years as a civilian Explosive Safety Specialist for the Department of Army, where he conducted safety inspections and reliability testing for military explosives, ammunition, and missiles.

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