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Transportation Brief: Spotlight on STC’s Leadership Transition

June 2, 2021

Scopelitis Transportation Consulting (STC) announced that P. Sean Garney and Steve Keppler will lead the organization as co-directors during its next chapter. Garney and Keppler will work with STC President and CEO Emeritus Dave Osiecki to develop a strategic next steps plan for STC as Osiecki transitions into retirement in late 2021.

Garney previously served as vice president of STC. Keppler, who most recently served as vice president of member services at the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA), joins STC on June 1, 2021. Combined, Keppler and Garney will offer STC’s clients nearly 50 years of experience in trucking and transportation. While continuing to assist STC clients on issues related to carrier safety, government relations, and education and training, STC will now tap into a new set of skills, contacts, and experiences that Keppler brings to STC, including enforcement, intermodal operations, and technology among others.

“Scopelitis Law Firm started our subsidiary STC when Firm clients expressed that the industry had a need not only for the Firm’s legal counsel but for consultants who could help in other parts of their business. And what STC has seen in the five years since its inception is that the demand is more than out there,” said Scopelitis, Gavin, Light, Hanson & Feary President and Managing Partner Greg Feary. “As STC enters this exciting next phase of its evolution, the experience that Dave, Sean, and Steve have means STC has one of the deepest benches of any transportation consulting team in the country.”

Prior to joining STC, Garney worked for NIC Federal, the government contractor that operates FMCSA’s pre-employment screening program. He has served as an industry expert on topics ranging from Hours of Service, Electronic Logging Devices, and the FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety and Accountability program. Keppler started his 29-year transportation career with the FMCSA serving in various regulatory, research and policy development positions. As part of his work at IANA, he handled marketing, policy initiatives, and safety and compliance matters.

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