James Hofmann is the assistant executive director of operations for the NTTA, overseeing its customer service, information technology and human resources departments.
Hofmann first joined the NTTA in 2005 as director of information technology. In October 2006, he was named the NTTA’s director of business solutions. Previously, Hofmann worked with the NTTA in consulting and interim roles, including as interim assistant director of information technology and as a software project manager. During that time, Hofmann managed the creation of an enterprise geographic information system project for the NTTA. The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association honored the NTTA with a Toll Excellence Award in Operations in 2003 for that project.
Hofmann left the NTTA in August 2007 to return to the private sector, serving as a consultant and project manager on various ventures related to the tolling and highway industry for HNTB. His experience includes work with public-private partnerships, intergovernmental negotiations and business process improvements. Before returning to the NTTA in May 2013, Hofmann served as associate vice president for HNTB, overseeing programs and projects for many of the firm’s largest toll clients.
Hofmann currently serves on IBTTA’s National Interoperability Steering Committee, as Vice Chair for OmniAir, and as Chair for the Central US Interoperability Committee.
Hofmann earned a bachelor’s degree in science from Texas A&M University in 1995 and received a master’s degree in science from the University of Utah in 1999.
Steve Novosad, Sr. Project Manager and Associate Vice President at HNTB Corporation, was elected to serve as Chair. Mr. Novosad has been instrumental in shaping the connected vehicle movement over the past 14 years. His work in intelligent transportation systems and software implementation has spanned three decades.
Dave Kristick is the Deputy Executive Director and Director of Operations for the E-470 Public Highway Authority, where he heads up E-470’s customer services, public safety, marketing & public relations, facilities, toll systems and fleet vehicle maintenance programs.
Dave also serves as the Vice Chairman of the board of trustees for the Alliance for Toll Interoperability (ATI) and as Chairman the board of directors of the OmniAir Consortium. A graduate of the United State Military Academy with a degree in Civil Engineering, Dave also holds an MBA from the University of Rhode Island.
With a degree in Aerospace Engineering, Dick spent almost 20 years with the military aircraft division of General Dynamics, largely as Chief of Advanced Technologies. Following that, he became Overall Program Manager for the design and construction of a new class of warships for the US Navy. He then joined TransCore (24 years ago) and has been its Vice President for many years.
Dick has been involved in ITS standards for almost two decades, largely through ISO TC204 where he serves as Chairman. In this role, he oversees the broad ITS work program of TC204 and manages the relationships between TC204 and a large number of associated organizations. Dick was a charter member of the OmniAir Board and served as its first Vice Chairman.
Dmitri Khijniak has been supporting automotive industry for over 15 years and involved with 5.9GHz DSRC technology for the last 10 years. At 7layers, Dmitri is the program manager for the USDOT Connected Vehicle Certification project and leads development of testing and certification program supporting technology deployments for the USDOT Connected Vehicle Pilots. At OmniAir, Dmitri chairs the OmniAir Technical Working Group and is a member of the Certification Review Board.
Dmitri has worked in automotive, road tolling and telecommunication sectors in companies such as Visteon, Kapsch, BTIWireless and now is with 7layers as the Automotive Technology Services Development Manager. Dmitri has a M.S. in Radiophysics from Kyiv State University in Ukraine and a MBA from the University of Michigan.
Mark Muriello has thirty-three years of experience in transportation and public finance, covering bus, rail, marine terminal, bridge, tunnel, and toll operations, as well as the electric utility industry.
As Deputy Director of Tunnels, Bridges and Terminals for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Mark oversees the operations, maintenance and investment plans for the agency’s six tunnels and bridges and two bus interstate bus terminals that connect the New Jersey and New York City.
These facilities collectively serve 1.25 million customers each weekday and produce nearly $1.5 billion in revenue annually. Mr. Muriello serves in a leadership capacity in a number of industry and national transportation organizations, including the E-ZPass Group, the Transportation Research Board, the I-95 Corridor Coalition, and the Alliance for Toll Interoperability.