OmniAir Consortium®, the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and connected vehicles, announces the election of two new Directors:

Nick Hegemier, P.E.

Managing Director, Infrastructure, DriveOhio

“I'm excited to join the Board of Directors at OmniAir. There is truly some fabulous work going on within the consortium. These efforts help promote confidence within Infrastructure Owner Operators regarding the interoperability of V2X and Tolling equipment. The consortium's work goes a long way toward developing systems that will be capable of operating successfully, per the relevant standards, within any transportation environment."

Jeff Dailey, P.E.

Assistant Executive Director of Operations, North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA)

"Over the past several years, I have worked with my peers on several programs and projects. I am excited to take on a leadership role within OmniAir to help shape the future of tolling and connected vehicles.”

The new Directors, elected at the OmniAir® Annual Board Meeting on December 2nd, will serve three-year terms.

“OmniAir’s newly elected Directors bring deep experience and valuable industry insights,” said Steve Novosad, Chair of OmniAir’s Board of Directors and Associate Fellow, Associate Vice President ITS, HNTB Corporation. “As OmniAir Directors, they will help to guide the organization’s strategy, and to advance its mission of ensuring the availability of trusted communications technologies for transportation.”

With 95 members worldwide, OmniAir’s membership includes device manufacturers, engineering firms, test labs, test equipment providers, automotive OEMs, Tier One suppliers, and deploying agencies. OmniAir offers independent, third-party testing and certification programs for electronic toll collection and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) connected vehicle technologies.

“We are excited to welcome these recognized transportation and technology leaders to OmniAir Consortium’s Board of Directors,” said Jason Conley, Executive Director of OmniAir. “These new Directors have already helped to advance our independent, third-party testing and certification programs for vehicle connectivity and transportation payment systems, and we are pleased they are taking an even more active role in the consortium.”

Executive Committee Members completing their three-year terms:

  • Steve Novosad, Associate Fellow, Associate Vice President, HNTB Corporation – Chair
  • P.J. Wilkins, Executive Director, E-ZPass Group & IAG Service Corporation – Vice-Chair
  • Jason JonMichael, Assistant Director, Austin Transportation Department -Treasurer
  • Frank Perry, Assistant Vice President, WSP – Secretary
  • Mike Brown, Institute Engineer – Intelligent Systems Division, SwRI – Private  Sector Representative

Directors completing their three-year terms:

  • Suzanne Murtha, Vice President of Connected and Automated Vehicles, AECOM
  • Paul Sakamoto, Sr. Director, Engineering for V2X, Harman International
  • David Sequino, Co-Founder & President, INTEGRITY Security Services
  • Dan Toohey, Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Kapsch TrafficCom North America
  • James J. “J.J.” Eden, Executive Director, N.C. Turnpike Authority
  • Liana Mortazavi, Research Analyst, Panasonic Corporation of America
  • Robert Galvin, Chief Technology Officer, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ)
  • James Lansford, Director, Technical Standards, Qualcomm
  • Suresh Kakarla, Chief Executive Officer, TollPlus, LLC
  • Robert Landry, Vice President, RFID Tolling and Mobility Solutions, TransCore

About OmniAir Consortium

OmniAir Consortium is the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and connected vehicles. OmniAir’s membership includes public agencies, private companies, research institutions, and independent test laboratories. Learn more about OmniAir at

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