Meet the Staff &Technical Team

Members tell us that we save them hundreds of hours on research annually, freeing them up to focus on their operations.

Every morning, our Technical Consultants check more than 50 websites to gather the latest information from the US Federal Register, Transport Canada, European Union, and other agencies.

If you have questions, we maintain a vast archive of information on rulemaking. If we don’t find answers there, our technical consultants will request clarification or interpretation from the US DOT on behalf of members.

Tom Ferguson
Administrator and Chief Technical Officer
With 20+ years in the dangerous goods transportation industry, Tom leads the COSTHA delegation to the United Nations Sub Committee on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. 

Christine M. Yakush
Chris assists in the development and implementation of marketing and promotional initiatives for all products and services and COSTHA meetings and membership.

Anne Barry
Director, Marketing and Communications
Anne develops strategies to enhance marketing and sales of publications, trade association membership sales, and meetings.

L'Gena Shaffer
Director, Regulatory Compliance
L’Gena has 25+ years of transport experience with an emphasis on managing regulatory compliance programs and dangerous goods training programs for all modes.

Julie Prescott
Sr. Regulatory Compliance Specialist
Julie recently obtained her DGSA certification and has over 20 years of experience in the dangerous goods transportation industry, participating in the regulatory drafting for development and amendment of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations, and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods - Manual of Tests and Criteria regulations. Up until 2016, Julie was on staff with Transport Canada’s TDG Directorate.

Rodolfo Koria Maynez
Regulatory Compliance Specialist
Rodolfo has over 10 years of experience in manufacturing, logistics and dangerous goods transportation compliance. He previously served as the Bilingual Dangerous Goods Transportation Compliance support for 50+ Mexico and Latin America sites for a major global manufacturer.

Adria Mead
Regulatory Compliance Specialist
Adria is a multi-certified environmental service, and dangerous goods professional with over 5 years of experience working in the regulatory compliance industry.

Lori Buckius
Public Affairs
Lori formerly served as the Director of Publications Marketing at Edison Electric Institute, the Assistant Director of Marketing at American Trucking Associations and as a Marketing Research Analyst at USA Today. Lori participates in the Interested Parties (IP) Group.

Laurie West
Administrative Assistant
Laurie provides administrative support to the association to include meeting registrations and publication orders.

Richard Schweitzer, PLLC
Association Counsel
For 15+ years, noted transportation attorney Richard P. Schweitzer has represented transportation companies and their trade associations on a variety of tax, commercial and regulatory issues.