CALVERTON, MD, AUGUST 27, 2015 — The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) announced today that Stephen A. Keppler has joined the association as Senior Vice President. The Board approval of this newly created position acknowledges IANA’s growth in membership as well as its program and service offerings.
Keppler’s responsibilities will extend throughout the organization. These include overseeing the Member Services and Conferences/Events departments and developing new businesses for the association’s Information Services.
“IANA is lucky to be adding a person of Steve’s caliber to the Association staff,” said IANA president and CEO, Joni Casey. “His wealth of knowledge, expertise and standing in the freight community will be put to good use on behalf of IANA’s membership, starting at the Intermodal EXPO next month.”
Keppler brings nearly two dozen years of experience in truck safety and freight transportation issue management. Most recently Keppler was the executive director of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, a position he held since 2009.
Before joining CVSA, he served as director of vehicle systems at Intelligent Transportation Society of America, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to advancing the research, development and deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Keppler previously worked six years with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration Office of Motor Carriers, which would later become the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. His roles there included conducting field compliance reviews and roadside inspections.
He holds two bachelor’s degrees — in civil engineering and architectural engineering — from Drexel University and lives in Ellicott City, Md., with his wife, Dana, and sons Alexander and Elliott.
IANA is North America's only industry trade association that represents the combined interests of the intermodal freight industry. The association’s mission is to promote the growth of efficient intermodal freight transportation through innovation, education and dialogue. The association offers valuable information and services specific to the intermodal industry encompassing consensus business solutions that facilitate: operations, regulatory compliance, and policy issue management. IANA's membership roster of over 1,000 members represents the diverse companies critical to moving freight efficiently and safely. IANA provides a discussion forum for the many types of stakeholders along the supply chain, resulting in a strong unified voice advocating the needs of intermodal freight transportation. For more information, visit www.intermodal.org.