Speakers

2019 Conference Speakers

Tony YankovichTony Yankovich
Senior Manager, Mercury and Associates

Tony Yankovich has more than 25 years’ experience as a management analyst and consultant in the fleet management and public works trades. Mr. Yankovich specializes in serving state and local governments, universities, and private companies in the provision of fleet operation reviews, facilities space needs assessments, and development of facilities master plans.
Marc CantonMarc Canton
Manager, Mercury and Associates

Mark Canton has more than 20 years of experience in transportation and fleet management. His experience includes technology and software implementation, the development of driver/staff training modules and curricula, fleet management policy, vendor management, strategic planning, and process re-engineering. He is involved in data analytics, best practices assessments, and other fleet management projects.
Adriane JaynesAdriane Jaynes
Alternative Fuels Planner, INCOG

Adriane Jaynes is the Alternative Fuels Planner at Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG), where she works to prepare the Tulsa region and the state for emerging transportation technologies with an emphasis on transportation electrification and vehicle autonomy. In this role, she also serves as Coordinator for Tulsa Area Clean Cities Coalition, a US Department of Energy program hosted at INCOG, with a goal of reducing dependence on imported petroleum. She serves on several state and local taskforces convened to prepare for on-road advanced transportation technologies, is a founding member of the Oklahoma Electric Vehicle Coalition and serves on its executive committee.
Eric Pollard
Eric Pollard
Clean Cities Coordinator, ACOG

Prior to joining ACOG in December 2014, Pollard was Co-Coordinator of the Tulsa Clean Cities Coalition. He previously held positions with the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce and the City of Oklahoma City's Planning Department. As coordinator, Eric assists Oklahoma's public fleets by providing alternative fuels technical support, access to grant funding, training opportunities, and industry networking.
Dr. Raj BasuRaj Basu
Vice President for Student Affairs, OSU-Tulsa

Dr. Basu is on the Management faculty in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. Additionally, he is the faculty advisor for President’s Leadership Society at Oklahoma State University – Tulsa. Prior to returning to faculty, Dr. Basu served 15 years as the Vice-President for Academic Affairs for OSU-Tulsa. Dr. Basu researches and teaches in the areas of leadership, employee performance, coaching, team performance, conflict management, and negotiations. He also consults with companies in the energy, financial services, government, non-profit, telecommunications, and other industries.
Robert SwepstonRobert Swepston
Fleet Director, City of Muskogee

Robert has always had a passion for cars, engines, and tinkering. Prior to becoming the Fleet Director for the City of Muskogee, he managed the fleet for the county sheriff’s department. In 2012, he became the first Fleet Director for the City of Muskogee. He was hired to create a Fleet Management Department and to establish a centralized repair facility for the entire fleet, which drastically transformed fleet management for the city. This has resulted in numerous cost savings and created a more unified, organized and efficient way of managing the city’s fleet. Since opening the doors on the city’s centralized repair facility in 2013, the City of Muskogee has been recognized as one of The 100 Best Fleets in America 6 years in a row and counting!