(WASHINGTON, DC) September 10 - The Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF) today announced that Cathy Gillen has been named its Managing Director. Gillen brings to RSF more than 15 years experience in highway safety public and government relations.
Through the years Gillen has worked with dozens of traffic safety organizations to promote their safety messages and further their agendas including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, the Maryland State Highway Administration, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the Governors Highway Safety Association, the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety and Ford Motor Company, among many others.
“We are thrilled to have Cathy on-board,” said Greg Cohen, Executive Director of RSF. “Her vast experience in traffic safety will be an excellent asset as RSF moves forward with its goal of reducing highway deaths and injuries on our nation’s highways.”
The Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF) is one of the few national organizations solely dedicated to reducing deaths by improving the physical characteristics of America’s roadways - design and engineering, operating conditions, removal of roadside hazards, and the effective use of safety features.
RSF works to attain its goals by building awareness through media campaigns and outreach activities, developing educational materials and forming roadway safety partnerships between the private and public sectors. It is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization chartered in 1997 by the American Highway Users Alliance.
RSF members include a diverse network of public and private sector partners. Public sector members include groups such as the Federal Highway Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Transportation Safety Board, Transportation Research Board, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the National Association of County Engineers, and several State Departments of Transportation.
Private sector partners include representatives from industries such as insurance, salt, trucking, auto makers and safety equipment manufacturers.
In addition to Gillen managing RSF’s daily operations and serving as its spokesperson, Gillen will also serve as program manager for RSF’s four-year contract with the Federal Highway Administration. The contract requires RSF to improve the quality of safety data gathered nationwide; develop a public awareness campaign which educates the public about road hazards; and share road safety research studies and new technologies among government agencies.
For additional information on RSF, please visit www.roadwaysafety.org.