Zachary M. Radford is Vice President of Congressional Affairs for the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA), where he helps ASLRRA advance the policy priorities of ASLRRA's 600 members before the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Throughout his career, Mr. Radford has helped organizations, agencies and elected officials provide leadership and tackle critical legal, policy and communications issues, especially in the transportation sector. In Congress, Mr. Radford served U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), then a senior member of the Senate Commerce Committee, as senior policy advisor & counsel, influencing rail safety bills, the 2015 FAST Act, the 2018 FAA Reauthorization, and numerous Coast Guard measures, among other pieces of legislation. Mr. Radford also served as legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), advancing the Senator's Appropriations Committee work and helping the senator tackle other policy areas, like telecom and rural economic development. In addition, Mr. Radford served as director of external relations at the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission (WMSC), where he helped stand up a congressionally-chartered safety oversight organization; as federal relations officer at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), where he helped advocate for federal investments in major transit projects; and as a private consultant. Previously in his career, Mr. Radford was an attorney with a law firm in California, where he practiced complex commercial litigation and construction law. Mr. Radford earned a B.A. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law.

Cory Tomczyk was born in Rudolph, Wisconsin and is a 1980 graduate of Lincoln High School (Wisconsin Rapids). He is a small business owner and member of: International Secure Information Governance and Management Association (iSIGMA); Data Destruction Leadership Council; Migrant Labor Council; Rustic Roads Board; and Transportation Projects Commission. He was elected to the Mosinee School Board 2006-2019 (president 2010-2015) and elected to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2022. He currently sits on the following Senate Committees: Committee on Agriculture and Tourism (Vice-Chair); Committee on Financial Institutions and Sporting Heritage; Committee on Natural Resources and Energy; Committee on Transportation and Local Government (Chair).

Leading industry expert Josh Griffin will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the latest issues, technical advancements, and solutions carbon accounting can provide the freight rail sector. He is the Co-founder of the Carbon Accounting platform 'nZero' and a former elected state legislator. Josh has been a key government relations and policy expert representing tech, gaming, mining, and health-care companies. As Chief Policy Officer, he connects nZero's data-driven solutions to companies, governments, and communities that want the very best information and data to help meet their operational, financial, and sustainability goals.

Don Vruwink grew up on a dairy farm in Central Wisconsin and graduated from Auburndale High School in 1970. He graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 1975 with a degree in social studies and a minor in coaching. He earned his master's degree in history from UW-Whitewater in 1986. He taught school in Bowler before taking a job in Milton, where he taught for 37 years. After retirement, he taught several years as a substitute teacher in various school districts. While teaching, he coached basketball, football and softball, and served as the Milton parks and recreation director. After retiring from teaching, Don served on the Milton City Council and the Milton School Board. He was elected to the State Assembly in 2016, 2018, and 2020. He served on the following committees: Education, Agriculture, Tourism, and Rural Development. He served on the Wisconsin Dairy Task Force 2.0, as well as a committee studying the investment and use of School Trust Funds. In March of 2023 Governor Evers appointed Don as the Commissioner of Railroads.

Peter Kammer majored in political science and international relations at the University of Wisconsin in Madison before attending law school at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Peter moved back to Madison to work for the Wisconsin Legislature and later worked as a government affairs consultant. In January of 2011 Peter formed The Kammer Group which provides government affairs, business consulting and association management services.