Road Safety Advisory Board

CMT created the Road Safety Advisory Board to help us realize the mission of making the world’s roads and drivers safer. We do this by directly measuring driving risk, helping insurers and other mobility partners incentivize safe driving, and sending emergency help after a crash.

Our research reveals the behaviors that lead to crashes, giving road safety officials the data they need to implement new policies and plans. The board’s primary goal is to advise the CMT team on how to grow the impact of our life-saving technology, preventing crashes and minimizing their impact on society.


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Driving is one of the most dangerous activities people do every day. Every year, crashes cause 1.35 million fatalities and 50 million injuries. In the US, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported record-setting trends over the last three years. 42,915 people were killed on American roads in 2021, the largest number since 2002. Pedestrian fatalities also set records in 2021 with 7,485 auto-related deaths, their highest point in 40 years. CMT’s Road Safety Advisory Board works with CMT’s experts and driving data to fight back against the rising dangers of driving.

Meet Road Safety Board Members

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Steve Kiefer

Chairman | Founder of The Kiefer Foundation

Steve Kiefer brings 40 years of automotive industry experience to CMT's Road Safety Board, with leadership positions at General Motors, including President of General Motors International, VP of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, and President of Delphi Powertrain. After the tragic loss of his son Mitchel Kiefer to a distracted driver in 2016, Steve established the Kiefer Foundation in his memory. Since then, he has been appointed to Michigan's Governor's Traffic Safety Advisory Commission and honored with the Distinguished Service Citation from the Automotive Hall of Fame for his tireless efforts in promoting safer roads.
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Ryan McMahon

Executive Sponsor | CMT

Ryan McMahon is the Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development at Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), the world’s largest telematics provider. Ryan joined CMT from the insurance industry, where he held several leadership roles, introducing new products and insurance services to personal and commercial markets. Ryan is a member of CMT's executive team, with responsibilities overseeing corporate development, government, and public affairs. Ryan holds a BA in Psychology from SUNY Potsdam and an MBA from Worcester Polytechnic University.
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Tim Vogel

Executive Sponsor | CMT

Tim is a committed leader in technology with a focus on the cybersecurity industry, providing expertise around Cloud Security, Privacy, Regulatory Compliance, and Business Operations. Tim is also an entrepreneur and executive with more than 20 years of experience helping organizations design and deploy secure technology and processes to meet their business objectives. He develops innovative & effective solutions to increase efficiency in organizations, both big and small. Since 2016, Tim has served as the CISO of Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT). In 2022 Tim expanded his role with CMT as the CIO while continuing to lead CMT in all facets of security, governance, compliance, and privacy. Tim previously founded Xtium, an early cloud provider before it was called cloud, in 2003, where he successfully led the company being acquired by Evolve IP. Tim is dedicated to the pursuit of safer roads and drivers, especially those related to distracted drivers. Tragically, Tim's father was struck and killed by a distracted driver in 2007.
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Jennifer Smith

Board Member | Founder of

Jennifer Smith's mother was a victim of distracted driving in 2008. Since then, she has dedicated her life to raising awareness and educating the public about the dangers of distracted driving. Through her non-profit organization,, she has supported families who have lost loved ones to distracted driving. Working with the National Transportation Safety Board, Smith has helped pass hands-free laws in 14 states since 2018. Her work has also helped enforce “no texting” laws in 49 states and hands-free laws in 29 states. Jennifer's dedication has been recognized by the US Department of Transportation, naming her a Woman in Transportation History, and by the United Nations.
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Ricardo Martinez

Board Member | MD, FACEP

Dr. Ricardo Martinez, MD, FACEP, is a former administrator of NHTSA and serves on the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. During his time at NHTSA, Dr. Martinez played a pivotal role in reshaping the agency’s approach to traffic safety. Under his leadership, NHTSA recognized traffic safety injuries as a national public health issue and implemented major regulations for vehicle safety. His efforts resulted in the lowest traffic fatality rate, the lowest percentage of alcohol-related fatal crashes, and the highest seat belt and child safety seat usage in American history from 1994 to 1999.
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Todd Shurn

Board Member | Howard University Computer Science Associate Professor & Researcher

Dr. Todd Shurn is a Howard University Computer Science associate professor and researcher. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Shurn has made significant contributions to academia and industry. He has collaborated on many projects with world-class institutions, including Carnegie Mellon University, Morehouse College, and the University of Southern California. Dr. Shurn has also served as a consultant to Microsoft, the Washington Post, and the U.S. Army. He is currently researching smart mobility, which has been funded by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Shurn recently produced the Howard University Computer Science Faculty - Howard University Transportation Research Center AI forum “Detecting Distracted Driving.”
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Kathy O’Toole

Board Member | Partner at 21CP Solutions

Kathleen O’Toole is a partner at 21CP Solutions. She is an attorney and career police officer who served as Chief of the Seattle Police Department, Commissioner of the Boston Police Department and Massachusetts Secretary of Public Safety. She also served as Chief Inspector of the Garda Síochána, the Irish national police service. O'Toole also sits on the bipartisan advisory board of States United Democracy Center.

"I am honored to take on the role of chair of CMT's Road Safety Board, joining forces with an exceptional organization that has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to reducing distracted driving, saving lives, and ensuring the safety of all road users," said Steve Kiefer, Chairman of The Kiefer Foundation and Chairperson of CMT’s Safety Board. "CMT’s technology and dedication to making roads and drivers safer is unparalleled in the industry. Together, we will work towards making a lasting, positive impact on the lives of drivers, passengers, and pedestrians across the globe."

– Steve Kiefer, Founder of The Kiefer Foundation

“I am immensely grateful for this opportunity to contribute to such an important cause and to work with the CMT Road Safety Board and Chairperson Steve Kiefer. I'm excited about the Board’s potential to become a driving force for change and set new safety standards on our roads,” said Jennifer Smith. “With each new data point and every new insight, we move closer to a future where distracted driving becomes a thing of the past. I can’t wait to get started."

– Jennifer Smith, Founder of

“Our capacity to develop groundbreaking solutions and gain profound insights into vital road safety matters hinges on our ability to analyze extensive and high-quality driving data,” said Dr. Martinez. “With CMT, we’re able to understand driving behaviors scale, putting us at the forefront of transforming the landscape of road safety. I’m excited about our mission and to join CMT’s Road Safety Board.”

– Ricardo Martinez, MD, FACEP

“I'm delighted to join the CMT board and utilize CMT technology to improve road safety. Especially looking forward to board engagement with high school and college students worldwide to enlist their support to adopt safe driving smartphone apps,” said Todd Shurn.

– Todd Shurn, Howard University Computer Science Associate Professor & Researcher