Alex Epstein is a highly experienced public communications and policy development strategist and team leader. As Director of Transportation Safety, Alex works to develop and execute behavior and policy change initiatives, national public education campaigns, road user outreach and other activities to reduce injuries and fatalities associated with the Council’s strategies addressing transportation safety. This includes curriculum development of defensive driving and various other transportation safety courses. He serves as a key subject matter expert and spokesperson, building strong relationships within the transportation community, among state and federal government leaders, DMVs, court representatives and NSC corporate and affiliate members. Alex continues in his role leading the Advanced Automotive Safety Technology initiative and its public facing MyCarDoesWhat national driver education campaign on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and vehicle automation. Previously, he developed and managed the DriveitHOME national education project for parents of new teen drivers. Alex has extensive broadcast TV news experience, having worked for the Gannett Corporation in the L.A. Bureau of the USA Today On TV national television news program, as well as for the Walt Disney Company as senior producer/special projects for KCAL-TV News Los Angeles, where he wrote and produced television programs, series, specials and mini-documentaries. For corporate work, he and his team were recognized by PR Week magazine for executive producing the Video News Release of the Year, and received the PR News Platinum award, North American Excellence Award in PR and others. A native of New York City, Alex began in broadcast television at the CBS affiliate in Fairbanks, Alaska. He is a graduate of Bennington College and the Yale University School of Organization and Management. He is married and has two children.