Speaker References for Distracted Driving Speaker Joel Feldman

Corporate/Business Presentations

Steve Turk, CEO, Discovery Natural Resources

His ability to engage the audience and present the facts about distracted driving was exceptional. Several of our employees approached me after the presentation and told me that this would absolutely change their driving behavior. Others confided that they were embarrassed that they were setting such a poor example when ... Read More | Reference Letter

Steve Turk

CEO, Discovery Natural Resources

Ryan McShannon, TCM Construction Manager

The safety and wellbeing of our employees is very important to TCM which is the reason why Joel was invited to speak. Joel’s presentation was deeply personal, and his presentation style was heartfelt, engaging, and thourough. He was friendly, focused, personable, and relaxed. Joel inspired and motivated those in the ... Read More | Reference Letter

Ryan McShannon

TCM Construction Manager

Eddie Mathews, UPS Freight Service center manger, Morrisville, NC

I have shared this information with my family, friends and employees in hope that it will save lives as you spoke about in your presentation. I believe you are making an impact in our communities and truly appreciate everything you are doing. I can only image the pain you feel ... Read More | Reference Letter

Eddie Mathews

UPS Freight Service center manger, Morrisville, NC

Supply House, Inc, Long Island, NY

[W]e were grateful to have come across Joel and his mission to EndDD.org. Joel Feldman shared his daughter Casey’s story and spoke about the dangers of driving distracted to our team of 85 employees in our office. I would highly recommend Joel and his presentation to others. Joel is professional, ... Read More | Reference Letter

Supply House

Inc, Long Island, NY

Robert Pagano-Project Manager, Matrix SME, Allentown, PA

I can honestly say that is the first time I’ve ever looked around the room and everyone was paying attention. Quite an accomplishment and something I’ve been unable to do. We all took away a much greater appreciation of driving distracted and we are all changing our ways. Read More | Reference Letter

Robert Pagano

Project Manager, Matrix SME, Allentown, PA

David Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, Cobb EMC, Marietta, GA

Hearing Casey’s story, intertwined with the encounters and stories you’ve experienced, as part of your journey to end distracted driving, has left quite an impression on our employees. We hear of employees talking to their loved ones about distracted driving. We hear of employees making a concerted effort to change ... Read More | Reference Letter

David Johnson

Chief Operating Officer, Cobb EMC, Marietta, GA

Mary Powell – Green Mountain Power

Green Mountain Power recently asked Joel to come speak to 80 of our leaders at an offsite about safety over a week ago and the results of that talk have sent reverberations through this organization that have gone deep in a very meaningful way. It is the first presentation that ... Read More | Reference Letter

Mary Powell

CEO, Green Mountain Power, Burlington, Vermont

R Scott Taylor – WestPennPower

Safety is the top priority at WestPenn Power. If you are reading this, then you likely recognize the importance safety has on your organization. At WestPenn Power, we constantly research and look for practical and innovative ways to approach safety. Through that effort we became familiar with Mr. Joel Feldman ... Read More | Reference Letter

R Scott Taylor

WestPennPower, Supv. Substations – Waynesboro

Paula Feiock, Sales Coordinator

Joel immediately had everyone’s attention he did not just stand up at the podium and speak to all 250 people at once for the entire hour. He moved throughout the crowd and involved individuals. This kept everyone engaged throughout the entire presentation. He was very relatable, especially to our group, ... Read More | Reference Letter

Paula Feiock

Sales Coordinator, ISCO Industries, Inc, Louisville, KY

High School and College Presentations

Thomas F. Nuneviller II

All of us at Pennridge High School are so appreciative of the volunteer efforts of each and every one of the volunteer lawyers and their sincere interest in keeping our kids safe. Every new driver should have the opportunity to see this presentation. I highly recommend this to all schools ... Read More | Reference Letter

Thomas F. Nuneviller II

Pennridge High School

Very constructive impact on our students

The virtual presentation went very smooth and still had a very constructive impact on our students… Joel’s lessons allow students to understand the selfishness of driving distracted and how it’s similar to the self-centeredness of drunk driving… I highly recommend Joel Feldman’s Distracted Driving presentation. Read More | Reference Letter

Michael A. Carroll M.S.

Health Teacher, Cherry Creek High School

Mr. Stacy Jones, Principal, Greenwood High School

Mr. Feldman has a wide range of knowledge on this particular topic by both being an attorney and losing his daughter to a distracted river. His presentation was definitely worthwhile for both teens and adults in the audience. Mr. Feldman walked about the auditorium and involved students, and teachers, during ... Read More | Reference Letter

Mr. Stacy Jones

Principal, Greenwood High School

Beth Guarriello, Principal Southern Lehigh High School

Many teachers have reported to me that your presentation sparked valuable discussions in the classes following the assembly. Not only did you connect with the students on a very emotional level, you provided facts about distracted driving and tangible strategies to help students stay safe. Read More | Reference Letter

Beth Guarriello

Principal Southern Lehigh High School

Peter L. Wininger, Principal Bristol Central High School

Anyone involved in the education of high school students will tell you, keeping their attention is hard work. Mr. Feldman engaged our students for over fifty minutes with scenarios, statistics and personal stories of his loss. They were riveted. This is a true testament to Mr. Feldman’s good nature, incredible ... Read More | Reference Letter

Peter L. Wininger

Principal BRISTOL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

Bryn Iverson, Principal Erik Ramstad Middle School

Mr. Feldman uses his story to motivate the students to make good choices when they get behind the wheel. He moves amongst the students and makes sure that they are actively participating in the discussion. Read More | Reference Letter

Bryn Iverson

Principal Erik Ramstad Middle School

Phillip Glenn, Dean Emerson College of Communications

Joel spoke recently on our campus to about 100 students and faculty members. His presentation showed strong research, careful analysis, a compelling mix of evidence and emotional appeals, rich use of multiple communication channels, and a respectful, direct engagement with members of the audience. Since we are in a School ... Read More | Reference Letter

Phillip Glenn, Dean

Emerson College of Communications

Daphne Wener, Delaware School for the Deaf

Thank you for your eye-opening and inspiring presentation. Your commitment to providing a presentation with appropriate access for our deaf and hard-of-hearing students was evident, and greatly appreciated. The time that you took to research relevant data regarding deaf drivers helped you to make a connection to the students, and ... Read More | Reference Letter

Daphne Wener

Delaware School for the Deaf

Linda Fryoux Harvison, Principal

Your presentation was especially compelling because of your non-judgmental approach. You certainly understand how to reach teenage audiences… I have heard nothing but positive feedback from students and faculty/staff members alike. They are accustomed to me telling them to go out and make a difference, one person at a time. ... Read More

Linda Fryoux Harvison

Principal

Lewis S Mills High School, Burlington, CT

It was impressive to watch the ease with which you interacted and connected with our students; moving from the stage and walking amongst them in the audience. It was also pleasing to see how engaged and attuned our students were to your message; demonstrated by the positive, lively conversations and ... Read More | Reference Letter

Lewis S Mills High School

Burlington, CT

Amy Grolnick, Upper School Counselor, Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy

Thank you so much for taking the time to come to Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy to share your personal story, as well as your professional experience, regarding the dangers of distracted driving. Your tragic story was a message that awakened us all, and serves as a reminder of how ... Read More | Reference Letter

Amy Grolnick

Upper School Counselor, Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy

Beth Grey, School Counselor, Delaware Valley Friends School

Thank you for your dynamic and informative presentation… The faculty was extremely impressed with your ability to keep a large number of students engaged for over an hour. We are grateful to you for sharing your personal story and applaud the work you are doing in Casey’s memory. Read More | Reference Letter

Beth Grey, School Counselor

Delaware Valley Friends School

Dyann Serravillo, Advisor, Siena College Commuter Student Association

We highly encourage any College or University to facilitate your engagement with their students. The way you connected with the students during your presentation was incredibly powerful and yet gentle, allowing for thoughtfulness and decision making without judgement. Read More | Reference Letter

Dyann Serravillo, Advisor

Siena College Commuter Student Association

StreetSafe Driving Academy, Ardmore, PA

There are several reasons that Joel’s program is so effective. He has a personal story that is both tragic and compelling He presents his personal story in a direct and honest way He speaks to the audience in a conversational tone as opposed to a lecture He leaves students on ... Read More | Reference Letter

StreetSafe Driving Academy

Ardmore, PA

Rebecca Gullan, Ph.D.

We are very grateful for how honest you were in sharing your own experiences, and how powerfully you wove personal stories and critical facts together such that the importance of each issue was palpable. Your passion and ability to connect with each person in the room kept each of us ... Read More | Reference Letter

Rebecca Gullan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology, Behavioral and Social Sciences Division, Gwynedd Mercy University

Medical /Legal Conferences

Sunny Goodyear Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator Geisinger Holy Spirit Trauma Services

Joel opened the eyes of every employee who participated in the presentation and lives will be saved because of this. He is disarming, nonjudgmental, and nonconfrontational. I proudly wear my pink EndDD bracelet and applaud the work of Joel and his team of volunteers. Read More | Reference Letter

Sunny Goodyear

Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator Geisinger Holy Spirit Trauma Services

Robert L. Holman

As a safety professional with extensive experience in developing and managing motor vehicle safety programs for commercial sales passenger fleets, it has been my distinct privilege to work with Mr. Joel Feldman… His workshops and presentations to groups ranging from school children, adult organizations and professional groups are extremely compelling and leave a lasting ... Read More

Robert L. Holman, CIH, CSP, CPEA

Merck

Jack A. Carroll

As I left the presentation I heard staff members talking with each other about the careless mistakes they have made, and the bad examples they had set for their kids. Many also talked about having a conversation with their kids and their parents tonight when they got home. As I ... Read More

Jack A. Carroll, PhD, MHA

Magee Rehabilitation

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Winter Convention 2013, Attendee evaluation

“Compassionate lawyering was the most valuable.” “This was one of the best programs I have attended in 40 years!” “The ability to take this out to the public was the most valuable.” “Best thing I have ever seen at an AAJ seminar.” “Joel’s tragedy will save the lives of thousands.” Read More

Attendee evaluation

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Winter Convention

Robert Holman, CIH, SCP, CPEA

I met Joel when we were fellow panelists during a safe driving forum at the PA Department of Labor, Workers Compensation Conference in Hershey Pa. Since that time I have had the opportunity to work closely with Joel and learn more about the work he is doing as an accomplished ... Read More

Robert Holman

CIH, SCP, CPEA

Jack A. Carrol, PhD, MHA, President CEO, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

As I left the presentation I heard staff members talking with each other about the careless mistakes they have made, and the bad examples they had set for their kids. Many also talked about having a conversation with their kids and their parents tonight when they got home. As I ... Read More

Jack A. Carrol, PhD, MHA, President CEO

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Law Enforcement

Thank you for reaching out today to these teens and their parents

Thank you for reaching out today to these teens and their parents. This “Zoom” presentation, in my honest opinion, was as impactful as the in-person presentation you and your team of instructors provide at schools. Seeing you on the screen, hearing your voice and the pain of losing Casey, in ... Read More

Brian Hopely

Police Lieutenant - Ocean City Police Department

Paul T. Davidson, Lt Col, USAF 57th Wing Chief of Safety

Mr. Feldman presents the dangers of distracted driving in a well-reasoned, fact based manner, while telling stories of people hurt by the mistakes of distracted drivers. I left the presentation convicted by how distracted I can be and motivated to stay more focused on the road. Days after the presentations, ... Read More | Reference Letter

Paul T. Davidson, Lt Col

USAF 57th Wing Chief of Safety, Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, NV

Sergeant Christopher J. Rokicki

On behalf of the Somerset County Prosecutors Office and Traffic Safety Alliance please accept my thanks and appreciation for your attendance and presentation to our High School Task Force on Distracted Driving. The content of the presentation was perfect and the delivery was stellar. The teachers/staff and students that were ... Read More

Sergeant Christopher J. Rokicki

– Retired, Somerset County Prosecutors Office, Traffic Safety Specialist

Robert A. Keetch, Chief of Police, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada

The audience heard how Joel lost his daughter Casey due to the actions of a distracted river in a traffic fatality. Joel delivered a powerful presentation that really made members of the audience think about driving in a distracted manner. The audience consisted of members of the public as well ... Read More | Reference Letter

Robert A. Keetch, Chief of Police

Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada

Donate To Help Save Lives

Your contribution to EndDD.org allows us to:

Reach more than 70,000 students each year, all without cost to schools
Work with leading experts to develop highly effective presentations
Sponsor contests and campaigns to spread the word and gain momentum