ATD Keynote Speakers

Friday, January 27

Steve ParkerSteve Parker
2016 ATD Chairman

Steven E. Parker is president of Baltimore Potomac Truck Centers, Inc. in Linthicum, Md. After graduating from Gettysburg College in 1973, he began working for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Following that, he went to work at the family's single location Mack Truck dealership in downtown Baltimore, Md., which later moved to its current location in Linthicum. Over the years the business expanded. Today, the third-generation, family-owned dealership group operates five full-service commercial truck dealership locations in Maryland and Virginia, and includes franchises for Mack, Volvo and Hino Trucks. As chairman of the American Truck Dealers (ATD), Parker represents franchised medium- and heavy-duty new-truck dealers on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association. (Term: January 2016-April 2018) 


Saturday, January 28

Frank Abagnale

Frank Abagnale
Cyber security and fraud prevention expert

Frank W. Abagnale is one of the world's most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. For over 40 years he has worked with, advised and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world. Mr. Abagnale's rare blend of knowledge and expertise began more than 45 years ago when he was known as one of the world's most famous confidence men. This was depicted most graphically in his best-selling book, Catch Me If You Can, a film of which was also made, directed by Steven Spielberg with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. A Broadway musical of the same title was also created and in April 2011 opened on Broadway and won a Tony Award.