TSR’s leadership consists of representatives from the coalition’s Leadership and Governing membership levels, supported by a Treasurer and Secretary.
David Braunstein is President of Together for Safer Roads. Braunstein’s leadership will help scale and sustain the global coalition’s efforts to improve road safety and save lives. He is responsible for overseeing the organization’s strategic direction on behalf of Together for Safer Roads’ Governing Board and membership, implementing Together for Safer Roads-supported local demonstration projects, advancing TSR’s thought leadership, building key partnerships, and increasing the coalition’s connections to the international road safety community.
Braunstein has a distinguished career spanning two decades in entrepreneurial business development and is known for breaking new ground using “connected” analytics solutions driven by emerging technologies. Prior to joining Together for Safer Roads, Braunstein was an Associate Partner and Industry Innovation Lead at IBM where his work spanned five continents. He also held senior roles in strategy, analytics, and innovation within eBay’s marketing services organization. His ability to quarterback complex, cross-functional collaboration to drive business value has helped him succeed across many global industries – banking, insurance, specialty retail, consumer electronics, technology services, CRM, consulting, and publishing.
Braunstein holds an MBA from Cornell University and bachelor’s degree from Colgate University. He, his wife, and two children reside on Long Island, NY. He is an avid soccer player and enjoys traveling, hiking, and cooking in his free time.
Senior Director, Programs and Operations
Noah Budnick is the Senior Director of Programs & Operations at Together for Safer Roads, where he directs the Safer Cities program and manages the day-to-day work of the Safer Companies and Fleets program. Noah was previously the Data Practice & Policy Director for Zendrive, a mission-driven company that works with fleets, insurers, mobile network operators and autonomous vehicle developers to measure, analyze and improve driver behavior. Prior to that, Noah was the executive director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and deputy director at Transportation Alternatives in New York City, where he introduced Vision Zero to the United States, helping New York write and implement the first Vision Zero policy in the country.
Director, Member Engagement & Communications
Kat is a CX executive, experienced in building high-impact, customer-driven strategies and campaigns for CEOs, non-profit boards, startups, and B2B and CPG clients. She began her career being mentored by the head of Sales at Esteé Lauder and the SVP of the Condé Nast Media Group, learning a holistic customer approach combining marketing, technology, and infrastructure to deepen brand loyalty. She now runs all aspects of Communications, Marketing, and Member Engagement at TSR.
She also runs the PTSD/C-PTSD advocacy organization Stand Up to Trauma, volunteers with Youth for Understanding (YFU), and serves on the School Leadership Team at MS582 in Brooklyn, NY.
- Governing Board
- Andres Penate
- AB InBev, Global VP, Regulatory and Public Affairs
- Jeff Gardner
- CEO, CalAmp
- Chris Penrose
- AT&T, President, IoT Solutions
- Jim Olson
- Republic Services, Senior Vice President, Safety
- Andres Penate