Colorado Freight Advisory Council [FAC]

The Colorado Freight Advisory Council (FAC) advises CDOT and other organizations on the needs of the transportation system in Colorado pertaining to freight and commercial transportation. The FAC provides guidance on policy and planning level activities and identifies strategies and tactics to address operational needs of the system.  FAC members represent a cross-section of freight industry stakeholders. 

Mission of the Freight Advisory Council:

The Freight Advisory Council will serve as a forum for the private sector to advocate for commercial transportation needs, influence transportation policy, and collaborate with partners to develop a transportation system which supports the economic vitality of Colorado by providing for the safe, efficient, coordinated and reliable movement of freight.

The FAC aims to:

  • Advise CDOT on freight-related issues, priorities, projects, and funding needs.
  • Educate the public, decision-makers and other stakeholders on the importance of freight, its connection to the economy, and its reliance on the transportation system.
  • Serve as a forum to discuss opportunities and strategies to influence freight-related transportation decisions.
  • Seek opportunities for leveraging partnerships to improve freight movement.
  • Collaborate with other agencies and organizations on data and information sharing to promote informed decision making.
  • Identify short and long term initiatives that will benefit mobility for the freight industry and promote a healthy transportation system.
  • Advise CDOT and other public organizations during transportation planning efforts.

Upcoming Meetings:

November 19, 2019 @ Colorado Motor Carriers Association, 4060 Elati Street, Denver 80216
      Meeting Theme: Economy

February 25, 2020 @ CDOT Headquarters, East Auditorium, 2829 W. Howard Place, Denver 80204
      Meeting Theme: Safety

May 19, 2020 @ location TBD
      Meeting Theme: Intermodal

FAC Meetings and Documents - Click Here

FAC Charter - Click Here

Other Freight-Related Resources - Click Here

FAC Membership



Jenyce Houg

FAC Chair,  Houg Transportation and Resources

Mike Ogborn

FAC Vice Chair, Ogborn Consulting

Tim Rich

Western Slope Representative

Tim Hester

DEN (Denver International Airport)

Jeannette Hilaire

DEN (Denver International Airport)

Michelle Scheuerman 

FAC Secretary, and CDOT Freight Coordinator

Rebecca White

CDOT Division of Transportation Development

Karen Gerwitz

World Trade Center Denver

Grier Bailey

Colorado/Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association

Joe Kiely

Ports to Plains Representative

Paul Cristina

Burlington Northern - Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF)

Pete Rickershauser

BNSF Representative

Wally Weart

Retired -Railroad advocate

Matt Keim


Craig Boyle


Jake Killgore

MillerCoors Brewing Company

Jeff Sogar


Nick Whittington

MillerCoors Brewing Company

Carl Spaulding

Renewable Fiber

Kristal Fiser

United Parcel Service

Volker Schurr

Sekologistics - Global Logistics experts

Laurie Brown

President of Denver Transportation Club

Jeff Van Schaick

Genesee Wyoming Railroad

Norm Steen

STAC Representative PPACG, Teller County Commissioner

Gary Beedy

STAC Representative Eastern TPR, Transportation Commissioner

Jessica Stevens

Ryder Trucking

Robyn Smith

May Trucking

Greg Fulton

Colorado Motor Carriers Association

Ozzie Mazzucca

Werner Trucking

Doug Brittin

Denver Transportation Institute, DU

Leonard Dittman

Colorado Department of Public Safety

Nathan Anderson

Union Pacific Railroad

Steve Gregory

San Luis and Rio Grande Railroad

Jack Buffington

Denver Transportation Institute, DU and MillerCoors Brewing Company

David Arganbright


Diego Lopez

Northern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition

Steve O'Dorisio

Adams County Commissioner

FAC Contact:

Michelle Scheuerman, FAC Secretary and CDOT Senior Transportation Advisor

2829 W. Howard Place, Denver CO 80204

[email protected], 303-757-9770

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