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- Carl Nash consultant, Center for Auto Safety; adjunct engineering professor, the National Crash Analysis Center at George Washington University; and former head of crash investigations for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- Paul Atkinson a Houston-area Toyota dealer and chairman of the Toyota National Dealer Council.
- Sheila Krumholz executive director,the Center for Responsive Politics, OpenSecrets.org.
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