|2019-20||Josh Turner, GA||Pigeon Forge, TN|
|2018-19||Tom Marsh, TN||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|2017-18||Harold Fleming, NC||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|2016-17||Steve Phillips, SC||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|2015-16||Greg Mangan, TN||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|2014-15||Michael Keesee, FL||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|2013-14||Rick DeVivi, VA||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|2012-13||Mickey Tripp, NC||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|2011-12||Steve Phillips, SC||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|2010-11||Neda Ovsak, FL||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|2009-10||Nada Icenogle, GA||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|2008-09||Charles Lee, NC||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|2007-08||Deb Ogden, FL||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|2006-07||Joellen Suter, VA||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|2005-06||Karl Logan, NC||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|2004-05||Kal Kelliher, GA||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|2003-04||Carol Hardin, VA||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|2002-03||Ed Jones, FL||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|2001-02||Ray Sparks, NC||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|2000-01||James Johnson||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|1999-00||James Brooks, MS||Atlanta, GA|
|1998-99||Richard Stryker, FL||Charlotte, NC|
|1997-98||Jane Preston, VA||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|1996-97||David Donaldson, TN||Atlanta, GA|
|1995-96||Maynard Bridges, NC||Atlanta, GA|
|1994-95||Robyn Hagler, AL||Atlanta, GA|
|1993-94||Fred Thomas, FL||Orlando, FL|
|1992-93||George E. Tyson, VA||Knoxville, TN|
|1991-92||Roy Turner, AL||Atlanta, GA|
|1990-91||Thomas Walters, FL||Atlanta, GA|
|1989-90||David U. Sahler, MS||Atlanta, GA|
|1988-89||Wiley H. Elliot, NC||Atlanta, GA|
|1987-88||Ross E. Tingle, MS||Atlanta, GA|
|1986-87||Will K. Parnell, AL||Atlanta, GA|
|1985-86||Dale E. Roe, VA||Atlanta, GA|
|1984-85||Glenn Cantley, FL||Atlanta, GA|
|1983-84||Joe Sabbadino, SC||Atlanta, GA|
|1982-83||Karen H. Womack, MS||Atlanta, GA|
|1981-82||Edward Kapushy, FL||Atlanta, GA|
|1980-81||E. Edward Browning||Atlanta, GA|
|1979-80||Frank Young, MS||Atlanta, GA|
|1978-79||Bert Thompson, TN||Nashville, TN|
|1977-78||Reed Brown, FL||Atlanta, GA|
|1976-77||Charles McDaniel, NC||Atlanta, GA|
|1975-76||Wyatt Tullos, MS||Birmingham, AL|
|1974-75||Tom Love, FL||Atlanta, GA|
|1973-74||Tom Love, FL||Richmond, VA|
|1972-73||Tom Love, FL||Atlanta, GA|
|1971-72||Tom Love, FL||Jacksonville, FL|
|1970-71||Tom Love, FL||Baton Rouge, LA|
driver ed experiences
Driver and Traffic Safety
Education Association Serving:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- US Virgin Islands
- Puerto Rico
Feb 9 - 11, 2023
The conference is hybrid — choose to attend in-person or virtually. Join 350 driver educators, driving schools, and leaders in driver education at our annual conference in Myrtle Beach. Learn about new products, services and organizations that are dedicated to keeping our nation's drivers safe.
2023 Conference Speakers
- Tim Beckham - ADTSEA
- Bill Van Tassel - AAA
- Elizabeth Soles - ADED
- Lisa Kyle Minjires - Texas A& M Traffic Institute (Safe System Approach)
- Prince Boparai - TEACHSAFE
- Joe Fitzgerald - Drug Recognition Expert
- Selim Hammoud – Nissan North America
- Matt Gapinski – Nissan North America
- Laura Salvidor – National Safety Council
- Lonny Haschel – National Safety Council
- Gannon Guinn – SADD South Carolina
- Emily Stein – Safe Roads Alliance
Conference Registration Rates
These prices include the $25 SERADTSEA membership; however, they do not include the $50 ADTSEA membership price.
- $225 - When you register before December 31
- $275 - When you register between January 1 and February 1
- $325 - When you register February 2 to the date of the event
Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center
SERADTSEA has negotiated fantastic room rates of $139/night at the beautiful Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center, where the entirety of the conference will take place. Call 843-918-5000 to reserve your room today. Check out the hotel and make a reservation.
Sponsors & Exhibitors
Since 1970, the SERADTSEA has helped teachers achieve their greatest potential!
We accomplish this through professional development workshops, mentoring, sharing, creating, exploring, implementing, and collaborating to continuously offer students the most enhanced learning process.
The Southeast Region Association of the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association grew out of the Southern Safety Conference, an organized group of professionals promoting safety in 14 southern states in the late 1930's.
In 1957, The American Association of the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) was established. The ADTSEA constitution identified a southeast region of nine southern states and two territories.
In the late 1960's, ADTSEA members who regularly attended the Southern Safety Conference officially established the Southeast Region of ADTSEA (SERADTSEA). In 1971-72, Tom Love of Gainesville, Florida was elected President and a constitution was implemented for SERADTSEA. At the 1979 Southern Safety Conference, the membership voted unanimously to sever all ties with the Southern Safety Conference and to hold our own 1980 SERADTSEA Conference.
Past Presidents and Conferences
Bishop Seals Award
The Bishop Seals Award is dedicated to honor two of our past SERADTSEA leaders: Richard Bishop and Thomas Seals; both nationally known driver educators who did extensive work in traffic safety at Florida State University in Tallahassee.
The award is presented by the Executive Board when a member of the association has retired but continues to be active in the association; serving as an inspiration and a dedicated leader; both to the SERADTSEA and ADTSEA. The award was first presented in 1993 in Knoxville, TN to J.B. Angelo Crowe and Dave Sahler. Since then it has been awarded to many distinguished recipients.
Tom Love Award
The Thomas M. Love award is given to honor Tom Love, a leader and one of the founders of the SERADTSEA. Tom Love served as the first elected President of SERADTSEA for several years and he also served for many years as its Executive Secretary. He was an active leader and member of the association until his death in 1990.
This award is presented each year by the Executive Board to a deserving member who has taken an active role in SERADTSEA over the years.
Board of Directors