John Ulczycki leads the National Safety Council teen driving, distracted driving and home and community safety initiatives. He also oversees the Council's relationships with its volunteers, and staff involved in research and statistics, knowledge management, library and government relations. He also is leading strategic planning to determine the Council's future leadership in national safety issues.
Mr. Ulczycki joined NSC in 2000 after a 20-year career in corporate public affairs. At NSC, he has led Communications and Public Affairs, Transportation Safety, and the Council's Air Bag and Seat Belt Safety Campaign, which took "Click it or Ticket" from a one-state pilot project to a 50-state national program that has saved nearly 200,000 lives since its inception in 1996. He was named Group Vice President – Research, Communications and Advocacy in 2009 and to his current position in 2011.
In 2008, Mr. Ulczycki hosted the first International Symposium on Distracted Driving. He has since led the Council's call for a nationwide ban on cell phone use while driving. An advocate for Graduated Driver Licensing legislation for teens, Mr. Ulczycki also hosted a 2007 International Symposium on Graduated Driver Licensing. He served as a member of the Illinois Secretary of State's Teen Driving Task Force, which recommended changes to Illinois teen driving laws.
Mr. Ulczycki has spoken before several state legislatures on primary seat belt, teen driving and distracted driving laws. He also has testified before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on occupational safety issues. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Lifesavers Conference, Inc. since 2008 and has served as Chair of that Board since 2010.