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Karin Vertefeuille is Director of Business Development for Accela, where she works to help government become more effective, more efficient and more open to the public. Ms. Vertefeuille has over 26 years of direct experience working with government agencies, with 13+ years working for the State of Connecticut. As a Director of Licensing with the State of Connecticut, Ms. Vertefeuille dealt with the regulation of hundreds of different license types. This gave her a broad level of experience with the government regulation from trade and professional licensing, alcoholic beverage control, food and weight & measures registration, and more, from application through the enforcement processes. She was also Project Manager implementing an enterprise eLicensing system with the State, providing her firsthand experience with the intricacies of introducing new technology in a large agency.


Ms. Vertefeuille took a leap in the technology business as a Director of Sales & Marketing at a competitor software firm, working with state licensing agencies across the country. Joining Accela nine years ago, Ms. Vertefeuille has helped Accela expand its message and product into state and municipal licensing agencies. Ms. Vertefeuille has introduced new regulatory solutions for improved services to over 75 agencies and brings a unique understanding to her clients. Having been there for the days of licensing on paper cards to the ever-changing age of technology, she can help navigate to the right solution.


She hold a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Central Connecticut State University and is an elected official in her hometown as Vice Chair of the Board of Education.

Josh Frank is a Product Marketing Manager at Accela working with products such as CivicData, Right of Way Management, Asset Management and Environmental Health & Safety. Josh brings several years of marketing experience, having worked with firms such as eBay, Intuit and other startups in Silicon Valley and Austin, Texas. Josh has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin as well as a BA from the University of British Columbia.

Brad Steer is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Accela Right of Way Management business unit located in Woburn, MA. Brad brings a 20+ year track record of sales and marketing and senior-level management experience to the team, where he is developing new markets and expanding business opportunities for the company's growing portfolio of online solutions. Most recently, Steer was Vice President of Public Safety Services/Sales for Rave Mobile Safety. Prior positions include Senior Vice President of Sales for TeleAtlas, where he drove impressive growth, culminating in a $4.5 billion acquisition by navigation industry leader TomTom. As Regional Vice President of Sales for the Northeast Business Services Group at Sprint/Nextel, Steer was awarded its highest recognition for excellence, the Diamond Award. Steer holds a BA/BS in Economics and Business from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire and is GE Six Sigma Certified. In addition, he serves on several charitable boards and was WalkAmerica Boston Chair for two years, helping to more than double donations.

Andrew joined Accela in 2005 as a Product Manager having come from an Accela agency where he had administered the Civic Platform. His background is in Geography with emphasis on Urban Economic Planning and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). After spending 5 years as Accela Automation Product Manager, Andrew took on new role of Solution Architect helping new agencies understand how the platform can meet their needs. In July of 2013, Accela asked Andrew to help with the creation of the Customer Success team to help our agencies optimize their usage of the Accela platform. The Customer Success team works to improve the overall customer experience by providing new types of support and engagement that help agencies get the most out of the Accela platform. In his spare time, Andrew is an avid hockey fan (Go Blackhawks!). He also enjoys travel, skiing, riding his road bike, and most importantly - spending time with his family.

Daryl leads the Accela Legislative Management Business Unit, expanding the way government agencies develop and share legislative content, making it simple for citizens to participate in the decisions that impact their lives and their community. Daryl’s vision and understanding of government technology has made him a valued consultant for many public sector entities. Daryl received his Bachelors in Computer Science from Polytechnic University, New York in 1998. After graduating, he founded IQM2 and built the organization into an industry leader by helping the public sector govern more effectively while driving efficiency, cost savings and citizen awareness. IQM2 was awarded the prestigious 2010 SIIA’s CODiE Award for Best Emerging Software Company and the LISA Award for Software Excellence.

Seth Axthelm is a Developer Evangelist with Accela, where he works with developers developing innovative solutions with the Accela Civic Platform and the Construct API. Previously, as Director of Solution Architecture for Accela Professional Services, he played a key role as an Accela Architect for the New York State eLicensing program. Working with the Accela Civic Platform since 2005, Seth has helped many jurisdictions streamline and add efficiencies within their processes. You can find him at @sethaxthelm.