ARLINGTON, Va. – American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear said Wednesday that the trucking group has promoted four long-time staffers and hired a new vice president of creative services and creative director and a new director of marketing as part of the federation’s continued retooling.
“ATA’s members count on the professional staff in Washington to be an advocate on their behalf and on behalf of the industry,” Spear said. “Being able to recognize and promote people – and add to our roster of first-class staff is an important part of representing this industry. I’m proud of the work our staff does, and will do in being the leading voice of the trucking industry.”
ATA promoted four staffers: Dan Duggan, Henry Hanscom, Joe Hite and John Lynch to new leadership positions within the association.
In addition to these promotions, Spear announced the hiring of Tim Smith as ATA’s new vice president of creative services and creative director and Julia Grove as director of marketing.
Smith was previously an award-winning art director with the National Restaurant Association where he spent two decades. He has a bachelor’s degree from Messiah College.
Grove comes to ATA after spending more than seven years at member company SkyBitz Inc., where she was most recently the telematics company’s senior marketing manager. She has a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University.
“ATA’s members benefit greatly from the efforts of the top notch team these people belong to,” said ATA Chairman Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express, Dayton, Ohio. “I’d like to thank these individuals, and the entire staff at ATA, for the work they do for us and our industry.”