ARLINGTON, Va. – Rusty Duckworth has been promoted to chief financial officer for the American Trucking Associations, CEO and President Chris Spear said today. Duckworth has worked for ATA since 1999 in the accounting and finance department, and most recently served as senior vice president and controller, Spear said.
“Part of our mission is to return value for the investment our members make when they join ATA,” Spear said. “Rusty has been an excellent steward of ATA’s budget and finances in several roles with the organization, and I’m pleased that he will serve as our new CFO.”
“It is an honor to work not just with the ATA staff, but on behalf of this tremendous industry,” Duckworth said. “I appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve both ATA and our membership as a part of the new leadership team.”
Duckworth’s promotion appears to finish the makeover Spears has overseen since he became president and CEO July 9.
“I’m pleased that with Rusty in his new role, we now have a complete management team that is ready to strongly position ATA for the future,” Spear said.
Duckworth joins COO and Executive Vice President Elisabeth Barna, Executive Vice Presidents Bill Sullivan and Sue Hensley who joined ATA in August, and General Counsel Jennifer Hall who started last week, as members of Spears’ management team. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland, and in 2002 was licensed as a certified public accountant.
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