Sherri Garner Brumbaugh elected ATA chair, becoming second woman to lead association

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Sherri Garner Brumbaugh
Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Transportation Group in Findlay, Ohio, has been elected to serve as the 76th chair of American Trucking Associations. (Courtesy: American Trucking Associations)

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Board of Directors of American Trucking Associations (ATA) have elected Sherri Garner Brumbaugh as the organization’s 76th chair during ATA’s Management Conference and Exhibition Oct. 28. Garner Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Transportation Group, Findlay, Ohio, will be the second woman to lead the association.

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“I am humbled and honored to be chosen by my fellow truckers to be chair of ATA,” Garner Brumbaugh said. “Despite the unprecedented challenges we face, I look forward to representing ATA and telling the country just how important and essential our industry is. The past seven months have shown just how much our country relies on trucking, and that is a message I want to shout loudly and proudly as your chair.”

Garner Brumbaugh succeeds Randy Guillot, president of Triple G Express Inc. and Southeastern Motor Freight Inc., as ATA chair.

“Sherri has been tireless booster of trucking, not just in Ohio, but across the country,” said Chris Spear, president and CEO of ATA. “As a second-generation trucker and ATA leader, she has deep roots in our industry and association, and I congratulate her on this honor.”

In addition to being ATA’s second female chair, Garner Brumbaugh is the second member of her family to be elected ATA chair. She follows in the footsteps of her father, Vern Garner, who led the association from 2002-2003.

In addition to Garner Brumbaugh’s work with ATA, she has been active with the Ohio Trucking Association, the Truckload Carriers Association, Truckers Against Trafficking and Wreaths Across America.

The ATA board also elected Harold Sumerford Jr., CEO of J&M Tank Lines Inc., Birmingham, Alabama, as ATA first vice chairman, and Dan Van Alstine, president and COO of Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Des Moines, Iowa, as ATA second vice chairman. In addition, the Board named Andrew Boyle, co-president of Boyle Transportation, Billerica, Massachusetts, and Darren Hawkins, CEO of YRC Worldwide Inc., Overland Park, Kansas, as ATA vice chairmen. The Board re-elected John M. Smith, chairman of Admiralty Holdings Inc., as secretary and John A. Smith, president and CEO of FedEx Freight, as treasurer.

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