This month longtime Alabama Trucking Association staffer Jane Nixon reaches 40 years of serving Alabama's trucking industry.
The Association recently honored her with a bonus and an introduction in front attendees at the group's annual meeting held in Destin, Fla.
In a surprise presentation, current Chairman of the Board Kevin Savoy called Nixon to the stage during the Chairman’s Dinner to honor her accomplishment.
“Jane is our longest serving staff member, and she has always been one of our Association’s most dedicated employees,” Savoy told convention attendees.
Nixon began working for the Association on June 3, 1974, starting as a receptionist answering phones and performing general clerical duties for former ATA President and CEO Jim Ritchey. Through the years she has become a pivotal employee, handling all tariff transactions for members and managing all ATA events.
During her career, she has worked under 41 chairmen, attended as many annual conventions, and has even seen the Association move twice.
“I love my ATA family,” she told the group. “I couldn’t imagine working with a better group of folks.”