American Trucking Associations honors Frank Filgo for industry leadership
Monday, October 19, 2015
Posted by: ATA Staff
Alabama Trucking Association president and CEO Frank Filgo and six other veteran trucking association executives were honored with the Executive Council Service Awards during American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Philadelphia, Pa. on Oct. 18.
“Today, we commend these impressive individuals who represent the best in service to our industry,” said incoming ATA Chairman Pat Thomas, senior vice president of state government affairs for UPS. “The trucking industry is fortunate to have such committed individuals working as part of our ATA federation, and we are honored to acknowledge them for their continued effort and dedication.”
National ATA's honorees are Brian Parke, president and CEO of Maine Motor Transport Association Inc., 5 years of service; Crystal Collins, president of North Carolina Trucking Association, 5 years; Gail Toth, executive director of New Jersey Motor Truck Association, 15 years; Thomas Whitaker, executive director of Kansas Motor Carriers Association, 15 years; Gregory Fulton, president of Colorado Motor Carriers Association, 20 years; Frank Filgo, president and CEO of Alabama Trucking Association, 20 years; and Gareth Sakakida, managing director of Hawaii Transportation Association, 25 years.
"These individuals are a great example of the diversity in our industry that stretches from coast to coast, and ATA gets tremendous strength from that diversity,” ATA President Bill Graves said. “It is reassuring to know that the work we are doing on the federal level in Washington is being strengthened and reinforced by these impressive individuals — and many others — on the state level. These executives and their colleagues have my many thanks.”
ATA Chairman of the Board Greg Brown, who also serves as Alabama’s representative to the American Trucking Associations, said, “Frank has built the Alabama Trucking Association into a powerful advocate for highway and industry safety and a champion for sensible pro-business legislation and industry regulation. His tenure has delivered meaningful results that have helped Alabama trucking businesses reach their individual goals. More often than not, his efforts are done behind the scenes with little fanfare. He is a selfless leader who works hard so others can shine and reach their full potential.”