The Alabama Trucking Association’s Board of Directors has elected Greg Brown of B.R. Williams Trucking, Inc., as its Chairman for fiscal year 2015-‘16.
Brown, 56, is Chairman and CEO the Oxford, Ala.-based firm which provides transportation, warehousing and logistics services to hundreds of customers across the southeastern U.S. The company employs more than 350 and maintains a current fleet of 170 tractors, 600 trailers. It also offers more than 1 million sq. ft. warehouse space.
B.R. Williams has been a member of the Association for more than 50 years, and Brown is the third executive from the company to serve as Association chairman. Other past Chairmen from the company include the late Bill Watson (2005-06) and Jack Brim (2012-13), who remains an active board member.
“Greg brings such an incredible amount of experience to this Association,” said outgoing Chairman Wayne Watkins of Watkins Trucking Co, who handed over the Association reins to Brown during a ceremony in Montgomery on June 23. “I cannot think of a more qualified person to lead the Association at this juncture. Under his leadership, we can expect improved services for our members and a stronger public image and industry presence throughout Alabama -- and beyond. I know he will lead our group to accomplish many great things this year to help us better serve our communities."
ATA President and CEO Frank Filgo praised Brown's leadership qualities and work ethic. "We are excited to have Greg as our Chairman this year," he said. "He is a dedicated and hard-working individual, having served the industry at both the national and state level for many years. His leadership qualities are well known, and he abides by the definition of a true leader -- one who always does the right thing.”
Brown has served on ATA’s leadership board five years, assuming many leadership positions for that group. He also serves as the state’s representative for the American Trucking Associations in Washington D.C.
Outside of the industry he serves on executive boards for NobleBank & Trust, Knox Concert Series, YMCA of Calhoun County, Jacksonville State University Endowment Foundation, and the Anniston Museum Endowment Corp.
He holds degrees in Accounting and Mathematics from Jacksonville State and a law degree from the Birmingham School of Law.
Brown said that his agenda for the year includes efforts for state legislative gains, improved industry safety, and increased ATA membership involvement in industry-led social programs such as Truckers Against Trafficking, a Colorado-based non-profit organization fighting to end human trafficking and forced prostitution at truck stops, rest areas and other locations frequented by members of the trucking industry.
“Great leaders want to be part of an organization that truly makes a difference,” Brown said. “I know that serving as head of this great Association will allow me to help make our industry better for all Alabamians. We are blessed with a strong, well connected Association. With the support of ATA’s leadership board, we will make a difference this year.”