Thursday, January 25, 2024

Alabama Trucking hires Josh Vaughn to lead advocacy and marketing

The Alabama Trucking Association announced today that it has hired Joshua Vaughn as Director of Advocacy and Marketing. Vaughn, who serves as vice president of marketing and communication for the Business Council of Alabama (BCA), will begin his new role on February 1, 2024.

As an 11-year veteran of BCA, Vaughn played a pivotal role in communicating with and advocating for Alabama’s diverse business community. He will now bring those skills and experiences to Alabama’s trucking industry.

Under the leadership of Alabama Trucking Association President and CEO Mark Colson, the association plans to utilize Vaughn’s extensive experience and knowledge to enhance and grow its brand messaging, membership engagement, strategic partnerships, and state and federal advocacy.

“Josh is one of those unique individuals with incredible creative abilities and dynamic interpersonal skills,” said Colson. “We have a strong and dedicated team of seasoned professionals at Alabama Trucking passionate about serving our members. Today, that team just got even stronger. Josh is prepared to enhance our organization’s aggressive strategic plan which drives solutions for the issues facing the trucking industry.”

In addition to leading the communications team at the state’s chamber of commerce, Vaughn owns and operates a small business specializing in marketing and design services with a diverse client list from across the Southeast and beyond.

“As a result of my time with BCA and my personal experience running a business, I am acutely aware of the challenges faced by hard-working Alabamians and those who employ them. I’m equally aware and compelled to share all the advantages this great state offers,” said Vaughn. “It has been an honor to serve Alabama’s business community over these past 11 years, and I’m excited for this opportunity to learn about and represent one of the most important industry sectors in our state and our nation.”

BCA President and CEO Helena Duncan applauded Vaughn’s significant contributions to Alabama’s business community and service to BCA.

“Josh has been instrumental in developing and enhancing BCA’s communications and advocacy efforts for the last 11 years,” said Duncan. “Josh’s knowledge and experience have been an invaluable resource to me and our members in our successful efforts to create real and lasting improvements for Alabama businesses. The Alabama Trucking Association is a friend and ally, and I look forward to continuing to find ways to partner with them on issues that grow our economy and protect our jobs.”

Vaughn was raised in Alabama. He attended Hewitt-Trussville High School and graduated from Samford University in Birmingham. He and his two sons, Gaines (11), and Cavender (6) reside in Pike Road and are members of Century Church.