Doug is a trucking defense attorney who actually maintains a current CDL. With 35+ years of trial experience, he represents trucking companies throughout the country. He is specially admitted pro hac vice in more than 35 states for cases. He’s a member of TIDA, TLA, CTLA, ATA (Safety), TCA, PM
Deborah Boswell, MS, CCC/SLP, specializes in helping corporate executives, managers and technical experts communicate their expertise in a clear, confident and professional manner.
Dan is Chairman of the American Trucking Associations and President of Ruan Transportation, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Ruan is a family-owned asset-based 3PL with more than 300 operations and 5,600 team members across the U.S. The company prides itself on being a great place to work with a focus on safety, transformative technology, customer satisfaction, driver engagement, team member involvement, and giving back to the communities it serves.
Col. Jon Archer grew up in Mobile, Ala. He graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2002 with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and a Master’s in Public Administration. He also trained at the FBI National Academy. was assigned to the ALEA Driver License Division in 2017 before being appointed DPS Director in March. Prior, he worked in many ALEA divisions including Marine Patrol, Training and Emergency Management.
Alex Blevins is the training coordinator for the Center for Workforce Education at the largest community college in Alabama, Jefferson State Community College. Alex has 40 years of experience in the transportation industry. He began his journey in the transportation industry while serving in the U. S. Navy. He holds a CDL with most endorsements and has driven and operated many types of trucks throughout his career.
Kimble Coaker joined the ATA Comp Fund as CEO in December 1995. His expertise is building insurance programs for nonprofit entities, trade associations, and association-based self-insurance funds. For his many years of industry leadership and value to Alabama Trucking, he was given the 2019 recipient of the Chester Webb Award for Distinguished Service.
Mark Colson is a trucker - and proud of it. Since taking the reins of the Alabama Trucking Association in June 2019, he's worked tirelessly to share the news of how the industry delivers 80 percent of all goods rolling into and out of the state while providing 1 in 15 jobs. His passion is spotlighting the thousands of dedicated men and women working daily to deliver Alabama's economy.
On June 14, 2022, Alabama Trucking Association experienced history when Boyd Bros. Transportation CEO Chris Cooper became the first third-generation ATA Chairman of the Board. Cooper, who was installed during a ceremony at ATA’s headquarters in Montgomery, follows the footsteps of his mother, Gail, and grandfather and Boyd Bros. founder, the late Dempsey Boyd.
Tim Frazier has 35+ years in fleet safety and maintenance management with stints at Walmart Transportation and McGriff Transportation. He’s earned the reputation as a leading fleet safety expert. He joined ATA in 2011 with the primary responsibility of managing all SMMC programs and chapters and serving as the lead liaison for member services and industry safety policymaking.
A creative leader with more than 20+ years in marketing and communications, Hoke is Chief Creative Officer at Markstein with experience in brand building, content strategies and results-based multi-platforms. He trained in graphic design at The Portfolio Center in Atlanta, Ga. after receiving his bachelor’s in Marketing from Birmingham Southern College.
Mario Sanchez-Lara has been working as a Director of On-Highway Marketing at Cummins for 27 years. His work for the manufacturer includes contributing to the development of automotive engineering and its efficient application to serve our communities with safe and environmentally friendly products. His other specialties are vehicle dynamics, product planning, and marketing and sales management.
Danny founded Markstein, a corporate strategy and communications consulting firm in 2003. Today, Markstein is a fast-growing creative communications agency focused on developing and implementing results-driven strategies for clients including the Air Line Pilots Association, the Alabama Trucking Association, the National Tank Truck Carriers Association, and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.
With a unique focus on workforce development and corporate social responsibility, Cassie McCay has notable experience developing and executing marketing strategies, media recommendations, campaign messaging and corporate branding. As a senior brand leader, she assists her clients in developing dynamic campaigns using research and data-driven strategies to increase brand awareness.
Tommy Neely is a seasoned trucking executive with over two decades of experience. Despite his impressive tenure, he remains humble and recognizes the long-standing truckers who came before him, like his late grandfather and company founder Ross Neely, a key figure in the legacy of Alabama Trucking. Tommy's dedication to his craft is apparent in his love for the industry and the customers his business serves.
Capt. Tim Pullin is a highly experienced law enforcement officer and the commander of the Motor Carrier Safety Unit within the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. With over 25 years of experience, Capt. Pullin has dedicated his career to promoting public safety through the enforcement of commercial vehicle regulations and traffic laws. He is a respected leader and role model within the ALEA and law enforcement.
Clinton Seymour is State Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Prior to coming home to Alabama in his current position, he served as the FMCSA Division Administrator and Regional Director for the Southern Region states for 8 years of a 19-year career in transportation. Mr. Seymour has been a longtime advocate for not only public safety but also an ardent advocate of the trucking industry.