Tuesday, July 23, 2019

ATA Emerging Leaders meet to shape the group’s upcoming agenda

The Alabama Trucking Association’s Emerging Leaders inaugural class met in Montgomery last week to shape the group’s agenda and goals for the coming year.

According to ATA officials, the new leadership program identifies and encourages young trucking executives from ATA member firms to become more active and involved in industry-led initiatives.

During its meeting, the group was addressed by several ATA leaders, board members and staff, including ATA Chairman of the Board Tom McLeod, ATA President-Elect Mark Colson, and ATA Past Chairman Fenn Church, who pushed for the creation of the new leadership development program during his stint as chairman. ATA officials say the group will meet occasionally throughout the year to address issues and concerns affecting the trucking industry.

In the photo above, from left, is Mark Colson, ATA President-Elect; Andrew Linn, Southland Transportation Group; Will Bruser, Truckworx Kenworth; Wesley Dunn, RangeWay Carriers; Taylor White, Alabama Motor Express, Bryan Kilpatrick, Billy Barnes Enterprises; Fenn Church, ATA Past Chairman; Tim Frazier, ATA Director of Safety & Member Services; Frank Filgo, ATA President & CEO; Tom McLeod, ATA Chairman; Bo Watkins, Watkins Trucking; J.J. Clemmons, Summerford Truck Lines; and Tommy Neeley, Ross Neeley Systems.

ATA Emerging Leaders not photographed: Leigh Breal, Ward International Trucks; Kelly Robinson, Service One Transport; Collins White, AMX Logistics; and Daniel Wright, Wright Transportation.