Thursday, January 04, 2018

Business group honors Frank Filgo for leadership and advocacy

Alabama Trucking Association President and CEO Frank Filgo, third from left, receives the Jo Bonner Spirit of Leadership Award. Pictured are, from left, BCA President and CEO William J. Canary; former U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner for whom the award is named; Filgo; Greg Brown, B.R. Williams Trucking Inc.; Barry McGriff, McGriff Industries Inc.; Jeff Coleman, 2017 BCA chairman and president and CEO of Coleman Worldwide Moving in Dothan; and, Cal Turner, Bob Woodall Air Care Systems Inc. 

Alabama Trucking Association President and CEO Frank Filgo was awarded the second annual Jo Bonner Spirit of Leadership Award at the combined Business Council of Alabama/Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama annual meeting held last month at the Harbert Center in Birmingham.

Presenting the award were BCA President and CEO William J. Canary and former U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Mobile, for whom the award is named. The award honors individuals who advocate for the state of Alabama and who are committed to economic development, job creation, and an improved quality of life for all Alabamians.

Filgo has led the trucking association for more than two decades, has served at the national level, and has been a champion for sensible pro-business legislation and industry regulation.

“This really doesn’t belong to me,” Filgo said, “it belongs to the board of directors of the Alabama Trucking Association.”

Mr. Filgo has more than 40 years of experience in association management and previously served as president of the Alabama Alliance of Business & Industry before becoming president of ATA in December of 1995. He is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) as awarded by the American Society of Association Executives, and a graduate of Mississippi State University and the National Institute of Organization Management at the University of Delaware.

He is a member of the American Society of the Association Executives and is past president of its state affiliate – the Alabama Council of Association Executives. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Business Council of Alabama (BCA), and is past chairman of the Region II Trucking Association Executive Council and currently serves as its Secretary.

Filgo has also received ATA’s 2015 H. Chester Webb Award for Distinguished Service, which is ATA’s highest honor for a member.