Monday, October 05, 2020

Dylan Powell joins ATA as a fall intern

The Alabama Trucking Association recently introduced its Fall 2020 intern Dylan Powell of Moulton, Ala.  Dylan is a senior at Huntingdon College in Montgomery pursuing a degree in Finance with plans to graduate in December.

He attended Lawrence County High School where he was a standout in baseball and football, which led him to Huntingdon to play football for the Hawks. He lettered the past three years and also led the team in sacks last year as a linebacker. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, Huntingdon canceled its 2020 football season, which would have been his senior year.

“We’re excited to bring Dylan on board this fall,” says ATA President Mark Colson. “He has shown amazing maturity and character handling himself during his college career. On the football field, he’s a strong leader with an acute ability to read a situation quickly and react decisively and appropriately. We look forward to furthering his professional experience here at ATA. He is well-rounded and hardworking and is prepared to become a successful professional.”

Dylan interned last year at the Alabama Securities Commission working in its licensing department, and with no football this fall, he chose to take another internship to further prepare himself to enter the workforce. His future plans include finding work in financial planning and eventually start his own financial service to help rural residents better manage their personal wealth.

“Where I come from there are many folks who really don’t know a lot about personal money management,” he says. “I have seen people in my hometown, and even some of my own family members, lose life savings due to bad financial decisions that could have most likely been avoided. I want to help people do better for themselves.” 

He adds that he has always found trucking interesting since many of his family members, including his father and grandfather, have driven trucks professionally at some point in their careers. “I’m looking forward to getting to know this industry and the people who work in it,” he says.