Speakers

Katie Boyd Britt

United States Senator Alabama

Katie Boyd Britt is proud to champion hardworking families as a United States Senator for the great state of Alabama. A practicing attorney by trade, Katie is a graduate of the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama School of Law. She previously served as the chief of staff to Alabama’s then-senior U.S. Senator and has served on numerous boards and committees. She is committed to fighting tirelessly to preserve the American Dream.

Chris Spear

Chief Executive Officer American Trucking Associations

Chris Spear is President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, the nation's leading organization representing the interests of the trucking industry. As president and CEO, Chris leads ATA's efforts to advocate and educate on behalf of the trucking industry.

Lindsey Trent

Co-Founder and President Next Generation in Trucking Association

Lindsey Trent is the Co-Founder and President of the Next Generation in Trucking Association, a non-profit trade association with the mission to promote trucking as a positive career field and create trucking programs while encouraging training and employment of young people in the rucking industry; and connecting them to training and employment opportunities. She is passionate about introducing young people to trucking.

Gary Weaver

Regional Director of Workforce and Economic Development Alabama Community College System

Gary Weaver is Regional Director of Workforce and Economic Development for the Alabama Community College System where he provides value-added services and support to its Central and North Alabama Workforce and Career & Technical Education leaders. He started his career with the ACCS in September 2017.​ Gary desires to build relationships so positive impacts and results may occur for people and businesses.

Kimble Coaker

CEO & Fund Administrator Alliance Interstate Risk Services (ATA Comp Fund)

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

President & CEO Alabama Trucking Association

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.

Chris Cooper

CEO Boyd Companies

In 2022, Alabama Trucking made history as Boyd Bros. Transportation CEO Chris Cooper became the inaugural third-generation ATA Chairman of the Board, succeeding his mother Gail Cooper and his late grandfather Dempsey Boyd. Since joining the family enterprise in 1999, he has actively contributed to various boards and committees within the Association and the ATA Comp Fund.

Tim Frazier

Vice President of Safety & Compliance Alabama Trucking Association

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.

Tommy Neely

President Ross Neely Systems, Inc.

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.

Clinton Seymour

Southern Regional Field Administrator Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Clinton Seymour is the Alabama's Field Administrator for the FMCSA. 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.

Joe Black

Director of Sales McGriff Tire Co.

Joe Black started working in a family trucking business while in college at Athens State and now is one of the most prominent figures in Alabama's tire and trucking industry having worked with McGriff Tire for more than 30 years. He is a graduate of the Alabama Military Academy and served 17 years in the Alabama Army National Guard as Company Commander and Staff Officer.

Jake Davis

Alabama Division Administrator Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Jake Davis is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Alabama Division Administrator, promoting commercial motor vehicle safety in the State of Alabama. During his 20+ years with the FMCSA, he has served in various positions with FMCSA as a safety investigator in Alabama, Federal Programs Manager in Florida, and State Programs Manager in Alabama.