Josh Vaughn

Director of Advocacy & Marketing Advocacy, Marketing, Lobbying


Joshua Vaughn joined ATA on February 1, 2024, as Director of Advocacy and Marketing. As an 11-year veteran of the Business Council of Alabama, Vaughn played a pivotal role in communicating with and advocating for Alabama’s diverse business community. He brings those skills and experiences to Alabama’s trucking industry.

Under the leadership of Alabama Trucking Association President and CEO Mark Colson, the association plans to utilize Vaughn’s extensive experience and knowledge to enhance and grow its brand messaging, membership engagement, strategic partnerships, and state and federal advocacy.

“Josh is one of those unique individuals with incredible creative abilities and dynamic interpersonal skills,” said Colson. “We have a strong and dedicated team of seasoned professionals at Alabama Trucking passionate about serving our members. Today, that team just got even stronger. Josh is prepared to enhance our organization’s aggressive strategic plan which drives solutions for the issues facing the trucking industry.”

“As a result of my time with BCA and my personal experience running a business, I am acutely aware of the challenges faced by hard-working Alabamians and those who employ them. I’m equally aware and compelled to share all the advantages this great state offers,” said Vaughn. “It has been an honor to serve Alabama’s business community over these, and I’m excited for this opportunity to learn about and represent one of the most important industry sectors in our state and our nation.”

Vaughn owns and operates a small business specializing in marketing and design services with a diverse client list from across the Southeast.

Vaughn was raised in Alabama, attended Hewitt-Trussville High School, and graduated from Samford University in Birmingham. He has two sons, Gaines (11), and Cavender (6) reside in Pike Road and are members of Century Church.