Mark Colson is a trucker – and proud of it. Since taking the reins of Alabama Trucking Association in June 2019, he worked tirelessly to share the news of Alabama Trucking’s vibrancy delivering more than 80 percent of all goods rolling into and out of the state while providing 1 in 15 jobs to its citizens.
Mark’s passion is sharing the amazing stories of the hundreds of thousands of dedicated men and women who work hard every day to safely provide the wheels of Alabama’s economy. He also works to let everyone know that a career in trucking is a wonderful opportunity for job seekers from all walks of life. Mark likes to say, “If you see it, it came from a trucker.”
As Alabama’s top executive for trucking, he travels across the state building relationships that grow and foster the industry’s mission while enhancing its public image from the truck cab to the shop floor to the corner office. He also works closely with policymakers in Montgomery and Washington D.C. to ensure they understand the important part trucking plays in Alabama’s economy and its impact on the daily lives of all Alabamians.
Prior to leading the Alabama Trucking Association, Mark advocated for Alabama’s business community serving various leadership roles at the Business Council of Alabama (BCA), Alabama’s state chamber of commerce, including Interim President, Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs, and Chief of Staff
He’s a graduate of Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala. Forever a Hawk, he is a member of the Huntingdon College Board of Trustees and was recently inducted into the Huntingdon Athletics Hall of Fame (football). He also holds an MBA from Troy University and is a member of the board of directors for the United Methodist Children’s Home. He, his wife, Cody, and their daughter Liv attend First United Methodist Church in Montgomery.