The American Trucking Associations announced last week at its annual Management Conference and Exhibition it had reached an agreement on a new three-year contract with Bill Graves, the association’s president and chief executive officer.
“By retaining Governor Graves, the members of ATA are sending a strong message – that despite the challenges we face in Washington, the professional staff of ATA is doing an exemplary job of advancing the goals and interests of the trucking industry,” says Dan England, ATA chairman and chairman of Salt Lake City-based C.R. England Inc. “That starts at the top with Governor Graves, and we’re pleased that he’ll be continuing to serve as ATA’s president and CEO for the foreseeable future.”
After serving two terms as governor of Kansas, Graves started with ATA in 2003. “One key part of effective leadership is consistency,” said Barbara Windsor, immediate past chairman of ATA and president and CEO of Hahn Transportation Inc., based in New Market, Md. “With this multiyear commitment, ATA ensures that we will have strong, consistent and effective representation in Washington, and I couldn’t be happier to get this done as one of my final acts as ATA chairman.”