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American Trucking Assn. Renews Chris Spear’s Contract

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) recently announced that the federation’s board of directors has voted to renew the contract for association president and CEO Chris Spear for an additional five-year term. Since becoming president and CEO in July 2016, Spear has achieved a record of success in advocating on behalf of the industry both in the legislative and regulatory arena, and has dramatically increased the visibility of the organization. Spear has been a vocal advocate on Capitol Hill and in the media on the industry’s top issues including infrastructure, lawsuit abuse and highway safety.

“Chris has proven himself as an exceptional leader of the ATA during the past five years, elevating the organization and providing tremendous vision for our industry at a critical time,” said Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, ATA chair and Garner Transportation Group president and CEO. “We look forward to how he will chart the course for the association in the years ahead.”

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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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