CVSA Announces New Officers
September 22, 2013
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced its officers for the 2013-2014 term. The transition took place during the CVSA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Denver, Co.
2013-2014 CVSA officers: Capt. Jay Thompsonof the Arkansas Highway Police is CVSA secretary (on left); Capt. William "Bill" Reese of the Idaho State Police (center) is CVSA vice president; and Sgt.Tom Fuller of the New York State Police is CVSA president.
Sgt. Thomas Fuller of the New York State Police became CVSA president, and Capt. William Reese from the Idaho State Police moved into the CVSA vice president position. Capt. Jay Thompson of the Arkansas Highway Police was elected by the membership to be the new CVSA secretary.
CVSA’s newly elected Secretary Jay Thompson has been a law enforcement officer in Arkansas for 23 years. His first CVSA experience was in 2003, when he competed in the North American Inspectors Competition and was awarded the John Youngblood Award of Excellence in Columbus, Ohio. He has also served as Region II President for COHMED, CVSA Region II President and CVSA Size & Weight Committee chair.
Thomas Fuller previously served as the CVSA vice president for 2012-2013. He has been with the New York State Police for 26 years. In 1998, he became the MCSAP Inspector with the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit, and since 2003, he has been the program administrator of the Hazmat, Radiological and Technology Program. Sergeant Fuller also is an associate staff instructor for the FMCSA National Training Center, a Radiological Interdiction instructor for U.S. Department of Homeland Security and one of nine national Level VI instructors. Fuller also served as chair of the CVSA’s COHMED program.
William Reese previously served as CVSA secretary-treasurer for 2012-2013. He has been with the Idaho State Police since 1986. After serving as the CVS sergeant and lieutenant, he was promoted to CVS captain in 2010. As division commander, Captain Reese is responsible for Idaho’s commercial vehicle safety and hazardous materials inspection and response programs. From 1995-2003, he also served as an associate staff member of the FMCSA National Training Center. He previously also served as chair of the CVSA’s COHMED program.