American Trucking Associations announced several promotions to the Association's senior staff, including Bob Costello and Elisabeth Barna.
Effective immediately, Chief Economist and Vice President Bob Costello has been promoted to senior vice president.
Elisabeth Barna, vice president of image and outreach advocacy, has been promoted to senior vice president of communications and public affairs.
Controller Rusty Duckworth has been promoted to senior vice president and controller, and vice president of human resources and operations.
Kay Perkins has been promoted to senior vice president, human resources and operations.
"ATA has a talented group of staff dedicated to the priorities and success of our members and the overall trucking industry," Graves said. "The promotion of these individuals is well-deserved and a reflection of their success in their respective positions and commitment to our vital industry."
Costello has been with ATA since 1997, and manages all of ATA’s collection, analysis and dissemination of trucking economic information, as well as conducting economic analyses of proposed regulations and legislation affecting the trucking industry.
Barna rejoined ATA in 2005 and has more than 23 years in the trucking industry. She leads ATA’s image and outreach efforts, including the America’s Road Team and Share the Road programs, as well as the new industry-wide image movement, Trucking Moves America Forward. As part of her promotion, she will manage ATA’s communications and public affairs strategy.
Duckworth has been with ATA since 1999, and manages all of ATA’s finance operations, including ATA’s investment portfolio.
Perkins has been with ATA since 1998 and is responsible for all human resource functions and building operations, as well as having oversight for the association’s real estate.