"It is an honor and a privilege to serve as TRALA chairman over the next year. We should feel good about the accomplishments and victories that we have recently enjoyed, such as the federal repeal of vicarious liability, but there are more challenges ahead. I look forward to receiving the advice and counsel of our members as we work together to advance the interests of our industry," said McMahon during his acceptance speech.
In addition to McMahon, the TRALA Board of Directors appointed the following members as officers:
•Tom Thayer, president & CEO of Idealease, was elected vice chairman.
•Bill Hicks, president of FirstLease Inc., was elected second vice chairman.
•Steve Lawrence, president of Lawrence Leasing, was elected Secretary.
•Brian Hard, president of Penske Truck Leasing, was elected treasurer.
•Charles Sommer, president of Public Service Truck, was named immediate past chairman.
Also at the annual meeting, the following members were elected to the association's Board of Directors for a new 2008-2011 term:
•Dan Fleming, president of Fleming NationaLease.
•Brian Hogan, president of Hogan Motor Leasing Inc.
•Justin Johnston, president and COO of Suppose-U-Drive..
•Mike McMahon, president and CEO of Southeastern Leasing and Rental Company.
•Reed Murphy, president of MHC Truck Leasing.
•Tom Prohaska, region lease manager of Volvo Truck Leasing System.
•Steve Scully, president of Scully NationaLease, Fontana, Calif..
In addition, the following members were appointed to the Board of Directors to serve one-year terms for 2008-2009:
•Doug Clark, president of NationaLease.
•Terry Dubowick, director of the Mack Leasing System/Volvo Truck Leasing System.
•Bob Southern, president of Paccar Leasing (PacLease)
•David LaPalomento, vice president North American sales for International Truck and Engine Corp.
•Scott Freeman, manager of fleet sales for Mack Trucks.
•John Sczesny, manager field sales and marketing for Eaton.