The board of directors of American Trucking Associations recently elected Sherri Garner-Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Transportation Group, as the 76th chair of the association.
Garner-Brumbaugh is not only the second woman to be elected to the role of chair, she is also a legacy — her father, Vern Garner, led the board from 2002-2003.
“I am humbled and honored to be chosen by my fellow truckers to be chair of ATA,” said Garner-Brumbaugh. “Despite the unprecedented challenges we face, I look forward to representing ATA and telling the country just how important and essential our industry is. The past seven months have shown just how much our country relies on trucking, and that is a message I want to shout loudly and proudly as your chair.”
Garner-Brumbaugh succeeds Randy Guillot, president of Triple G Express Inc. and Southeastern Motor Freight Inc. In addition to her work with ATA, she has been active with the Ohio Trucking Association, Truckload Carriers Association, Truckers Against Trafficking and Wreaths Across America.
“Sherri has been tireless booster of trucking, not just in Ohio, but across the country,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “As a second-generation trucker and ATA leader, she has deep roots in our industry and association, and I congratulate her on this honor.”
The board also elected Harold Sumerford Jr., CEO of J&M Tank Lines Inc., as ATA first vice chairman and Dan Van Alstine, president and COO of Ruan Transportation Management Systems, as ATA second vice chairman. In addition, the board named Andrew Boyle, co-president of Boyle Transportation, and Darren Hawkins, CEO of YRC Worldwide Inc., as ATA vice chairmen. John M. Smith, chairman of Admiralty Holdings Inc., and John A. Smith, president and CEO of FedEx Freight, were re-elected as secretary and treasurer, respectively.