The California Trucking Association announced the selection of  industry veteran Shawn Yadon as its new chief executive officer.

A 24-year veteran of the corporate government affairs field, Yadon spent 19 years with FedEx including 11 years as the company’s chief government affairs representative in the western U.S and two years leading Northern California trucking and air operations units as senior manager of ground and ramp operations.

During his tenure at FedEx, he was the key representative to the California Air Resources Board and the South Coast Air Quality Management District. He also participated in the development of California policy as a member of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Intermodal Goods Movement Advisory Panel.
Yadon was named CEO following a six-month nationwide search led by CTA Transition Committee Chair Richard Coyle. He will officially begin his tenure on Jan. 2, 2014. He succeeds Mike Campbell who retires on Dec. 30, 2013, following eight years as CEO.