American Trucking Associations promoted four longtime staffers and hired a new vice president of creative services and creative director, and a new director of marketing as part of the federation’s continued retooling.

“ATA’s members count on the professional staff in Washington to be an advocate on their behalf and on behalf of the industry,” said Chris Spear. ATA president and CEO. “Being able to recognize and promote people – and add to our roster of first-class staff is an important part of representing this industry.”

ATA promoted four staffers – Dan Duggan, Henry Hanscom, Joe Hite and John Lynch – to new leadership positions within the association.

  • Duggan was promoted to director of sponsorships and exhibits from his previous position of manager of sponsorships and exhibits. Duggan came to ATA in 2013 and recently received his Certification in Exhibition Management.
  • Hanscom was named new vice president of legislative affairs. An ATA staffer since 2013, Hanscom has been promoted twice, starting as a manager of legislative affairs and has been since 2014 director of legislative affairs. Prior to joining ATA, Hanscom worked for Senator Olympia Snowe for eight years.
  • Hite was named new vice president of business development. He has been with ATA since 2007, working with ATA’s councils and events staff, most recently as director of event development.
  • Lynch was named new senior vice president of federation relations and industry affairs. Lynch has been with ATA since 2006 in a variety of positions, most recently as vice president of federation relations and intergovernmental affairs.

In addition to these promotions, ATA hired Tim Smith as ATA’s new vice president of creative services and creative director and Julia Grove as director of marketing.

Smith was previously an award-winning art director with the National Restaurant Association, where he spent two decades. Grove joins ATA after spending more than seven years at member company SkyBitz, where she was most recently the telematics company’s senior marketing manager.

“ATA’s members benefit greatly from the efforts of the top notch team these people belong to,” said Kevin Burch, ATA Chairman and president of Jet Express. “I’d like to thank these individuals, and the entire staff at ATA, for the work they do for us and our industry.”