PrePass Safety Alliance (formerly Help Inc.), the non-profit provider of PrePass weigh station bypass and toll payment services, has appointed Mark Doughty as president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2020. He succeeds Karen Rasmussen, who retired as CEO at the end of 2019 after seven years at the helm of the organization. 

Doughty has an extensive business background, including over a decade as president of a transportation company and several years as COO of a company that provided services related to independent contractors.

Mark Doughty

Mark Doughty

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He had a lengthy career in consumer banking before working in transportation. He joined the Alliance in 2013 as its COO and was promoted to vice president and COO in 2015 and promoted to president and COO in 2017.

Following Rasmussen’s retirement decision, the Alliance board of directors voted unanimously to appoint Doughty as her successor. In addition to his new role, Doughty currently represents PrePass Safety Alliance on the board and executive committee of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, where he also chairs the ITS America Governance Committee.

Doughty also serves both on the board and on the executive committee of the Arizona Trucking Association, and as a member of ATA policy committees governing technology and autonomous vehicles.

Rasmussen, who will remain with the Alliance over a period of time to assist with leadership transition, said: “I’ve known Mark Doughty almost 15 years and have had the opportunity to work with him in trucking and truck safety nearly that entire time. There is no individual better prepared to step into my shoes and to take PrePass Safety Alliance into the exciting future it has ahead.”