American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear has announced that Rusty Duckworth has been promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer.
“Part of our mission is to return value for the investment our members make when they join ATA,” Spear said. “Rusty has been an excellent steward of ATA’s budget and finances in several roles with the organisation, and I’m pleased that he will serve as our new CFO.”
Duckworth has worked for ATA since 1999 in a variety of roles in the accounting and finance department, most recently as Senior Vice President and Controller.
“It is an honour to work not just with the ATA staff, but on behalf of this tremendous industry,” Duckworth said. “I appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve both ATA and our membership as a part of the new leadership team.”
Duckworth is the fifth member of the new leadership team Spear has assembled at ATA. He joins COO and Executive Vice President of Industry Affairs Elisabeth Barna, and Executive Vice Presidents Bill Sullivan (advocacy) and Sue Hensley (communications and public affairs) who joined the organisation in August. General Counsel Jennifer Hall also started in her new role last week.
“I’m pleased that with Rusty in his new role, we now have a complete management team that is ready to strongly position ATA for the future,” Spear said.