LAS VEGAS, Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Iowa Motor Truck Association President Brenda Neville was named the 15th recipient of the American Trucking Associations' President's Trucking Association Executives Council Leadership Award during the group's annual Management Conference & Exhibition.
"Brenda is a passionate and dedicated leader for our industry," said Incoming ATA Chairman Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc. "Her work in Iowa has been an example for state association executives across the country to follow, and we are proud to see her recognized with this award."
As head of IMTA, Neville led a successful campaign to raise Iowa's gas tax, has overseen the Iowa Motor Carriers Foundation which has distributed $180,000 in scholarships to young Iowans, is an ardent supporter of ATA and works tirelessly with ATA's membership team to promote the association. She is also an annual participant in the Call on Washington program, has worked closely with LEAD ATA to develop future industry leaders and has on several occasions come to Washington to participate in ATA's state executive orientation program to help educate new state executives on how to run their association.
"Brenda has done tremendous work on our industry's behalf in Iowa and is a model state trucking executive," said Tom Whitaker, chairman of the Trucking Association Executives Council and executive director of the Kansas Motor Carriers Association. "On behalf of her peers in TAEC, I congratulate her on this well-deserved honor."
TAEC is comprised of staff executives of state trucking associations and conferences affiliated with the American Trucking Associations. TAEC serves to promote the trucking industry; contribute to the improvement of the associations and organizations established to serve the trucking industry; and advance the professional stature and capabilities of the managers and executives of such associations.
The President's TAEC Leadership Award was created in 2002 by ATA to honor a state trucking association leader and to create an enduring legacy for that leader and for the industry. The award comes with a $10,000 grant for a non-profit 501(c)(3) trucking education or research organization chosen by Neville.
"ATA's strength lies in our federation, so we are proud to now sponsor this award," said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. "Brenda is a great friend and a tremendous leader for our industry. She is more than deserving of this honor and I congratulate her on behalf of all of ATA.
Past winners of the award are: John Esparza of Texas, Kendra Hems of New York, Mike Riley of Connecticut, Rick Todd of South Carolina, George Burruss of Missouri, Karen Rasmussen of Arizona, Jim Runk of Pennsylvania, Tom Howells of Wisconsin, John Hausladen of Minnesota, Dale Hanington of Maine, Larry Davis of Ohio, Dale Bennett of Virginia, Cathy Gautreaux of Louisiana and Dave Huneryager of Tennessee.
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Trucking Moves America Forward
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SOURCE American Trucking Associations