ATA Promotes Trucking Safety and Legal Experts

Jan 11, 2010, 12:41 ET from American Trucking Associations

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations (ATA) this week promoted three of its industry experts -- David Osiecki, Robert Digges and Prasad Sharma - to policy, regulatory and legal positions.

"I want to congratulate these highly qualified individuals," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "Their experience and expertise will serve them well in their new positions, benefiting our members and working for the greater good of the trucking industry."

ATA promoted David Osiecki to Senior Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs. He will lead all ATA policy and regulatory teams. Osiecki had been serving as Vice President for Safety, Security and Operations. He was instrumental in working with the ATA-member Safety Task Force to develop a progressive, 18-point agenda to further improve safety on our nation's highways. Osiecki also represents ATA on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. He has been with ATA since 1996. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and has a Masters Degree from George Mason University.

In addition, ATA promoted Robert Digges to ATA's Chief Counsel. Digges had been serving as Vice President of Law and Deputy General Counsel and was in charge of ATA's litigation center. He has been with ATA for 25 years, and has been involved in significant appellate work on behalf of ATA. He has argued cases in the United States Supreme Court; two United States Courts of Appeal; six state supreme courts; and dozens of lower federal and state courts. Of note, Digges presides over ATA's litigation with the Port of Los Angeles. He received his J.D. degree from the West Virginia University School of Law and also holds an undergraduate degree in accounting from West Virginia University.

ATA also promoted Prasad Sharma to Vice President and Deputy Chief Counsel. Sharma had been serving as Vice President and Administrative Counsel. Sharma has significant experience providing counsel to ATA's business operations and administering a highway security program. He received his J.D. from the Emory University School of Law.

The American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of other trucking groups, industry-related conferences, and its 50 affiliated state trucking associations, ATA represents more than 37,000 members covering every type of motor carrier in the United States.

SOURCE American Trucking Associations