Elisabeth Barna Biography

Elisabeth Barna is Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Industry Affairs for the American Trucking Associations, the nation’s leading organization representing the interests of the trucking industry.

In this capacity, Elisabeth is responsible for ATA’s industry communications and strategy, federation relations, image and outreach advocacy and oversees ATA events and meetings. She works with the state trucking associations, the ATA membership and key ATA departments to develop initiatives to advance the overall advocacy efforts. She leads the ATA future leaders program, LEAD ATA, as well as the America’s Road Team, Share the Road, and Trucking Moves America Forward campaigns and other association image programs and advocacy initiatives.

Elisabeth brings years of trucking and legislative experience to the association. Elisabeth rejoined ATA in December of 2005, after eight years as Director of Communications at the Motor Freight Carriers Association.

Prior to joining MFCA, Elisabeth spent seven years with ATA in the Capitol Hill Office, where she was director of legislative affairs. Elisabeth also worked for the Grocery Manufacturers of American for five years, focusing on state legislative affairs and membership communications.

Elisabeth, a recipient of the “J.R. ‘Bob’ Halladay” Award, is on the board of directors of Truckers Against Trafficking and Trucker Buddy International. She is the secretary/treasurer for the Trucking Associations Executive Council.