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ATA Names Rusty Duckworth as New CFO


Contact: Sean McNally

September 12, 2016



ATA Names Rusty Duckworth as New CFO

Longtime Association Team Member Promoted to Senior Leadership Role


Arlington, Va. – American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear today 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 organization, 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 honor 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 organization in August.  General Counsel Jennifer Hall also started in her new role last week.


Duckworth earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland, and in 2002 was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.


“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.


Spear is scheduled to outline his vision for the future of the ATA during his first “State of the Industry” address at the Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, which runs from October 1-4.


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