Press Release

ATA Adds Experienced Leaders to Capitol Hill Team

Sep 17, 2017

Arlington, Virginia – Today, the American Trucking Associations is pleased to announce the hiring of Ed Gilroy as the federation’s new senior vice president of legislative affairs and Jay Lim as vice president of legislative affairs.

“ATA is recognized in Washington as the most authoritative voice advocating for a pro-safety, pro-efficiency, pro-trucking agenda in Washington,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “By adding Ed and Jay to our legislative affairs staff, we are putting ATA in an even stronger position to address the changing needs of our association and our industry.  I’m delighted to have them on board.”

After more than 15 years as director of workforce policy for the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Gilroy returns to ATA where he served in a number of legislative affairs roles including as vice president.

“My time on the Hill and at ATA has given me a deep appreciation for the work the trucking industry does and the challenges it faces, and I’m happy to be back to help move their agenda forward,” Gilroy said.

Lim comes to ATA after several years working for Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and for the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“In my time in the Senate, I’ve had the opportunity to work on several trucking-related issues.  I’m pleased to be joining the ATA team to continue working on those issues and serving this tremendous industry,” said Lim.

“Over the past year, we have worked to reshape our legislative affairs team while still delivering the advocacy wins our members deserve,” said ATA Executive Vice President of Advocacy Bill Sullivan. “I am pleased that Jay and Ed will be joining our team and look forward to celebrating many more victories with them in the months and years to come.”

Gilroy, an Alexandria, Virginia resident, holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs from the University of Southern California. Lim has an undergraduate and law degree from Georgetown University and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and resides in Vienna, Virginia.

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