AMTA picks new leader

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CALGARY, Alta. – The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) has looked within its own ranks to find a new executive director.

Mayne Root, formerly manager of compliance and regulatory affairs with the association has been named the group’s new leader. He’s filled the role on an interim basis since February, following the release of former executive director Kim Royal.

Root says that “even though the AMTA has gone through some tough times, we also have enormous potential for growth right now. I’m excited about the future of the AMTA – we’ll come out of this stronger and better than ever.”

The association faced pressure to hire from within its own organization at its recent annual general meeting and conference.

At the same meeting, outgoing AMTA president Wayne Pedersen credited Root and the other association staff for keeping the association afloat during recently challenging times.

As a result of the appointment, the AMTA is now searching for a new manager of compliance and regulatory affairs.

In other news, John Tessier, advisor of injury reduction and training has accepted the position of manager, injury reduction and training.

He’s been with the association for more than 10 years and boasts 40 years of health, safety and injury reduction experience.

Tessier was recently the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award presented by the National Association of Safety Professionals.

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