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ATA names Duckworth new CFO


ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named Rusty Duckworth as its new chief financial officer.

ATA president and CEO Chris Spear made the announcement Sept. 12, with Spear saying part of their mission is to return value for the investment its members make when joining the ATA.

“Rusty has been an excellent steward of ATA’s budget and finances in several roles with the organization,” Spear said, “and I’m pleased that he will serve as our new CFO.”

Duckworth has been with the ATA since 1999, filling a variety of roles in the accounting and finance department, most recently as vice-president and controller. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland and was licensed as a certified public accountant in 2002.

Duckworth is the fifth member of the new leadership team Spear has assembled, joining Elisabeth Barna, COO and executive vice-president of industry affairs, executive vice-presidents Bill Sullivan (advocacy) and Sue Hensley (communications and public affairs) and Jennifer Hall, general counsel.

“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.”

“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 added.

Spear is scheduled to outline his vision for the ATA’s future during his first ‘state of the industry’ address in Las Vegas at the Management Conference and Exhibition, which runs from Oct. 1-4.


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