Alberta association welcomes four new staffers

ROCKY VIEW, AB – The Alberta Motor Transport Association has replaced two administrators, and expanded its staff with two new injury reduction and training (IRT) coordinators.

Michael Payton joins as IRT coordinator for Southern Alberta. He brings over 10 years increasingly responsible experience in transportation, firefighting and law enforcement. Michael also has a considerably experience in operating heavy duty and trucking equipment.

Michelle Spacil is the association’s new IRT coordinator for Northern Alberta, with 12 years of health and safety experience in the construction sector. She holds numerous safety certificates and designations, including Certificate of Recognition (COR) for management.

In their new roles, Payton and Spacil will work closely with fleets in their respective regions, raising awareness of AMTA’s training services, and health and safety programs. They will manage regional meetings and guide industry members to the best source of information on legislation and compliance matters. Researching and evaluating new product and service opportunities will also be part of their roles.

In addition, two administrative positions are filled, replacing posts that were vacated last year.

Ophelia Ijeh joined AMTA at the beginning of 2015 to fill the position of executive assistant in the Calgary office. She will work closely with the executive director and be the primary point of contact on administrative matters between the executive director, the senior management team as well as the board of directors. In her role, she will also coordinate a variety of special projects.

Travis Dugal has joined AMTA’s Edmonton office as administrative assistant, where he will provide support to the growing IRT department. He comes to the AMTA from a large resource mining company in British Columbia, where he worked in human resources.


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