GIG HARBOR, Wa. — Truck Buddy International,which runs the pen pal program that connects professional drivers with elementary school students, has appointed a new executive director.
Randy Schwartzenburg, former director of national sales for the Digital Magazine Technology Division of Randall Reilly Media, has accepted the position, ending his 15 year tenure at Randall Reilly Media.
His accomplishments include founding and producing The Great American Trucking Show, eTrucker.com, America’s Traveling Truck Show and working as the associate publisher of Truckers News magazine. Schwartzenburg joined Randall Reilly Media in 1994 as the controller of the company and quickly moved in the area of managing business units. For the last six years, he has served on the board of Trucker Buddy International as its treasurer.
“I appreciate all that Randall Reilly Media has done for me throughout my career and I’m excited to become the executive director of Trucker Buddy,” Schwartzenburg said. “While serving on the board of directors, I’ve witnessed the passion for the program of our Trucker Buddies and educators and understand the importance of Trucker Buddy International within the trucking community. As with most worthwhile goals, it takes everyone working together for Trucker Buddy International to achieve the success it deserves.”
Mark Taylor, president of Trucker Buddy and a professional driver for Wal-Mart, is very enthusiastic about the appointment of Schwartzenburg. “With Randy’s history and working knowledge of the industry I’m confident we have the right person leading Trucker Buddy. Randy’s time serving TBI as an officer shows he has an understanding of the importance of the program, great enthusiasm, and will work with all the volunteers and educators to continue TBI’s mission of educating schoolchildren,” Taylor said.
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