Q2 Advocacy: Navigating the Political Environment to Advance Trucking Industry Priorities

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Q2 Advocacy: Navigating the Political Environment to Advance Trucking Industry Priorities

Webinar Description:   

Against the backdrop of a dysfunctional Congress and a contentious election season, the trucking industry must be prepared to seize opportunities to advance our priorities. Please join ATA’s Chief Advocacy & Public Affairs Officer Ed Gilroy and members of ATA’s advocacy team for an in-depth discussion on how our industry can successfully navigate this challenging political environment.  A brief question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. 

Topics will include:

  • Finding Opportunity in a Bumpy 118th Congress; 
  • Ways the Biden Administration Has Shaken Up Regulatory Affairs;  
  • It’s (Somewhat) Electric! – Testifying in Front of Congress;
  • Winning and #WIMMING with Shoe-Leather Lobbying; and 
  • The Evolving 2024 Election Landscape.


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About the Presenters:

Edwin Gilroy, ATA’s Chief Advocacy & Public Affairs Officer 

Ed Gilroy is the Chief Advocacy and Public Affairs Officer of the American Trucking Association, the nation’s leading organization representing the interests of the trucking industry. 

Named Chief Advocacy and Public Affairs Officer in 2024, Gilroy leads ATA’s efforts to advance a pro-trucking, pro-safety, pro-efficiency agenda on Capitol Hill, before federal regulators and in state capitals around the country. 

Gilroy was previously ATA's Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs, returning to ATA in 2017 after having worked for the Federation earlier in his career. 

Beyond his time with ATA, Gilroy has extensive experience on Capitol Hill, including as director of workforce policy for Republicans on the House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor. Gilroy also has worked as a professional staffer for the committee, as well as for Rep. Rod Chandler (R- Washington).

Gilroy also worked for the National Association of Manufacturers and the Equitable Life Assurance Society during his career.

Gilroy has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California.


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