LEAD ATA Overview
Since 1933, trucking executives across the country have joined the American Trucking Associations to represent our industry to lawmakers and regulators, as well as to enhance their companies’ efficiency and profitability.
LEAD ATA participants will gain real-world experience and in-depth industry insights not available through any other program. By selecting a diverse group of candidates, this program will represent the many different segments, regions, and fleet sizes that make up our industry.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE LEAD ATA CLASS OF 2024 ARE OPEN!
All applicants must be an employee of a current ATA Motor Carrier or Allied Member in good standing with the association.
- Tuition: The cost of tuition is $950 with payment due in full prior to ATA’s Management Conference & Exhibition.
- Participant Costs: Participants will be responsible for their own travel costs including airfare and lodging.
What's Included? LEAD ATA will cover the cost of most meals while attending classes, as well as frequent receptions and off-site activities. LEAD ATA will cover all registration fees associated with the program (including MC&E and Mid-Year Management Session) during the year you are enrolled.
The LEAD ATA class is comprised of candidates selected from a diverse group of ATA Motor Carrier Members, ATA Moving and Storage Members, and ATA Allied Members.
All selections will be made in August by the LEAD ATA Selection Committee. Consideration will be given to ensuring that the diversity of our industry will be represented, whether that covers, transportation segment, fleet size, region, etc.
In order to graduate, the four core meetings are mandatory. In the event that someone cannot attend a required meeting, they will be given the opportunity to make up that class the following year.
The application deadline is August 1, 2023. Selected candidates will be notified no later than September 1, 2023.
2023 LEAD ATA Class Roster
|Jeremy Carmichael||Ruan Transportation Management Systems|
|Kyle Check||Pressure Systems International|
|Madison Conway||DDC Freight Process Outsourcing|
|Tyler Damazo||PGT Trucking|
|Monika Darwish||Kodiak Robotics|
|Carson Davidenko||FedEx Freight|
|Kelsey Gibson||Covenant Transport|
|Mitchell Giesey||FedEx Ground|
|Johnathan Gong||Youngs Commercial Transfer|
|Issa "Isaac" Issa||Legacy Express Trucking Inc.|
|Meredith O. Priestley||Cargo Transporters, Inc.|
|Grant Russo||Cummins, Inc.|
|Amanda Schuier||Jetco Delivery|
|William Usher III||Usher Transport Inc|
|John Waters||Werner Enterprises|
|Sabrina Williams||J&M Tank Lines, Inc|