Press Release

ATA Adds to Legislative Affairs Staff

May 02, 2023


Washington – Today, the American Trucking Associations announced that the federation has made key additions to its legislative affairs staff.

The nation’s leading trucking industry group said it has hired Sean Garcia as director of legislative affairs, and Abbey Schroeder as grassroots program manager.

“Our industry never stops, and the federal issues affecting trucking don’t either.  ATA is excited to add to its capabilities to deliver for our members and the trucking industry,” said ATA Executive Vice President of Advocacy Bill Sullivan. “Because of our reputation as an honest and constructive partner to policymakers and stakeholders, we are able to attract high-quality talent like Sean and Abbey.”

Garcia comes to ATA from the office of Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Washington), where he was intimately involved in transportation and infrastructure issues. Prior to that, he has a long track record of infrastructure-related advocacy work at a number of trade associations including the American Public Works Association and American Water Works Association. Garcia has degrees from the University of Portland and George Washington University.

Schroeder joins ATA from the National Republican Congressional Committee, where she was a finance operations coordinator. In addition, she worked as a legislative analyst at the Williams & Jensen law firm and has experience as a legislative staffer in both the House and Senate. Schroeder has degrees from Arizona State University.

“Our Hill team continues to do great work in representing ATA and the trucking industry,” said Ed Gilroy, ATA senior vice president of legislative affairs. “We’re lucky to be able to add Abbey and Sean to our team and are excited to begin working with them.”