Press Release

ATA Announces Senior Staff Promotions

Jan 22, 2024

Washington –  Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear announced that ATA has promoted two longtime staffers to senior positions in the organization’s advocacy arm.  
Ed Gilroy has been promoted to chief advocacy and public affairs officer. Since 2017, Gilroy has led ATA’s Capitol Hill office, overseeing the association’s legislative team and strategy. Henry Hanscom will now step into that position with his promotion to senior vice president of legislative affairs.   
Gilroy succeeds Bill Sullivan, who, after leading the association’s advocacy efforts for nearly eight years, announced he will depart ATA in the coming weeks.
“As the head of our advocacy team for over seven years, Bill's contributions to ATA have been immense,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “Ed and Henry have been vital members of the ATA advocacy team throughout my entire tenure, and I’m pleased to see them grow into these new roles and look forward to working with them to continue ATA’s run of success on behalf of our members and the trucking industry.”  
Prior to ATA, Gilroy worked on Capitol Hill as the director of workforce policy for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor and as the legislative director for Rep. Rod Chandler (R-Washington). Gilroy has a degree from the University of Southern California.
“I appreciate the confidence that Chris and ATA leadership have placed in me, and I am excited to take on this new role advocating for this great industry and delivering the results our members have come to expect,” Gilroy said.  
Hanscom joined ATA in 2013 as manager of legislative affairs and has seen his role steadily grow ever since. Prior to ATA, he was a professional staffer for Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine). Hanscom has a degree from Colgate University.  
“I am excited to lead ATA’s legislative operation and look forward to advancing a pro-trucking, pro-growth, pro-safety agenda on Capitol Hill and delivering more victories for our members, regardless of the political environment,” Hanscom said.