ATA Names New Chief Financial Officer
In an industry where costs can pile up quickly and hinder growth if not managed properly, having proper financial management is everything. This is why the largest and most well-known groups in the field rely on high-ranking financial experts who understand their field and the trucking industry as a whole.
Recently American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear announced that Rusty Duckworth would be promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Duckworth has been with ATA since 1999, serving a variety of roles related to accounting and finance. He was most recently employed as senior vice president and controller.
Spear said: “Part of our mission is to return value for the investment our members make when they join ATA. Rusty has been an excellent steward of ATA’s budget and finances in several roles with the organization, and I’m pleased that he will serve as our new CFO. I’m pleased that with Rusty in his new role, we now have a complete management team that is ready to strongly position ATA for the future.”
Duckworth commented on the promotion, saying: “It is an honor to work not just with the ATA staff but on behalf of this tremendous industry. I appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve both ATA and our membership as a part of the new leadership team.”
Duckworth, a CPA with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, serves as the fifth member of Spear’s new leadership team for ATA. Other members include ATA veteran employee Elisabeth Barna as Chief Operating Officer, Sue Hensley as Executive Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, Jennifer Hall as general counsel, and Bill Sullivan as Executive Vice President of Advocacy.