The US Department of Defense's Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve agency honored Bill Wanamaker, American Trucking Associations director of government traffic and security operations, with the Seven Seals Award recently.
“The Seven Seals Award is the only Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve award that bridges both the employer and ESGR volunteer recognition awards program,” said Tom Bullock, ESGR chief of employer outreach. “It was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide significant achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission.”
Wanamaker has managed ATA government traffic efforts since 2000. Before that, he was senior lobbyist for the Helicopter Association International and worked on Capitol Hill.
“National Guard and Reserve service members have never been deployed in such a continuous and arduous engagement to protect the United States as they have been for the past decade,” Wanamaker said. “Our industry needs many thousands of employees that possess the work ethic and discipline that is common among the best fighting force the world has ever known. I am honored by ESGR's recognition, and privileged to work for an organization and an industry that supports these valiant men and women. They have served; now it's our job to employ them.”