ATA names new senior leadership team

July 27, 2016

American Trucking Associations President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Spear announced the federation has named four individuals to senior leadership positions within the organization.

The new members of ATA’s senior leadership team are:

• Elisabeth Barna, chief operating officer and executive vice-president of industry affairs

• Jennifer Hall, general counsel and executive vice-president of legal affairs

• Sue Hensley, executive vice-president of communications and public affairs

• Bill Sullivan, executive vice-president of advocacy

Barna, a trucking industry veteran, with nearly 20 years at ATA, most recently as senior vice-president of communications & public affairs and eight at the Motor Freight Carriers Association, has already started in her role.

Hall was most recently the general counsel and deputy staff director for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, but also has extensive experience in the executive branch, including the Department of Homeland Security, and private sector. She will begin at ATA on September 3.

Hensley comes to ATA from the National Restaurant Association where she was senior vice-president for public affairs and communications. Previously, Hensley served as deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Labor, associate administrator for the Small Business Administration and House and Senate communications director for former Senator Tim Hutchinson (R-AR). She will start at ATA on August 15.

Sullivan joins ATA after serving most recently as legislative director for Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) and previous tours at the Department of Justice and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN). Sullivan’s first day at ATA will be August 15.

Additional leadership appointments will be made in the coming weeks as ATA continues to transition under Spear’s leadership.