ATA names new legislative-affairs veep

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has hired Caroline Decker as its new vp of legislative affairs. “With nearly 20 years of experience working on Capitol Hill – both as a staffer and representing the interests of transportation-- Caroline brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to ATA,” said senior vp of legislative affairs Mary Phillips. “ATA’s members can be confident in Caroline’s ability to represent them on the many critical issues facing them in Washington

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has hired Caroline Decker as its new vp of legislative affairs. “With nearly 20 years of experience working on Capitol Hill – both as a staffer and representing the interests of transportation-- Caroline brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to ATA,” said senior vp of legislative affairs Mary Phillips. “ATA’s members can be confident in Caroline’s ability to represent them on the many critical issues facing them in Washington.”

“When the opportunity arose to join an association that is so respected on Capitol Hill and around Washington, I was immediately interested,” Decker said. “From my earliest experiences in Washington, I’ve seen how well- thought of the trucking industry, and ATA, is and I’m excited to become a part of that.”

Decker comes to ATA after more than eight years of handing government affairs issues for Amtrak. Prior to that, Decker was Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to former Rep. Bob Clement (D-TN.) and also represented the Tennessee Valley Authority.

She holds a Bachelor’s from Arizona State University and is active in a number of charitable organizations in the Washington area.

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