ATA extends President and CEO Chris Spear’s contract through 2029

Transportation Transitions: ATA president and CEO’s contract extended

May 31, 2024
The board of directors voted to extend Chris Spear’s contract through 2029.

ATA extends President and CEO Chris Spear’s contract through 2029 

The American Trucking Associations’ board of directors recently voted unanimously to extend the contract of ATA President and CEO Chris Spear through 2029. The extension adds to the five-year contract Spear signed in 2021 and was announced at the conclusion of ATA’s Mid-Year Management Session in San Antonio.

"Thanks to the strong leadership of Chris Spear, the stature and effectiveness of ATA is at its highest point," said American Trucking Associations Chairman Andrew Boyle, co-president of Boyle Transportation. "Regardless of the political landscape, Chris secures advocacy wins on behalf of our members. He’s a strategic thinker and acts with a great sense of urgency. He and the talented team he’s assembled ensure that the trucking industry has the backing we need to deliver for our economy and the American people. We are thrilled that Chris will continue to lead ATA to even greater success in the years ahead."

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Since 2016, Spear has served as the ATA's ninth president and CEO. During his tenure, Spear has advanced policy priorities for ATA, including federal infrastructure investment, lawsuit abuse reform, interstate commerce protections, and the defeat of truck-only tolling schemes.  

"I'm grateful for the confidence and support of the ATA board, and I'm excited to tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead," Spear said. "Trucking is the heartbeat of this nation, and it is my honor to serve this incredible industry. I look forward to putting more wins on the board for ATA and our valued members." 

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