December 14, 2022

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ATRI Announces 2023-2024 Research Advisory Committee Members


Washington, DC – The American Transportation Research Institute today released the names of those individuals appointed by the ATRI Board of Directors to serve on the 2023-2024 Research Advisory Committee (RAC). Among other activities, ATRI’s RAC is responsible for annually identifying the top research priorities for the trucking industry.  RAC members represent a diverse cross-section of trucking industry stakeholders including motor carriers, industry suppliers, commercial drivers, shippers, law enforcement, academia and government. 


Mr. Ben Banks, Vice President of Operations for TCW, Inc. was appointed to serve as Chair of the RAC. The 2023-2024 ATRI Research Advisory Committee members are:


Colin Abernathy         

Director of Performance and Analytics

Groendyke Transport, Inc.


Brent Allred

Transportation Practice Leader & Managing Director

Higginbotham Transportation Services


Andrew Andrusko

Statewide Freight Planning Director

Minnesota Department of Transportation


Renee Bowen


Franklin & Prokopik, P.C.


Tony Bradley

President & CEO

Arizona Trucking Association


Michael Bray

Chief Commercial Officer

Platform Science


Joyce Brenny

President & CEO

Brenny Transportation, Inc.


Bree Bryant

Vice President of Safety

Eagle Transport Corp.


Mark Colson

President & CEO

Alabama Trucking Association


Mark Doughty

President and CEO

PrePass Safety Alliance


Steve Fields

America’s Road Team Captain



Rob Haddock

Group Director, Planning and Logistics

Coca-Cola North America


Evangelos Kaiser

Director, Freight Mobility Research Institute

Florida Atlantic University


Jackie Kelly

Senior Federal Affairs Representative

FedEx Corp.


Mike Ludwick

Chief Administrative Officer

Bison Transport


Ken Marko

Fleet Sustainability Senior Manager

US Foods


Andrew Mills

Vice President of Operations

TrueNorth Companies

Andrew Owens

CEO – Manager

A&M Transport


Andrew Petrofsky

Vice President

J&M Tank Lines


Dustin Ragon

Lieutenant, Commercial Carrier Enforcement

Wyoming Highway Patrol


Jose Samperio

Executive Director, End-User Sales

Cummins Inc.


Jon Samson

Executive Director, Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference

American Trucking Associations


Amanda Schuier

Director of Employee Engagement

Jetco Delivery


Andrea Serra

Senior Enterprise Product Manager

CH Robinson


Kimberly Skelton

Senior Manager, Consumer Insights

Pilot Flying J


Mike Stapleton

Vice President of Industry Relations

ISAAC Instruments


Kerry Stritt

Vice President Fleet Services

Southeastern Freight Lines


Daniel Studdard

Principal Planner, Transportation Access and Mobility Division

Atlanta Regional Commission


Heather Sykes

Director of the Office of Supply Chain, Professional, and Business Services

U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration


Gregg Troin


PGT Trucking


Stephen Truono

EVP and Chief Risk Officer

NFI Industries


Connie Vaughn

Manager, Government Relations

McKee Foods


Tom Weakley

Director of Operations

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Foundation

“ATRI’s RAC members serve a critical role in identifying and prioritizing the trucking industry’s top research needs. We congratulate all those appointed by the ATRI Board to serve in this important role and look forward to working with them,” said ATRI President Rebecca Brewster
ATRI is the trucking industry’s 501c3 not-for-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation’s essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.
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