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January 10, 2014 10:30 AM, EST
ATA Taps Dave Osiecki to be Top Lobbyist
Steven Purcell for Transport Topics

American Trucking Associations has appointed Dave Osiecki to be its top lobbyist and lead its government affairs office after the departure of Mary Phillips.

Osiecki also is senior vice president of policy and regulatory affairs for ATA, a position he will retain, the federation said Jan. 10.

“Dave Osiecki has been a stalwart for the trucking industry since coming to ATA in 1996,” ATA President Bill Graves said in a statement. “His work leading ATA’s policy and regulatory affairs team has been exemplary, and given an evermore complex web of issues our industry is confronted with, it only makes sense to bring our policy and legislative groups together to improve efficiency and coordination.”

Phillips left ATA on Jan. 7, saying she would return to the private consulting she was doing before taking the ATA job. She said she would consult for ATA after leaving.

Osiecki has worked for ATA for 18 years in a variety of positions, the group said.

“I’m excited and look forward to this new challenge,” he said in the statement. “It provides me with a greater opportunity to lead, learn and grow within this great organization.”