Jana Jarvis is the new president of the Oregon Trucking Associations, the Portland-based group announced Feb. 18.
A public affairs and lobbying executive, Jarvis began her duties Feb. 16, when she replaced Bob Russell, who had been the group’s interim leader since the November departure of Debra Dunn.
Her previous job was as president of Paladin Public Affairs in Tualatin, Oregon. Paladin concentrates on state and local issues such as tax policy, land use, environmental quality, transportation, natural resources, real estate and manufacturing, the OTA statement said.
“Jana’s impressive advocacy and member-development background will be a true asset as OTA moves into our next phase,” said OTA Chairman Mike Boyd, western regional sales manager at R.H. Sheppard Co.
The OTA statement said her first major assignment will be the Oregon legislative session now under way in the state capital of Salem.
“Trucking here in Oregon and across the country is poised for a number of challenges and changes, and I look forward to being a part of the team that will help shape the future of the industry,” Jarvis said.