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Scott Smith

Scott is CEO and co-founder of P & S Transportation, Inc., headquartered in Birmingham, AL. He graduated Cum Laude from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Transportation. Scott worked for Boyd Brothers Transportation, Inc. for a total of five years. Scott was serving as Birmingham Terminal Manager at the time of his departure from Boyd Brothers. He worked for Deaton, Inc. for six years and served as Vice President of Fleet Management and continued in that role subsequent to the acquisition of Deaton by Western Express, Inc. In 2004 he co-founded P & S Transportation, Inc. Scott is the current Chairman of the Alabama Trucking Association Workers Compensation Fund Board of Trustees.

Phil DeSimone

Phil DeSimone is currently the CEO of Action Resources, Inc. in Birmingham, AL. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Bryant University and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. Prior to his career in transportation, Phil served on active duty as a US Army officer for over 4 and 1/2 years. He began his career in 1993 with Schneider National, Inc., where he spent 14 years in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility. In 2006, he joined Southern Cal transport, Inc. where he served as President and Partner. In 2011, Southern Cal Transport was acquired by Transport America, where Phil remained as Group President until he joined Action in 2013. Phil is the current Vice-Chairman of the ATA Comp Fund Board of Trustees.

Gary Bond

Gary Bond has over 35 years of experience in the transportation lending industry. Gary is a Senior Vice President with The National Bank of Commerce in Birmingham, AL and leads the company’s equipment financing group. Gary has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Alabama. Gary began his career in 1982 with a national financer of trucks and trailers, Associates Commercial Corporation in Birmingham, AL and spent 19 years with the Associates. During his time with the Associates he relocated to Dallas, TX, Knoxville, TN and Peoria, IL and eventually return to his home town of Birmingham, AL. He has also held positions with Southtrust Bank as a Group Vice President for the bank’s equipment leasing department and Vice President of BancorpSouths’ equipment finance department.

Rusty Sprouse

Rusty Sprouse is the Chief Financial Officer for B & G Supply Co., Inc. in Albertville, AL. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting from Jacksonville State University. After serving as a loan officer at a local bank, Mr. Sprouse came to work for the company in 1985 and has served in various capacities with the company including dispatch, safety, operations and corporate controller. He has been an active member of the Alabama Trucking Association serving as Golf Chairman for the annual convention and the TRUK-PAC Classic, which is the primary fundraiser for the Association’s political action committee. He has served on the Board of Directors of the ATA Workers Compensation Self Insurance Fund for the last eight years, two years as Vice-Chairman and two years as Chairman.

Mike Limbaugh

Mike Limbaugh is the owner of White Oak Transportation, Inc. based in Decatur, AL.  Mr. Limbaugh has been an active member of the Alabama Trucking Association and the ATA Workers’ Compensation Fund for nearly 18 years.

Mr. Limbaugh started White Oak Transportation with three tractors delivering dedicated routes for a single customer in Decatur, a customer that he continues to do business with to this day.  Before starting his own business, Mr. Limbaugh worked for Ryder and Xtra Lease in various sales and management positions.  Mike and Robin have been married for 23 years and have two children: a son attending Auburn University, and a daughter who attends Decatur Heritage Christian Academy.  The entire family enjoys sports, boating and Auburn football.  Mr. Limbaugh currently sits on the board of Safe Trucking Insurance Limited, is a past President and current board member of Decatur High School Booster Club, and is an active member in his Church.

Drew Linn

Drew Linn is the President of Southland International Trucks, Inc. He graduated from Jacksonville State University with a bachelor’s degree. Drew began his career in 1971 with International Harvester Company, and by 1977, he had acquired his first dealership. Having grown to locations in Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, Homewood, Birmingham & Huntsville, Alabama, Southland International Trucks has been recognized as American Truck Dealer of the Year, International Dealer of the Year and IC Bus Dealer of the year. Drew is a founding member of the ATA Comp Fund, and has been active in the Alabama Trucking Association since 1979.

Joe Booker

Joe Booker is President of Hornady Transportation, LLC. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, and he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Troy University with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences Degree in Resources Management. Joe entered the transportation industry in 1985 as a Customer Service Representative with Poole Truck Lines, Inc. in Evergreen, AL. Later, he served as Operations Manager for E. Ray Watson Company Inc., Prattville, Alabama. In June of 2012, following 21 years in the pulp and paper industry, having served in various managerial positions with a primary focus on Process Optimization and Employee Professional Development, Joe accepted the position of Vice President at Hornady Transportation, LLC.

Frank Filgo

Frank Filgo is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alabama Trucking Association (ATA). He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and the National Institute of Organization Management at the University of Delaware. He has 44 years of experience in association management having served both national and state trade associations. Previous to his appointment as president of ATA in 1995, he served as president of the Alabama Alliance of Business & Industry. Frank received his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 1988. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Business Council of Alabama (BCA), and is past chairman of the Region II Trucking Association Executive Council (TAEC), and currently serves as TAEC’s Vice Chairman. He is the 2015 recipient of the H. Chester Webb Award for Distinguished Service to the Alabama trucking industry.

G. Fenn Church

Fenn is the President and owner of Church Transportation & Logistics, Inc., based in Birmingham, AL. He graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation and earned his MBA in Transportation from the University of Tennessee. Fenn spent 7 years with Saia Motor Freight Line in Management and 6 years in operations and sales with AAA Cooper Transportation. He founded Church Transportation and Logistics, Inc. in March of 2000. In addition to Church Transportation & Logistics, Fenn is the Executive Director of ClasTran, a paratransit service that provides transportation to handicap and elderly passengers in Jefferson, Shelby and Walker Counties.

Susan Kirkpatrick

Susan Kirkpatrick is Executive Vice President & CFO of Buddy Moore Trucking, Inc. She graduated from Auburn University with a BA in International Business/Spanish. She also holds an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Susan was employed with AmSouth Bank from 1985-2000 serving in a variety of middle management positions in accounting, commercial loan operations, and bank operations. At the time of her departure from AmSouth, she was Vice President, Manager of DDA/Savings Exceptions. She joined Buddy Moore Trucking as Executive Vice President & CFO when it was founded in 2000. Susan served on the Alabama Trucking Association Board of Directors for two years. She has served on the ATA Workers’ Compensation Board of Trustees since April 2016.

Bruce MacDonald

Bruce MacDonald is President and Principal Owner of Carrier Transicold South. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a BS degree in Management. Previously, Bruce served as President and Principal Owner with Cummins Alabama, Inc. for 30 years before selling it in 2003. Bruce has served on the Alabama Trucking Association Board of Directors for more than 30 years, and has served as its Chairman and Treasurer. He was the recipient of the H. Chester Webb award from the Alabama Trucking Association in 2002. He has served on the ATA Comp Fund Board of Trustees as Chairman twice (1995-97 and 2009-11), and as a Trustee since inception of the program.

Beau Wicks

Beau Wicks is the owner of Southeast Logistics, Inc. in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Mr. Wicks worked for Randall Publishing Company for 8 years, serving in various positions including staff accountant, division controller, and corporate controller. He then worked for Cummings Trucking Company as its vice - president and controller. In 1998 Beau founded Southeast Logistics. He currently serves on The Board of Directors of Capstone Bank, and formerly served on The Board of First Federal Bank of Tuscaloosa and Focus on Senior Citizens. Mr. Wicks has also been an active community volunteer, serving numerous civic organizations including The West Alabama Chamber of Commerce, The United Way, and The Boys Scouts of America. He has served as a trustee for the ATA Work Comp Fund since 2005, including two years as Chairman.

Terry Kilpatrick

Terry, is CEO and President of Billy Barnes Enterprises, Inc., headquartered in Monroeville, Alabama. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and he graduated from Pepperdine University with a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management. Terry served five years as an Army Officer before starting his transportation career. He has been with Billy Barnes Enterprises, Inc. since 1979 and he purchased the company in 2006. Terry is the current Chairman of the Alabama Trucking Association.

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