AMTA appoints Hamel interim president, Nash becomes vice president

Willie Hamel has been named Acting President of the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA), while Chris Nash steps down to become Vice President – Industry Relations and Member Solutions.

Announcing the move, the board said Nash’s newly created position will focus on aligning the association’s services with member needs and expanding the partnerships created through of a new strategic plan.

Willie Hamel (Photo: LinkedIn)

Hamel — a business consultant who served as chairman of the board from 2013 to 2018 — will oversee the day-to-day operations of the association. He was Vice President – ​​Operations at Trimac Transportation and Vice President of Diversified Transportation.

“These changes increase our capacity and strengthen our focus so that we can better seize the many opportunities our industry will face in the years to come,” said Board Chairman Jude Groves. “They will allow AMTA to meet member needs and pursue aligned opportunities as we grow our association, without blurring the focus on our mandate as a safety and advocacy organization.”

It is the third provincial trucking association to see changes in the leadership ranks in recent weeks.

Jordan Ewart left the Saskatchewan Trucking Association after serving as Director of Policy and Government Relations. The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association has also begun the search for a new general manager with the departure of Jean-Marc Picard.

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