Graves appoints Robinson as ATA director of legislative affairs

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Michael C. Robinson has been named as a director of legislative affairs for the American Trucking Associations. Robinson, who most recently served as deputy chief of staff for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and as a policy adviser in the Office of the Majority Leader, assumed his ATA post Oct. 3.

Bill Graves, ATA president and chief executive officer, says Robinson is a strong addition to ATA’s legislative team, which represents trucking industry interests through aggressive advocacy before the administration, Congress and regulatory agencies to ensure that ATA and its member motor carriers achieve the necessary public policy goals to keep the U.S. trucking industry safe, efficient and profitable.

“We’re pleased to be able to add another seasoned member to our legislative office,” Graves says. “Michael’s decision to join ATA comes at a time when trucking is facing a host of challenges, and I’m confident that his experience will make him a staunch advocate for our industry.”

During his career, Robinson has worked with members of Congress on transportation, homeland security, energy and environmental and agricultural issues. In addition to serving as a policy adviser, Robinson has formulated legislative strategy and worked closely with House and Senate republican leadership offices and the White House.