Boyce named ATA’s VP, public affairs

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The American Trucking Associations announced Wednesday, Jan. 24, that Clayton Boyce has been named vice president for the Office of Public Affairs. Since 2004, Boyce has served in the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of the Inspector General, most recently as public affairs officer.

Boyce brings a lengthy transportation-focused communications career to ATA. As editor-in-chief and publisher of Traffic World magazine, he earned the TCPC Transportation Editor of the Year honor in 2003. He also was a director of the Transportation and Marketing and Communications Association, co-chairman of the Transportation Table and a frequent speaker on transportation issues.

Before his eight-year stint at Traffic World, Boyce was a news editor and reporter for 17 years for several news outlets, including the Detroit Free Press and Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service. In addition, Boyce served as chairman and president of the National Press Club.

“We’re pleased to add a veteran official of transportation communications to our organization,” says Bill Graves, ATA president and chief executive officer. “Clayton has represented the trucking industry through a variety of prominent positions throughout the years, and we’re fortunate to be able to bring his considerable experience to ATA.”

Boyce will lead ATA’s Office of Public Affairs, directing communications strategy for the association and its member motor carriers. “The American Trucking Associations is a leader in the transportation sector,” Boyce says. “I hope to publicize the vital function that trucking provides the nation and promote issues important to ATA members.”