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Monday, June 1, 2020

Officer Nominations

From John Austin, Nominating Committee Chairman

NOTE: Nominations as of June 11, 2020. Nominations close Friday June 12, 2020 and a final lost of candidates will be sent out Tuesday June,16 2020.

I am pleased to report that the nominating committee had several members express interest in serving as an officer of the LMTA. This level of interest is a reflection of our Association’s positive direction. With only six positions to fill, the nominating committee carefully considered the candidates and sought to recommend those who would best position the Association to reach the aggressive goals in our strategic plan. On behalf of the committee, consisting of myself, Doug Williams, Nataly Madden, Rick Cleveland and Mike Purcell, we recommend the following:

Chairman of the Board - not open for nominations
David Newman

President - 1 year term - Must be an active "carrier" member
Description: The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Association. He shall be an ex-officio member of all committees. Upon assuming office, the President automatically becomes a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.

Nominations:
Todd Ruple with Preferred Materials, Inc.

1st Vice President - 1 year term - Must be an active "carrier" member
Description: The First Vice-President, upon assuming office, shall automatically become a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. He shall, in the absence of the President, preside at all meetings of the membership, and in the absence of the Chairman of the Board and the President, at all meetings of the Board of Directors. Should the office of President be vacated for any reason before the expiration of the President's term of office, the First Vice-President shall succeed to the office of President for the remaining term or until a successor shall have been duly elected and qualified.

Nominations:
Karl Mears with Razorback Rentals
Rusty Guilbeau with United Vision Logistics

2nd Vice President - 1 year term - Must be an active "carrier" member
Description: The Second Vice-President, upon assuming office, shall automatically become a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. They shall, in the absence of the President and the First Vice-President, preside at all meetings of the membership, and in the absence of the Chairman of the Board, the President and the First Vice-President, at all meetings of the Board of Directors. Should the office of First Vice-President be vacated for any reason before the expiration of the First Vice-President's term of office, the Second Vice-President shall succeed to the office of First Vice-President for the remaining term or until a successor shall have been duly elected and qualified.

Nominations:
Cully Frisard with Frisard Companies
Nataly Madden with Signature Transport, LLC
Brad Nelson with FreedomTrucks of America
Stonie Roger with Coastal Heavy Haulers, LLC

VP at Large - 1 year term - Must be an active member
Description: The Vice-President at Large, upon assuming office, shall automatically become a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.

Nominations:
Jeff Gordon with Bayou Services
Scott Reed with Walmart
Mike Beck with McGriff Insurance Services
Cully Frisard with Frisard Companies
Nataly Madden with Signature Transport
Tiffany Rivet with L & B Transport
Mark Perkins with Perkins & Associates
Charlotte Leleux with Central Louisiana Technical Community College
Scott Branch with Branch Industries
Brandon Fortney with RJ's Transportation

Secretary - 1 year term (3 term limit) - Must be an active member
Description: The Secretary, upon assuming office, shall automatically become a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. They shall act as Secretary of the Board of Directors. They shall be Custodian of the Seal of the Association (when the Association has a seal); and shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the Association and of the Board of Directors, or shall have the authority to appoint an LMTA Staff Member to keep the minutes. He shall make a report to the Directors at each regular meeting and to the Annual Convention of members, and at such other times as may be appropriate.

Nominations:
Judy Smart with Roadrunner Towing & Recovery, incumbent

Treasurer - not open for nominations - 5 year term
Mike Knots with Cobbs, Allen & Hall of Louisiana, Inc., incumbent

ATA Vice President - 1 year term (3 term limit) - Must be an active "carrier" member & ATA member in good standing
Description: The ATA Vice President, upon assuming office, shall automatically become a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.

Nominations:
Kary Bryce with Preferred Tank Lines, incumbent
Rusty Guilbeau with United Vision Logistics
John Austin with Bengal Transport Services
Nataly Madden with Signature Transport

ATA VP Alternate - 1 year term (3 term limit) - Must be an active "carrier" member & ATA member in good standing
Description: The ATA Vice President Alternate, upon assuming office, shall automatically become a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. He may, in the absence of the duly elected ATA Vice-President, serve in the capacity of ATA Vice-President.

Nominations:
Brad Nelson with FreedomTrucks of America

All Officer Position Details:

Duties of the Board of Directors:
The Board of Directors shall have full powers to conduct the affairs of the Association.

Duties of Executive Committee:
1.) The Executive Committee will have full authority to act for the Board of Directors in all matters pertaining to the affairs of the Association in the interim between meetings of the Board.
2.) The Executive Committee shall have full authority to employ an Executive Director under such terms and conditions as may seem appropriate to the Executive Committee and will assign duties to the Executive Director which will be in the best interest of the Association.
3.) The Executive Committee will have complete control of all financial matters of the Association and shall develop and oversee the annual budget and general financial condition of the Association. The proposed budget shall be approved by the Board of Directors prior to December 31st of each year.


Pursuant to the by-laws, members of the Association may nominate another member for these positions by the close of business on June 12, 2020. To do so, please reply by email (to lmta@lmta.la) with the name and position.

After June 12, 2020, the Nominating Committee will send a final ballot. Anyone nominated for more than one position will be contacted to determine the position for which they desire to be considered.

Sincerely,

John Austin
Nominating Committee Chairman
Past President