The Alabama Trucking Association has hired Joshua Vaughn as director of advocacy and marketing. Vaughn currently serves as vice president of marketing and communications for the Business Council of Alabama. He will start his new role on February 1.
Vaughn, during his 11 years with BCA, has played a pivotal role in communicating with and advocating for Alabama’s diverse business community. Under the leadership of Alabama Trucking Association President and CEO Mark Colson, the association plans to utilize Vaughn’s extensive experience and knowledge to enhance and grow its brand messaging, membership engagement, strategic partnerships and state and federal advocacy.
“Josh is one of those unique individuals with incredible creative abilities and dynamic interpersonal skills,” said Colson. “We have a strong and dedicated team of seasoned professionals at Alabama Trucking passionate about serving our members. Today, that team just got even stronger. Josh is prepared to enhance our organization’s aggressive strategic plan, which drives solutions for the issues facing the trucking industry.”
A native of Alabama and graduate of Samford University, Vaughn also owns and operates a small business specializing in marketing and design services with a diverse client list from across the Southeast and beyond.
“As a result of my time with BCA and my personal experience running a business, I am acutely aware of the challenges faced by hard-working Alabamians and those who employ them. I’m equally aware and compelled to share all the advantages this great state offers,” Vaughn said. “It has been an honor to serve Alabama’s business community over these past 11 years, and I’m excited for this opportunity to learn about and represent one of the most important industry sectors in our state and our nation.”