The Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Joseph R. Sculley has been hired as the association’s new president. Mr. Sculley comes from the National Truck Renting and Leasing Association, where he has served as director of government relations. In this role, he was a strong and effective advocate on state legislation regarding taxes, fees, and lessor liability issues. He also worked collaboratively with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on regulatory issues impacting the industry. Mr. Sculley brings a wealth of knowledge and a strong network of contacts from his many years of working for a national association.
Mr. Sculley is looking forward to building on MTAC’s strong reputation as the well-respected voice of the trucking industry in Connecticut. He stated: “I am honored that the MTAC Board selected me to be the leader of this great organization. Legislative and regulatory advocacy on behalf of MTAC members will remain a very important priority, but I also intend to work with the members to implement cost-saving programs.”
The Chairman of the MTAC Board of Directors, Mark Gagnon (President, Capitol Moving & Storage) said, “We believe the experience and knowledge Mr. Sculley has gained from his important role at a well-respected national trade association focused on commercial truck transportation, will translate to him doing a great job for MTAC members. His work ethic and vision for the future of this association should benefit all MTAC member companies.”
Mr. Sculley begins working full time on Oct. 29, 2015 and succeeds Michael Riley, who is retiring from the position after 29 years of exceptional service to the trucking industry.
Mr. Sculley’s Bio
Joseph “Joe” Sculley is a trade association executive who has several years of experience advocating for the commercial trucking industry and serving association members. Mr. Sculley has been the Truck Renting and Leasing Association’s (TRALA) director of government relations in Washington, D.C. since his promotion to that position in September 2010. In this role, he is the primary contact staff member for more than 550 member companies who need information on the association’s state legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts, or have general questions about complying with various state taxes. Mr. Sculley has also assisted many member companies to comply with new mandates from federal agencies that have jurisdiction over commercial truck transportation.
Before joining TRALA, Mr. Sculley graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) in Boston, Mass., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. During his time at WIT, Joe was inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business and Management Students.
Joe married his wife Brenna Kehew Sculley in September 2014 in Newport, RI.