ATA Hires Mike P. Joyce as its New Senior Vice President Legislative Affairs
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has hired Mike P. Joyce to be its Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs effective February 15, 2016.
Prior to joining the ATA, Mr. Joyce worked as PACCAR’s lobbyist in Washington D.C., and prior to PACCAR Mr. Joyce was the Director of Legislative Affairs with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA).
Mr. Joyce spent nearly six years working for Congressman Bud Shuster (then Chairman of the U.S. House of Representative Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. Bud’s son, Bill, is the current Chairman of the committee), both in the Pennsylvania 9th Congressional District and in Washington as Congressman Shuster’s Legislative Director. Following his work for Chairman Shuster, Mr. Joyce went on to work for Congressman Mac Collins (R-Georgia – Ways & Means, Budget, and House Intelligence Committees) for 3-1/2 years as the Congressman’s Chief of Staff.
He is a 1993 graduate of Gettysburg College with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Political Science.
WSTA’s Joe Rajkovacz has known Mr. Joyce for years going back to his days serving on OOIDA’s Board of Directors and as that association’s Director of Regulatory Affairs. “Mr. Joyce is one of the true gentlemen in Washington D.C.,” said Mr. Rajkovacz. “He is both knowledgeable and willing to listen when it comes to trucking issues and doesn’t approach politics as a ‘blood sport.’ Mike and I are likely to be on opposite sides of some issues now, but he’s the one who taught me that one can disagree without being disagreeable or turn your opponent into a villain, an art lost on many inside D.C. today. The ATA has picked one of the best people in Washington D.C. to work the Hill on behalf of its members.”