Ruan is proud to announce Lindsey Anderson, Director of Business Unit Support, graduated from the American Trucking Associations’ LEAD ATA program.
LEAD ATA is a one-year program, created to engage the trucking industry’s best and brightest, and prepare them to become the industry’s leaders of tomorrow. Participants gain real-world experience and in-depth industry insights not available through any other program. By selecting a diverse group of candidates, this program represents the many different segments, regions, and fleet sizes that make up the trucking industry. Lindsey was selected among 13 candidates for the program.
We took a few minutes to learn more about Lindsey’s experience. Check out our Q&A below!
What is your leadership journey at Ruan?
I started with Ruan in January 2016 as a Continuous Improvement Leader assigned to the Gas & Chemicals group. In January 2017, I moved to the Retail Business Unit and became the Account Services Manager. By 2019, I was able to expand my scope to all Grocery and Retail Business Unit. In May 2020, he Business Unit Support was created, and I was able to take my knowledge of the Account Manager role and expand across all of Dedicated Contract Transportation (DCT). Currently our team is responsible for all Financial Planning and Analysis in support of the DCT Division, as well as all billing activities and A/R activities with our customers.
What did you gain from the LEAD ATA program?
The LEAD ATA program provided me with deeper understanding of the American Trucking Associations and how they support ATA members and the industry itself. During the program, I had the opportunity to attend four sessions over the last year with the 2022 participant class. Each session included a wide variety of activities focused on team building, leadership development, current industry issues/updates, and ATA resources.
I also had the opportunity to attend both the ATA Management Conference and Exhibition(s) and the ATA Mid-year Management Session conferences. One of the most unique sessions was a Call on Washington, where our class was able to go to Capitol Hill, where we met with representatives and discussed issues facing the trucking industry.
What did you take away from the program?
My biggest takeaways were the relationships I built with my fellow LEAD ATA classmates and a better understanding of all the resources available through the ATA. I appreciated the diversity within our class – we had individuals from companies of various sizes and service offerings, and all holding different types of roles within their organizations.
Congratulations to Lindsey and the 2022 LEAD ATA class!