The NATSO Foundation, the research, education and public outreach subsidiary of NATSO Inc., announced that it has named Delia Moon Meier, owner and senior vice president of Iowa 80 Group and CAT Scale Co., its 2018 Chairman of the Board. Iowa 80 Group, based in Walcott, Iowa, owns and operates four large truckstops — Iowa 80, Joplin 44 Petro, the Oak Grove 70 Petro and the Kenly 95 Petro. CAT Scale Co. operates a nationwide network of more than 1,600 certified truck scales.
Andy Rebholz, Chief Executive Officer of TravelCenters of America, assumes the role of Secretary/Treasurer in 2018, replacing Tom O’Brien who retired in 2017. Lisa Mullings, President and CEO of NATSO, rounds out the Foundation’s slate of officers, continuing as the NATSO Foundation President.
Tom Heinz, President of Heinz Inc. and Coffee Cup Fuel Stops & Convenience Stores, who is a past chairman of the NATSO Foundation, returns to the foundation’s board in 2018 as a director. Craig Barr, Trucking/Heavy Duty National Accounts Executive, USA, Mobil Delvac; James Greer, Truckstop/Government Sales Manager, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions; and David Young, Vice President, Heavy Duty, Valvoline LLC, also joined the NATSO Foundation Board as new Allied Directors.
Meier is a second-generation truckstop operator and has served as a NATSO board member, a NATSO committee member, and Chairman of the NATSO Government Affairs Committee. This marks Meier’s third time as the NATSO Foundation Chair, having previously served in the position in 2003 and 2004.
Meier — who succeeds Jenny Love Meyer, Vice President of Communications at Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, as NATSO Foundation Chairman — has been a longtime advocate for the truckstop and travel plaza industry. “Delia has made more than 20 trips to Washington, D.C., to advocate for the industry, and her passion for the industry translates over into all that she does,” said Lisa Mullings, president and CEO of NATSO and president of the NATSO Foundation. “She cares deeply about the truckstop and travel plaza industry and the people we serve. She is committed to giving back to this community and the entire industry, and we will all benefit from her leadership within the NATSO Foundation.”
Meier also serves as president of Iowa80.com, the online and retail division of Iowa 80 Group that is responsible for purchasing and the management of six retail stores, an online store and distribution center that serves both Iowa 80 and CAT Scale Co. She also serves as director of the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, a privately funded museum located at Iowa 80 that preserves antique trucks and showcases the evolution and importance of trucking in the United States.
Meier is the founder and president of the Truckstops of Iowa Association and the Truckstops of Iowa PAC. She serves on the Iowa DOT Freight Advisory Committee and was appointed to the Iowa Economic Development Authority as well as the Eldridge and Walcott Economic Development Committees.
She currently serves on the Figge Art Museum Board, the Supply Chain Management Advisory Committee for Western Illinois University and the Board of Iowa YPO Gold Chapter. Meier is a past board member of Bettendorf Chamber of Commerce, past chair and long-term member of the Chamber Government Affairs Committee, a past Rivermont Collegiate Trustee, past board member of the Iowa Underground Storage Tank Board and past board member of AMBEST.
Meier is a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Eldridge, Iowa. Meier received her BBA from the University of Iowa. She and her husband, Dave, have three daughters.
Returning members of the NATSO Foundation Board of Directors for 2018 are:
Don Quinn, Chairman, NATSO
Whitney Johnson, Chief Experience Officer, Pilot Flying J;
Sean Flynn, Owner, Flynn’s Truck Plaza;
Fred Jubitz, Owner and President, Jubitz Corp.;
Heather DeBaillie, Marketing Manager, CAT Scale Co.,;
J.T. McMahan, National Retail Sales - Convenience Retail Director, The Coca-Cola Co.
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