NATSO Chairman Bob Bolduc and NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings welcomed members of the truckstop and travel plaza industry at NATSO Connect 2022. The event marks NATSO’s first in-person conference in two years. During the Kickoff Keynote address, Mullings thanked members for their commitment to keeping truck drivers on the road during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The trucking industry certainly received some well-earned appreciation in the past couple of years, but I want to thank you and your employees for keeping those drivers going, making sure they had fuel, food, restrooms, showers and a place to sleep,” Mullings said. “Without you, trucking stops. And during the pandemic, we were not informed of even one truckstop that shut down because of COVID-related issues.”
Mullings and Bolduc honored departing Board Members during the Kickoff Keynote address.
Mullings thanked Delia Moon Meier, Senior Vice President of Iowa 80 Group and CAT Scale Co., for her work serving as chairman of NATSO for the past two years.
Meier said it was her honor to serve NATSO’s members. “I’m proud of it, and I hope I served you well,” she said.
Bolduc told attendees that NATSO thrives because of the contributions and leadership of its members.
Bosselman’s board service began in 2015. He served a partial term when another member could no longer serve, then accepted two more terms. He has been a leader on task forces on roadside safety and partnerships with other industry organizations.
Danniel’s volunteerism with NATSO began when he served as a founding member and co-chair of NATSO’s Future Leaders program. He was later elected to NATSO’s Board of Directors, serving two terms since 2016 and contributing his time and energy to our task force on industry partnerships.
Wollenman served as NATSO’s Chairman of the Board in 2019 and as past chair for 2020 and 2021. He has been a member of the board since 2016, devoting time to government affairs and PAC committees.
Bolduc also honored Tom Heinz of Coffee Cup Fuel Stops, Adam Harrell of Bridgestone and Tristen Griffith of Sacramento 49er. Heinz departed NATSO’s board after more than a decade of service and leadership. He has chaired NATSO, chaired the NATSO Foundation, served for many years as a director and committee member and is a member of NATSO’s Hall of Fame.
In 2020, Harrell stepped up to take on the responsibilities of a director who retired. While that term has now ended, Harrell has said he will continue to volunteer in other roles for NATSO.
Griffith joined the board in 2018, serving through 2021. She has a history of volunteering with NATSO prior to joining the board as a NATSO Connect speaker, lobbying for the industry at NATSO’s Day on the Hill, and being a valued thought-partner for staff.
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