New Board Members and Officers Announced

Trucker Buddy International announces the addition of three new board members and new officers for the next fiscal year, starting in 2016. With the eight-year term on the Board of Directors expiring for Elisabeth Barna, K.C. Brau, Mark Reddig and Steve Sichterman, Trucker Buddy elected Henry Albert, Scott Grenerth and Andrew Mitrisin to replace them on the Board. Previously appointed to the Board, Linda Coffee was elected as President, replacing retiring K.C. Brau. In addition, Brad Williamson was elected as Vice President and Kate Miller accepted the Treasurer position.

New Board Member Henry Albert is an owner operator and principle of Albert Transport. Considered an expert in trucking efficiency, Albert is a member of the Freightliner Run Smart Program and has been an active Trucker Buddy. Scott Grenerth is the Director of Regulatory Affairs for OOIDA, and has been active in Trucker Buddy. Coming from a trucking family, Andrew Mitrisin is the Communications Specialist for the American Trucking Associations. Previously, Mitrisin worked at AmeriCorps, helping young students to excel.

“We want to thank K.C., Mark, Elisabeth and Steve for eight tremendous years of service to Trucker Buddy,” said Executive Director Randy Schwartzenburg. “K.C. was such a tremendous President, working tirelessly behind the scenes promoting Trucker Buddy and conducting Trucker Buddy programs.

“Due to the leadership of all four outgoing board members, Trucker Buddy is in better position for the future. The new board members have begun there new terms. We are excited to have them on the leadership team, each bringing a unique skill set to help Trucker Buddy in our upcoming opportunities.”




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Outstanding Drivers & Teachers

Lecomte Awarded Outstanding Trucker Buddy.

Trucker Buddy International has awarded Angela Lecomte, a driver for CCC Transportation located in Auburndale, FL by her teacher Amber Matts and her Healthy Learning Academy fourth grade class in Newberry Florida.
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Killian Awarded Outstanding Trucker Buddy

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (Feb. 10, 2017) – Trucker Buddy International today announced that Rita Woodley and her class from Cotton Belt Elementary School in York, South Carolina have nominated their industry pen pal Gary Killian for the Outstanding Trucker Buddy award. Killian, who drives for Cargo Transporters, based in Claremont, North Carolina, has volunteered to be a Trucker Buddy for the past two school years.

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Lohr Named Outstanding Teacher

Lee Lohr is a teacher at New Century School in Verona, Wisconsin and was nominated for Trucker Buddy Outstanding Teacher by his long time driver Jim Stinemates, a Walmart driver domiciled in West Burlington, Iowa.
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“This program reaches way beyond a pen and paper,” said Fred Sweetwood, a long time Trucker Buddy and driver for over 40 years. “It paints the Rockies, the bitter cold of North Dakota and the devastation of Oklahoma City and Katrina. It brings America to the classroom through the eyes of a truck driver.”

~ Fred Sweetwood


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