American Moving & Storage Association Names Scott Michael Permanent President and CEO
February 23, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) Executive Committee has voted unanimously to retain Scott Michael as AMSA’s permanent president and CEO. AMSA Chairman Stephen Burns made the formal announcement to attendees at AMSA’s 96th Annual Education Conference & Expo in Orlando during the Evening of the Stars awards dinner and celebration.
A nearly 22-year veteran of the moving and storage industry, Scott Michael had been serving as acting president and CEO for AMSA since September 2014. Previously, Scott Michael had been AMSA's vice president for military and government affairs, and he has held other positions with AMSA and the American Movers Conference during his career.
“Working closely with Scott for the last several months has confirmed what we already knew from his many years of dedicated service—that he is a perfect fit for the role and to lead our industry,” said Chairman Burns. “We couldn’t have a greater leader.”
“I am truly honored that the board has entrusted me with the leadership of this great organization,” said Scott Michael. “I’m humbled by the words of support so many have given me. I look forward to fighting for our priorities in Congress and advocating for our industry with consumers.”
Scott Michael has served as the industry's primary liaison to the U.S. Department of Defense, General Services Administration (GSA) and other government customers of the moving and storage industry. He also serves as a vice president of the National Defense Transportation Association, an organization of transportation providers that works in support of the military.
The American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA), home of the ProMover program, is the national trade association representing the nation’s moving and storage companies, which provide household goods moving services, specialized transportation for sensitive freight such as computers and trade show exhibits, and warehouse storage services. AMSA has approximately 4,000 members, including domestic and international companies and industry suppliers, and supports programs and activities that promote consumer protection, professional development, safety, and operational efficiency. Find out more at ProMover.org and Moving.org.