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AMSA Elects New Chair, Officers & Board Members


March 23, 2017


Head of One of the Nation's Largest Independent Movers
Elected to Lead AMSA

(Alexandria, VA) — J.D. Morrissette, president of Interstate Van Lines based near Washington, D.C., was elected the new chair of the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA), succeeding Glen Dunkerson, chair and CEO of Atlas World Group based in Evansville, Ind., who remains as immediate past chair. In honor of Dunkerson's service as chair, AMSA made a generous donation on his behalf to the United Way of Southwestern Indiana to support the good they do for those less fortunate.


Glen Dunkerson passing the gavel to J.D. Morrissette

"AMSA is fighting for us every day, in the halls of Congress and in the offices of federal agencies. Each of us can play a critical role in supporting that fight by becoming an advocate for our business and industry," said Morrissette. "I personally can attribute a great deal of our company's success to our involvement with AMSA."

In addition, Katrina Blackwell, president of American Red Ball based in Indianapolis, was elected vice chair, and Bill Paxton, COO and treasurer of The Paxton Companies based near Washington, D.C., was elected secretary. Barry Vaughn, president and CEO of The Suddath Companies based in Jacksonville, Fla., was re-elected as treasurer. Jack Griffin, CEO and vice chair for Atlas, and Mark Kirschner, CEO of Wheaton|Bekins based in Indianapolis, were added to the Executive Committee.

Finally, the following new individuals were elected to the AMSA Board of Directors:

  • Brian Ferguson, president of IGC Software based in Reynoldsburg, Ohio
  • A.J. Schneider, executive vice president of Wheaton | Bekins
  • Wes Stewart, president of Stewart Moving & Storage based in Midlothian, Va.

The elections took place at the AMSA 2017 Education Conference & Expo. For more information, visit ProMover.org.

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The American Moving & Storage Association, home of the ProMover certification 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.