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Scott Michael   Scott Michael
President and CEO


Scott Michael serves as President and CEO for AMSA. He has served as the industry's primary liaison to the Department of Defense, GSA, and other government customers of the moving and storage industry. He was previously AMSA's Vice President for Membership and has held other positions with AMSA and the American Movers Conference over the past two decades. Scott also serves as a vice president of the National Defense Transportation Association, an organization of transportation providers which works in support of the military. He lives in Alexandria, Va. with his wife and three daughters.

Scott is a trusted expert for the media on a wide range of consumer and industry topics. Listen to him talk about how to start the moving process, find a professional mover and save money on the move, as well as many more important questions to consider when moving, on AMSA's SoundCloud page.

 
Brian Wright  

Brian Wright
Senior Vice President

Brian Wright is the Senior Vice President and oversees the Membership, Finance and Administration department. In this role, Brian serves as an integral member of the senior management team, and is responsible for the development of AMSA's financial management strategy while contributing to the development of the organization's strategic goals. Brian oversees all accounting, auditing, financial, risk management and investment activities, plus central service functions including human resources, information technology, purchasing, printing and building services.

Prior to joining AMSA, Brian was the Director of Finance and Operations for SmartPower, a nationwide non-profit marketing organization dedicated to promoting clean energy and energy efficiency. In this role, Brian administered all finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources and information technology functions for SmartPower. Brian also provided strategic direction, leadership and management for SmartPower's project work, with a specific focus on the coordination and execution of the Energy Efficiency campaigns.

Having worked for two separate Massachusetts moving companies during the 1990s, he has been involved in all facets of the industry. Brian started off as a helper while in college, and then worked as a crew chief, warehouse manager, inside salesperson and finally as the chief financial officer. His experience includes working for Olympia Moving & Storage and Gentle Giant.

Brian earned his MBA from Boston College, and his BS from Northeastern University.

 
Dan Veoni  

Dan Veoni
Vice President of Government Affairs

Dan Veoni serves as Vice President of Government Affairs at AMSA. In this role, Dan develops AMSA's policy positions, designs and implements all legislative and regulatory issue advocacy initiatives, participates in the planning and execution of strategic communications efforts associated with issue advocacy, and is staff liaison to AMSA's Government Affairs Committee. Dan also serves as Treasurer and manager of AMSA's political action committee (AMPAC).

Prior to joining AMSA, Dan was professional staff on the Highways and Transit Subcommittee of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee at the U.S. House of Representatives. Dan managed the highway safety, motor carrier, and highway research portfolio on behalf of Chairman Bill Shuster and former Chairman John Mica. Dan drafted the Highway Safety and Transportation Research and Education Titles in the House's Surface Transportation Reauthorization proposal (H.R. 7) and negotiated highway safety and research provisions on behalf of the Committee during MAP-21 (P.L. 112-141) Conference Committee meetings with Senate staff.

Dan is a graduate of Michigan State University and is currently pursuing a master's in public policy from George Mason University.

 

 
Mike Keaton  

Mike Keaton
Senior Director of Communications

Mike Keaton is the senior director of communications for AMSA where he oversees the media relations, marketing, website, social media and conference activities. He is responsible for setting the strategic vision for AMSA's consumer, member and industry communications, and serves as the liaison with the Communications Advisory Committee. Mike has more than 15 years of nonprofit association and trade organization experience, previously as the director of marketing and communications for the Society for Women's Health Research, where he led the development of their media, marketing and online capabilities. Prior to that, Mike was director of communications for the Natural Products Association, where he built the public relations function for the association, established a growing social media presence, and led a major overhaul of the website. He also previously held the position of director of public relations and communications for the SCORE Association, which offers small business mentoring and services to entrepreneurs. At SCORE, he led national media relations, association communications and congressional outreach.

Mike has won awards for his work on annual reports, multimedia campaigns and website redesigns. He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Mike grew up near Pittsburgh, Pa., and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1997. He currently lives in Washington, D.C.