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|Ed Crowell Bio|
President & CEO
Ed Crowell joined the professional staff of Georgia Motor Trucking Association in late 1992 and has served as its President and CEO since April 1993.
Crowell got his start in trucking when he closed his small freelance public relations and advertising firm to take on a role with what is now the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), then known as the ATA Foundation.
Ed’s political experience was already well-established before he GMTA. He earned a degree in political science from Liberty University and was in the process of adding a masters’ degree from Georgia State University in the same subject. Additionally, Crowell had worked in Washington, both for a U.S. Senator and as a staffer in the Executive Office of the President during the first Reagan Administration.
After two years with ATA, the opportunity to head up GMTA opened and Ed has been serving as GMTA’s President since. Along with fostering more than 25 years of positive legislative changes, Crowell has served on many committees of importance to industry. He has been a member of the national Anti-Terrorism Action Committee, a member of the Industry Policy Committee of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, as well as a member of Georgia’s Commercial Freight Advisory Committee. Crowell served on Governor Deal’s Severe Weather Advisory Taskforce and served a term as national chairman of the Trucking Association Executives Council (the group of all the trucking associations in country).
More locally, Ed has been involved in his Cobb County community as well. When his children were young he was a youth soccer coach. He has served in a variety of capacities in his local church over the years (from teacher to deacon) and served on the Cobb County Neighborhood Safety Commission until his election to the Board of Cobb EMC, the nation’s fourth largest electric cooperative. He is also on the Board of Gas South, one of the state’s leading gas marketing companies.