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Ed Crowell and Nathan Goolsby of Georgia Motor Trucking Association on Business Developers Network

Ed Crowell and Nathan Goolsby of Georgia Motor Trucking Association on Business Developers Network

Update: 2019-03-28
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Ed Crowell and Nathan Goolsby of Georgia Motor Trucking Association on Business Developers Network
Industry Associations serve their members in more ways than just promote their members’ businesses; they provide: Best Practices for Business / Networking / Lobbying Local, State & Federal governments for best interests of the industry.

Industry Associations are a business and we are fortunate to have Ed Crowell, President & CEO and Nathan Goolsby, Chief Development Officer of Georgia Motor Trucking Association as guests in our studio to tell us how they manage and have grown Georgia Motor Trucking Association into the 4th largest trucking association in the nation.

Ed Crowell, President and CEO (Pictured on the right)
Georgia Motor Trucking Association 

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.



Nathan Goolsby, Chief Development Office (Pictured on the left)
Georgia Motor Trucking Association

Nathan Goolsby serves as the Chief Development Officer for the Georgia Motor Trucking Association. Nathan’s responsibilities include managing membership recruitment for both carriers and industry vendors, event sponsorships and marketing, managing and creating affinity programs, as well as developing new ways of engaging the next generation in the trucking industry.

In addition to GMTA, his professional background includes inside and outside sales as well as serving in state law enforcement. Nathan received a B.A. in History and Political Science from Georgia State University. He resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and son.

Topics to Discuss: 
Trucking & Logistics
Business Development
Current Trends in the Association World

Web Site / Social Media Links:
http://www.gmta.org
https://twitter.com/GATrucking
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ed-crowell-40b07712
https://www.linkedin.
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Ed Crowell and Nathan Goolsby of Georgia Motor Trucking Association on Business Developers Network

Ed Crowell and Nathan Goolsby of Georgia Motor Trucking Association on Business Developers Network

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