Kelly Cargill Crow named vice president of Arkansas Trucking Association

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The Arkansas Trucking Association (ATA) announced Wednesday (Dec. 9) Kelly Cargill Crow has returned to the organization to serve in the newly-reinstated role of vice president. She started Dec. 1.

Crow, a Little Rock native, previously served as the organization’s communications director from 2010 to 2013.

She most recently worked for FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload branch of FedEx Corp., in Memphis, Tenn. She was strategic communications and media manager and led public relations, media and executive communications efforts. Before she moved to Memphis, she served in communications roles at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock and the Texas Trucking Association in Austin, Texas.

Throughout her career, Crow has specialized in strategic communications, executive communications, public relations and event planning, specifically supporting trucking, safety and nonprofits, according to a news release.

As ATA vice president, she will support the state’s leading voice of the trucking industry through public relations, safety and member relations initiatives including Share the Road, the Arkansas Road Team and ATA’s 40 Under 40 Council, the release shows.

“Kelly has been an asset to our industry for years, and we are thrilled to have her back in Arkansas and on our team,” said Shannon Newton, president of the Arkansas Trucking Association. “She understands our members’ unique needs and will help tell our story.”

Crow is a graduate of Auburn University and was named a ‘Top Woman to Watch in Transportation’ by the Women in Trucking Association in 2019. She and her husband, Will, reside in Little Rock with their 16-month-old son, Thomas.

Since 1932, the ATA has served as the voice for the trucking industry and promoted the vitality of the industry on which nearly 87% of Arkansas communities depend for the transportation of their goods, according to the release. The ATA comprises about 300 trucking and service companies and helps members to grow their business and profits while protecting the collective interests of trucking companies in the political and regulatory arenas.