ATD Executive Staff

ATD Executive Staff

Laura is President of the American Truck Dealers (ATD), a division of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). ATD provides programs and services to this highly specialized segment of its membership. ATD represents more than 1,800 franchised medium- and heavy-duty truck dealers holding nearly 3,000 separate franchises, domestic and import. 

Previously, Laura served as President and CEO of the American Highway Users Alliance, a nonprofit 501(c)(6) advocacy organization serving as the united voice of the transportation community promoting safe, uncongested highways and enhanced freedom of mobility.

Laura has worked in the association world for the past 20 years. Prior to running the Highway Users, Laura was the Senior Director of Legislative Affairs for the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). There she handled financial services, transportation, truck, and safety issues. 

Before working for the dealers, she served as Director of Government Relations at the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), where she ran the organization’s lobbying shop, served as PAC Treasurer, and focused on transportation safety issues. 

Additionally, Laura served as Chair of the Road Gang in 2016. She was named one of Association TRENDS Effective Association Lobbyists in 2011 and is a member of the American Society of Association Executives. She received her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 2013.

Laura is originally from Elmira, N.Y., and received her B.A. in Political Science from Salisbury State University in Maryland. Her career in D.C. began in 2001, when she relocated to work on Capitol Hill for Congressman Amo Houghton of New York.