Deborah “Debbie” Sparks is the vice president of development for the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). Prior to joining TCA in December 2006, she was the director of marketing for the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Ms. Sparks assumed those duties in March 2001.
Ms. Sparks was raised in the Washington, D.C., area and educated in the public school system. She attended Loyola College, a private Jesuit college, for her undergraduate degree.
From 2001 until she assumed her duties with ATA, Ms. Sparks worked and survived the .com crash as an employee of Kinkos.com. There, she worked to bring all 2,400 stores online to support the ever-growing SOHO (small office / home office) market.
Ms. Sparks served as the vice president of the board of directors for Women In Trucking for its first two critical years as well as the secretary/treasurer of the Women In Trucking Scholarship Fund. In addition, she manages the TCA Scholarship Fund and is a member of the American Society of Association Executives.