Leadership and Board of Directors


CVTA’s leadership is comprised of industry, policy, and association management experts focused on representing the interests of member organizations and the truck driving training industry as a whole. Together, with members and partners, CVTA executives help craft the strategic direction for the organization.

CVTA Staff

Don Lefeve

President & CEO

703-642-9444 ext.101

Cindy Atwood

Vice President

703-642-9444 ext.102

Mark Valentini

Director of
Government Affairs

703-642-9444 ext.105

Kristine Gager

Director of Communications

703-642-9444 ext.104

Board of Directors

The CVTA Board of Directors — comprised of our member organizations’ leaders and CVTA’s President and CEO — is actively involved in shaping CVTA’s priorities, policy, and activities designed to help manage the industry’s reputation.

Brad Barber


Georgia Driving Academy

Larry Marsh


JTL Truck Driver Training

Lou Spoonhour

Immediate Past Chairman

Retired, Emeritus Director

Stuart Bowman

Treasurer / Secretary

Roadmaster Drivers School

Paul Rasmussen

Paschall Truck Lines

Gary Pressley

Heavy Metal Truck Training School

Jerome Redmond

American Truck Training

Nadia Speney


Davida Rogers

J. Smith Lanier & Co.
a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company

John Rojas

Mike Byrnes & Associates, Inc.

Marilyn Surber

Melton Truck Lines

Martin Garsee

NAPFTDS Representative Houston Community College

Bruce Busada

Diesel Driving Academy, Emeritus Director

John Diab

Smith & Solomon, Emeritus Director

R. Wade Murphree

Honorary Board Member

CVTA Committees

CVTA has a number of standing and ad hoc committees that allow our members to share their expertise and opinions on critical issues facing the industry. This dialogue and the work product resulting from this input works to benefit not only our members, but the entire commercial driver training industry. The following standing committees are focused on a specific segment of CVTA members or are focused on addressing a particular need identified by all members.

To learn more about CVTA’s Committees and how to get involved, visit our Membership page.

• Associate Member

• Communications

• Conference

• Legislative & Regulatory

• Member Services

• Membership

• Motor Carrier

• Nominating

• Oversight