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.


President and CEO - Don Lefeve

Vice President - Cindy Atwood

Director of Government Relations - Alice Smith

Director of Administration - Charlie Kim


Board of Directors

The CVTA Board of Directors—comprised of leaders of our member organizations 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.

ChairmanGary Strube, DrivePro

Vice Chairman - Brad Barber, Georgia Driving Academy

Past Chairman - John Diab, Smith & Solomon

Treasurer / Secretary - Stuart Bowman, Pathfinder Credit Services

NAPFTDS Representative - Martin Garsee, Houston Community College


Emeritus Director

  • Bruce Busada, Diesel Driving Academy
  • Louis Spoonhour, Retired
  • R. Wade Murphree, Retired

General Board Membership

  • John Frey, Stevens Transport
  • Greg Koepel, Roehl Transport
  • Larry Marsh, JTL Truck Driver Training
  • Gary Pressley, Heavy Metal Truck Training School
  • John Rojas, Mike Byrnes & Associates, Inc.
  • Jamie Sather, National Tractor Trailer School