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 - Mark Valentini

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.

Chairman - Gary Strube, DrivePro

Vice Chairman - Brad Barber, Georgia Driving Academy

Past Chairman - John Diab, Sr., Smith & Solomon

Treasurer / Secretary - Stuart Bowman, Career Path Corporation

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

NAPFTDS Representative - Martin Garsee, Houston Community College

Bruce Busada, Diesel Driving Academy,  Emeritus Director

Louis Spoonhour, Retired, Emeritus Director

R. Wade Murphree, Retired, Emeritus Director