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For Immediate Release
April 29, 2019

For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC

NPTC Honors 90 Certified Transportation Professionals® (CTP)

ARLINGTON, VA– Ninety transportation professionals achieved the prestigious designation of Certified Transportation Professional® (CTP) by the NPTC Institute, the educational and professional certification arm of the National Private Truck Council (NPTC). The CTP program is sponsored by J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. The graduates were honored during a ceremony at the Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held April 14-16, 2019 in Cincinnati.

Since the CTP designation was first introduced in 1993, more than 1,700 fleet and transportation professionals have earned the right to add CTP after their name. CTPs are raising industry standards, and in turn, increasing the respect and prestige of the fleet and transportation profession.

“These new Certified Transportation Professionals, have demonstrated the knowledge and ability to understand complex operational and regulatory issues, identify and evaluate potential costs and savings, and develop systems and practices that best meet their company’s transportation needs and objectives,” said Mari Roberts, CTP, Senior Director of Transportation, Frito-Lay, Inc., and Chair of the NPTC Institute Board of Governors that oversees the program.

“The CTP designation is a benchmark of excellence earned by a special few, but available to any fleet or transportation specialist willing to make the necessary commitment of dedicated effort.”

Each year, Fleet Owner magazine sponsors the CTP Top Graduate Award. This year’s Top Graduate was T.J. Mummert, CTP, Logistics Analyst for Provia Logistics.

The following individuals represent the CTP Class of 2019:

Victor Aidis, Omnitracs, LLC
Teresa Allen-Tignor, Custard Insurance Adjusters
Ezel “CJ” Baltali, Fleet Advantage
Kevin Barnes, Carter Express
Mike Barnes, Pitney Bowes Inc.
Ron Bates, BCT, Inc.
James E. Berry, Universal Forest Products, Inc.
Steven A.  Betz, Dutch Valley Transportation
Savannah Blankenship, McLeod Software
Colton Bledsoe, Home City Ice
Robert Bluemke
Dave Bravo, U.S. Legal Services
Jeremy Bullock, McLeod Software
Nicholas Burling, Lytx, Inc.
Shelley Chirhart, Trimble Transportation
Genelle Cunningham, Idealease, Inc.
Dave Curry, NEP Broadcasting
Jessica Dalessandro, Weinstein Wholesale Meats
Ann-Marie Daugherty, Talon Logistics, Inc.
Michael Demers, Trimble Transportation
Dennis DiBonaventura, Core-Mark International
Anita Doney, Walmart Transportation
Stephen Eckert, WinCo Foods
Chris Enrique, Core-Mark International
David Fogel, Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.
David Fontana, AutoZone, Inc.
Alyssa Grasse, Trimble Transportation
Cameron Grimsley, Oldcastle Building Products
Keith Halasy, EROAD
Isaac Harmon, CPC Logistics, Inc.
Matt Hayden, Penske Truck Leasing Company
John Hendon, Omnitracs, LLC
Ellen Ingram, America’s Service Line, LLC
Eric Jahnsen, Sunbelt Rentals, Inc.
Randy Johnson, Kemira Logistics, Inc.
Rick Joyce, FleetNet America
Chris Ketcham, Dot Transportation, Inc.
Jim Kidwell, EROAD
Daniel Klebba, PACCAR Leasing Company
John Lamarand, Atlas Trucking Company LLC
Zach Lawson, Fleet Advantage
Alan Longbottom, Trimble Transportation
Tracey Loraus, Nine Energy Service
William Lundquist, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Derek Madsen, Trimble Transportation
Mike Mason, Nestle Transportation Company
Bill Mayfield, Nine Energy Service
Brent McKenzie, Hy-Vee, Inc.
Laura McMillan, Instructional Technologies, Inc.
Jason Melody, Omnitracs, LLC
Betsy Metras, Idealease, Inc.
Wyman Miller, Provia Logistics LLC
Kevin P. Mullen, USI Insurance Services LLC
T.J. Mummert, Provia Logistics LLC
Gene Nelson, TransForce Group
Jennifer Landino Perrotti, Lytx
Christopher L. Pyle, Ryder System
Doug Rhodes, Core-Mark International
Jimmy Roche, Nestle Transportation Company
Matt Rosen, WinCo Foods
Stephan Sage, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Howard Sauls, PACCAR Leasing Company
Marc Scibilia, Atlas Trucking Company LLC
Joe Seabrook, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Adam Shoemaker, Frito-Lay, Inc.
Lauren Sicard, Trimble Transportation
Chuck Simmons, Penske Truck Leasing Company
Brad Smith, Trimble Transportation
Chris Smith, Nestle Transportation Company
Chris Stenske, Brakebush Transportation, Inc.
Kathy Stevens, Trimble Transportation
Eli Stull, Bellmont Cabinet Co.
Art Swank, CPC Logistics Inc.
Ethan Sweeney, Vnomics Corp.
Brenda Syzozenko, SmartDrive Systems, Inc.
Marcus Taylor, Merchants Distributors, LLC
Mixto Torres, Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.
Jesus Trevino, Omnitracs, LLC
Josh Urban, Corcentric
Matt Vesey, Omnitracs, LLC
Ron Walke, ESM Group, Inc.
Kent Warrum, Trimble Transportation
James Watkins, Trimble Transportation
Steven Watson, GAF Corp. (Hawk Logistics Solutions)
Jessica Wheeler, Nexeo Solutions, LLC
Tracy Whisnant, Merchants Distributors, LLC
Delonta Wilson, Arconic Wheel & Transportation Products
Mark Winters, Dot Transportation, Inc.
Tim Wood, GreenLine Logistics
Grant Zitting, Weyerhaeuser Company

 The CTP 2019 Graduating Class 

About NPTC

Founded in 1939, the National Private Truck Council is the only national trade association exclusively representing the interests of the private truck industry and corporate/business private truck fleet management. With an actively engaged leadership team of Board representatives, member volunteers and staff, NPTC in the past decade has grown significantly to serve a rising professional class of private fleet practitioners meeting the challenges of modern corporate transportation. NPTC is the leading learning resource center, government affairs advocate, and business networking culture for America’s top private fleet and supplier member companies. The Council produces benchmarking, best practices, and economic data reports on the private fleet market; administers the highly regarded Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) training program, and conducts some of the most successful events in the trucking industry including the Annual Conference and Trade Show, the Private Fleet Management Institute, and the National Safety Conference. For more information about the Council’s activities and programs, visit our website at

About J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Since its beginning as a one-man consulting firm in 1953, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has grown to become the most respected name in safety and regulatory compliance. Now over 1,400 associates strong, J. J. Keller serves over 600,000 customers — including over 90% of the Fortune 1000® companies. The company’s subject-matter expertise spans nearly 1,500 topics, and its diverse solutions include ELogs and mobile technology; training via online courses, streaming video or DVD; online management tools; managed services; consulting services; online and print publications; forms and supplies. Transportation professionals rely on J. J. Keller’s in-house expertise and wide selection of products and services to reduce risk and improve regulatory compliance, performance management, and operational efficiency. For more information, visit

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