OOIDA strengthens Washington office with two new appointments

| 2/4/2005

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announces two new staff appointments to its Washington, DC, government affairs office.

Joining the nation’s largest representative organization for professional truckers are Michael P. Joyce and Melissa M. Theriault. Both will be responsible for contributing to the association’s lobbying and legislative activities, and will join OOIDA Government Relations Representative Rod Nofziger, who has been with OOIDA’s Washington staff for two years.

Joyce was most recently chief of staff in the office of U.S. Rep. Mac Collins, R-GA, who is a member of the Ways and Means, Select Intelligence, and Budget Committees. Joyce also brings considerable transportation experience gained during his previous position as legislative director for former U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster, R-PA, who served as chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee during his terms in office. Joyce is a graduate of Gettysburg College in management and political science.

Melissa Theriault joins OOIDA after several years of Capitol Hill experience as a House of Representatives legislative staff assistant to both the majority subcommittee on Highways, Transit and Pipelines and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Theriault is a public relations and political science graduate of the University of Miami.

OOIDA’s Washington office is located 122 C Street NW, just two blocks from the U.S. Capitol Building and next door to the U.S. Department of Labor.