The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has named Rod Nofziger as its chief operating officer.
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OOIDA Chief Operating Officer Rod Nofziger
Nofziger has worked for OOIDA for more than 12 years, most recently at the Association’s national headquarters in Missouri as the chief of staff and special assistant to the president.
Previously, Nofziger worked out of OOIDA’s Washington, DC, office where he served as the director of government affairs. In that role he led efforts to advocate for the interests of the Association’s membership on Capitol Hill and with federal agencies.
A native of Indiana, Nofziger’s father was a driver for a small over-the-road trucking company. Nofziger holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Hillsdale College and a Master’s Degree in Education from Goucher College.
As chief operating officer, Nofziger will manage and oversee the business activities of the Association under the direction of OOIDA President Jim Johnston and its Board of Directors. Nofziger will also assist OOIDA’s Executive Vice President Todd Spencer, who leads the organization’s national legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts.
“Rod possesses a mixture of skills and experience that uniquely prepares him for his new role at OOIDA,” said Johnston. “In addition to his business acumen he has shown a true dedication to OOIDA’s mission to fight for the rights of small-business truckers and professional truck drivers.”
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