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Adrienne Gildea is CVSA’s New Deputy Executive Director

Executive Director Collin B. Mooney has selected Adrienne Gildea as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) new deputy executive director, effective Feb. 15, 2016. Adrienne has been with CVSA since 2011 as the director of policy and government affairs.

“I have worked with Adrienne at CVSA since 2011, when she joined our team as the director of policy and government affairs and am fully confident that she will continue to be an asset to this organization as its deputy executive director,” said CVSA Executive Director Collin B. Mooney, CAE. “Adrienne has demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of commercial surface transportation safety practices, specifications and policies, and knowledge of emerging national and international trends in commercial surface transportation. She is hard working, exercises sound and ethical judgement, and is devoted to growing the strategic initiatives that are key to fulfilling the mandate, mission, vision and values of CVSA.”

Adrienne has more than a decade of experience in the transportation policy field. For the past five years, as CVSA’s director of policy and government affairs, Adrienne represented the Alliance on Capitol Hill, assisted with policy development and messaging, and worked to advance commercial motor vehicle safety. Prior to joining CVSA, Adrienne was a senior associate at a public affairs firm, where she managed a national freight advocacy coalition.

“I believe the positive working relationships I’ve developed with our internal and external stakeholders will be an asset as I continue my commitment to this organization and an overall culture of improved transportation safety,” said CVSA Deputy Executive Director Adrienne Gildea. “I am honored to have been selected to serve as the Alliance’s second in command and look forward to my continued future with CVSA.”

As CVSA’s deputy executive director, Adrienne will support the Alliance by providing leadership and direction, responding to the needs of the membership, working collaboratively with internal and external international stakeholders, and assisting in planning and management of fiscal, human and information resources to ensure effective development and evaluation of policies and programs toward the achievement of CVSA’s mission, vision and goals.

Capitalizing on her in-depth understanding of governmental protocol, policies and procedures, and private sector regulatory issues and concerns as it pertains to commercial motor vehicle safety and enforcement programs, Adrienne will continue to work with appropriate legislative members, ensure CVSA provides testimony on public hearings affecting commercial motor vehicle safety and enforcement, and coordinate the policy development and government affairs activities of the Alliance.