The Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of truck and motor coach owners within the state of Wisconsin. The association has 1,200 members, ranging from independent contractors with one truck to companies with thousands of trucks. The WMCA is affiliated with the American Trucking Associations (ATA) in Washington and works with the ATA on federal issues.
Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association
P.O. Box 44849
Madison, WI 53744-4849
Neal Kedzie – President
Phone ext. 160 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Neal Kedzie was installed as WMCA President on July 1, 2014 following the retirement of long-time President, Tom Howells. Prior to joining the WMCA, Neal was a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Senate, representing the 11th District from 2002-2014. Prior to being elected to the Senate, Neal served three terms in the 43rd District of the Wisconsin State Assembly. He has a business and communications background having formerly worked as Local Relations Representative for Wisconsin Electric Power Company and as Commercial/Industrial Coordinator for Wisconsin Southern Gas Company. He lived in the Town of LaGrange in Walworth County, where he was Town Chair from 1988 to 1998 and Town Board Supervisor from 1987 to 1988 and now resides in the Town of Middleton. Neal earned a B.S. in Communications at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater and has done Graduate degree work at UW-Whitewater.
Dan Johnson – Vice President
Phone ext. 170 – email@example.com
As WMCA Vice President, Dan handles the managerial operations of the WMCA, including state legislative and regulatory advocacy; association reports; providing industry information and resources to association members; responding to inquiries from members on industry issues or regulations; working directly with the association President and Board of Directors on the management, agenda, policies, and mission of the association as a whole; and, providing administrative services to the Wisconsin Towing Association, Wisconsin Milk Haulers Association, and Wisconsin Motor Coach Association. Prior to joining the WMCA, Dan served 17 years in the Wisconsin State Legislature as a Legislative Assistant, Research Assistant, and Senate Chief of Staff. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Kim Conradt – Safety Programs Coordinator
Phone ext. 120 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim provides a variety of services to the Association and the Wisconsin Council of Safety Supervisors and is responsible for organizing and administering Seminars, Council Meetings, the Driver of the Month/Driver of the Year Program, the annual Fleet Safety Contest, the annual President’s Safe Drivers Club Awards Event, the annual Wisconsin Truck Driving Championships, and managing Wisconsin’s Road Team. Kim has been in the transportation industry for 30 years, has her CDL, and was Terminal Manager for JBS Carriers in Green Bay. In addition, she worked for Martin Trucking and Pegasus Freight Systems and owned her own small trucking company – Badger State – in the 1990’s. Kim enjoys volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House, singing with the Madison Symphony, and is a huge Packer and Badger fan.
Vanessa Solis Townsend – Events & Communications Director
Phone: ext. 140 – email@example.com
Vanessa is responsible for coordinating WMCA’s events, social media pages, maintaining website development, producing biweekly newsletters and other communication aspects of our association. Prior to joining the WMCA team, Vanessa attended University of Texas in El Paso and worked with a transportation company. She then began her career within heavy duty dealerships throughout the Southwest. Most recently, she was an administrator for St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Tennessee.
Misty Simpson – Membership Services Coordinator
Phone: ext. 110 firstname.lastname@example.org
Misty is responsible for all Membership Services and Accounts Receivable and is the main point of contact for membership related questions and invoicing. Originally from Pasadena, CA, she decided to move to Wisconsin in July, 2018. Prior to joining the team, Misty was a medical biller for more than ten years and most recently worked as a church office administrator.