Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

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For Immediate Release

OOIDA Announces Growth of Communications Team

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announces the addition of George O’Connor to its Washington, DC office as Director of Communications.  He will share responsibility in advancing the Association’s government affairs agenda and growing the organization’s communications reach on behalf of OOIDA members.

“George brings with him over a decade of experience in the policy, political, and communications space and we have all the confidence in the world that he’ll be an integral part of our advocacy efforts on behalf of small business truckers across America,” said Collin Long, Director of Government Affairs at OOIDA.

Mr. O’Connor joins OOIDA after more than 13 years of experience in Washington, most recently as Vice President at a public relations firm.  He previously served as a political appointee in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Public Affairs and served multiple Members of Congress in political, policy, and communications capacities.

In recognition of his communications leadership, Mr. O’Connor was honored for his distinguished service managing public engagement throughout the COVID-19 health emergency while serving in the U.S. Department of Transportation. He was responsible for leading interagency coordination efforts on behalf of the Department to ensure clear, consistent public health messaging to key transportation organizations and workforces including trucking, airline, maritime, rail, and transit sectors.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to join such a dedicated and talented team at OOIDA in advocating on behalf of the small business truckers across America who keep our supply chain moving,” said Mr. O’Connor.

Mr. O’Connor holds a BA in Philosophy from Villanova University and an MA in Public Management from Johns Hopkins University. He is originally from York, PA.

OOIDA’s Washington office is also staffed by Director of Legislative Affairs Bryce Mongeon, Director of Federal Affairs Jay Grimes and Director of Security Operations Doug Morris.  OOIDA’s advocacy efforts are led by Collin Long, Director of Government Affairs. At OOIDA headquarters is Norita Taylor, APR, Director of Public Relations.

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