At its meeting Thursday, the OTA Board of Directors endorsed Stephen Laskowski, a 20-year veteran of the association and its current Senior Vice President, to succeed David Bradley, who will be retiring at the end of 2017.
In the meantime, Laskowski will assume the role of President of OTA, with Bradley retaining the CEO role.
OTA chairman, Scott Tilley, says “we have done our homework and it is a testament to the strength of our staff that we have chosen to promote from within. Steve has been an outstanding second-in-charge for many years and we have no doubt that he will be an outstanding leader in his own right.”
Added David Bradley: “I am thrilled for Steve and for the organization. When the day comes, there is no one I would rather see take over from me than Steve. He is passionate about the industry, dedicated and a hard worker. He has already made a significant contribution to OTA’s success over the past several years and will bring some fresh ideas to ensure OTA remains strong in the future.”
Laskowski joined OTA in 1994, and held progressively more senior jobs, becoming Senior Vice President in 2004. He is also Senior Vice President of the Canadian Trucking Alliance.
A native of Hamilton, ON, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Western ON. He and his wife Milena have one daughter and reside in Burlington, ON