The Commercial Vehicle Training Association Board of Directors has named Victoria Slatton the new executive director of the organization.
She will assist in managing the association's day-to-day operations, as well as oversee the group's membership outreach, communication strategy, and the general implementation of the CVTA’s long-term goals.
Slatton is an attorney who spent three years running an immigration law firm in Washington, D.C. before transitioning to a director position at a non-profit advocacy organization. With her background in digital advocacy, grassroots organizing, and non-profit management, she plans to build on the success of CVTA’s current operations and provide additional resources to members in the future, according to a statement from the CVTA.
“My goal in this new role and for the organization generally is to expand on the incredible work of CVTA and provide additional streamlined benefits and guidance to our members, including online resources and direction," said Slatton in a statement issued today by the CVTA. "I believe my background in advocacy and digital literacy will allow me to employ creative methods to provide our members with the best service possible. As a former small business owner, I understand the challenges individuals are facing in these changing times. This combined with my background in advocacy puts me in the unique position of employing every tool at our disposal to fight for our members on Capitol Hill and beyond."
After graduating law school and passing the California Bar Exam, Slatton began her career at the Department of Homeland Security where she worked at USCIS as an asylum officer. She also worked at the U.S. State Department where she worked with and monitored various organizations receiving federal grants. She founded Stilwell & Slatton, PLLC in 2017 where she built her firm from the ground up and successfully maintained and represented hundreds of clients. She has spent the past two years as the digital director of America’s Voice, a non-profit advocacy group in Washington, D.C.
“I’m optimistic about the future of CVTA and what my skill set can bring to our members," she said. "I believe we are at a crossroads in the industry and have the opportunity to expand, grow, and fight for commercial truck driver training programs throughout the country.
"I am honored at this opportunity and will always strive to put the needs of our members first.”
CVTA is the largest association representing commercial truck driver training programs in the United States. Its members represent over 72 schools with over 320 training locations in 43 states and train over 100,000 commercial drivers annually.