The National Minority Trucking Association (NMTA) is proud to introduce the first annual “Opportunities for Minority Truckers” Expo. e invite you to be a part of a defining movement in the logistics industry to improve the access, resources, and business acumen of the fastest growing population of truckers.
The National Minority Trucking Association is committed to assisting all minorities with
establishing, maintaining and growing successful businesses in and pertaining to the trucking
and transportation industry. In today’s Trucking Industry, there seems to be limited resources
available to minorities for consultation, assistance and advocacy. In many cases, owners of
minority trucking companies as well as minority owner operators and company drivers have
many years of industry experience, but lack the resources necessary to establish, maintain and
grow a trucking company. Since the deregulation of the trucking industry just a few decades ago,
the industry has made great strides in enabling aspiring entrepreneurs to have a fair opportunity at building their businesses in the trucking industry. However, without the proper resources, minorities will continue to be at a disadvantage.
The National Minority Trucking Association is dedicated to providing resources, consulting,
education and training along with numerous benefits to minorities in trucking and transportation to enable them to compete and prosper in an ever changing industry.
NMTA also acts as a primary resource center and advocate for minorities in trucking and
transportation through our partnerships, affiliations, services and member benefits. NMTA also
fosters employment opportunities through our various partners within the transportation industry.
We will promote fair and equal opportunity employment for those minorities who qualify and are
seeking employment in the trucking and transportation industry.
Helping Truckers succeed through education, innovation and technology via tailored resources
and strategic partnerships.
NMTA will be the preeminent and most comprehensive resource to the transportation industry.
Include, but are not limited to, the following:
• To represent the interests of current and prospective minority trucking and transportation
• To encourage and assist minority students in entering the trucking profession;
• To promote and develop the professional skills of our members;
• To negotiate on behalf of our members with any organization or business that impacts the
trucking and transportation industry.
• To act as a primary resource and advocate for our members through our services,
membership benefits and partnerships.
• To provide and foster a positive and professional image for the trucking industry
• To ensure long-term financial stability and provide adequate resources to our members
• To promote safety on our nation’s highways.
The national and local programs offered are designed to support the overall goals and
objectives of the Association. These programs provide support to, and create opportunities
for, professionals and students seeking levels of accomplishment in the fields of trucking and
Meet the Team
CEO & Founder
Kevin Reid is a native of Tampa, Florida and has worked in the transportation industry for over 20 years. He served as CEO of an Atlanta based Courier Company before becoming a consultant in the trucking industry. Kevin then co-founded a Georgia based intermodal trucking company where he served as Sr. Vice President. While serving in various industry positions, Kevin was motivated to launch NMTA as he discovered a void in this particular segment of the transportation industry.
Carnell Burlock is a successful Business Development professional with over 15 years representing companies in the IT, Biotech, and Medical Diagnostic sectors. He brings a wealth of experience in high level contract negotiation, relationship sales, and business management, growth, and commercialization strategies. Mr. Burlock is also a highly esteemed and certified secondary teacher and has taught everything from Algebra, Biology, and Anthropology to US History, International Studies, and African American History. Mr. Burlock is a Chicagoland native, but has made Atlanta his home since his entry
into Morehouse College after high school.
Vice President Marketing
Karen Hosey is an accomplished corporate executive highly proficient in marketing
communication, staff training, process improvement and strategic planning. She has over 30 years experience in sales and marketing and served as the VP of Sales and Marketing for a $250M vertical channel and sales division. She has adeptly bridged culture and trust gaps in corporate mergers, built strong teams and exceeded goals and expectation in every endeavor. Her sales and marketing experience helps drive revenue and increase an organization’s brand presence in the marketplace.
Kimberly, having possessed a strong entrepreneurial spirit of her own and armed with a well-rounded professional work experience garnered from her work experience with Xerox, opened a successful shared office facility, in New Jersey, providing secretarial support services to small businesses both in house and outside of her facility.
Upon relocating to Georgia, Kimberly worked in several positions including Office Manager, Sales & Marketing and Human Resource Management positions for a few companies, until she became an integral part of the NMTA ream. Kimberly also worked for some time as a personal assistant to the late Coretta Scott King.
Kimberly is a native of Orange, New Jersey, however, she attended Ramapo Sr., High School in Pomona, New York. She relocated to the Atlanta area in 1998.
CEO & Founder
Dan Khan has 13+ years in Logistics, Freight Forwarding for Ground, Air and Ocean.
With 10+ years in Sales with a specialty in the Corporate Setting.
Dan is a man of great integrity and passionate for helping others succeed.
Business Development/ Contract Instructor
Stacy Vaughn has over twenty years of experience as former Government Service (GS) Employee & as Federal contractor for the Department of Defense (DoD). From Independent Business Consultant & now Entrepreneur, she has a proven track record directing all phases of operations and program/project management. She has a strong and diverse background in networking, business development, strategic planning, contract management and marketing for various size businesses wanting to get into government contracting.
Stacy mentors diverse/minority high school and college students. She is co-creator of a Small Business Networking Breakfast held once a month in metro Atlanta. She coaches one on one and facilitates group workshops, seminars for various businesses in learning the government contracting process and procedure.
A native of California, she currently resides in the Atlanta area with her husband.
Director of Veteran Affairs
Roger Vaughn served 20 years in the Air Force and has in-depth experience with other government agencies. He has a diverse background from Department of Defense (DoD) contracting (CSC & ISS) to Independent Business Consultant. He has extensive knowledge of business process and procedures, strives for excellent customer service and building long term relationships. He is detailed and results-oriented with exceptional leadership, writing and communication skills, as well as a well-organized planner. Expertise includes project management, logistics support and management, business development, purchasing, and consulting.
Roger mentors fellow veterans on “transitioning” from Uniform to Suit. He serves on social enterprise: “TeamVeteran,” giving back to fellow veterans all over the USA. He teaches and facilitates workshops, seminars on the government contracting process and procedure.
A native of Arkansas, Roger currently resides in the Atlanta area with his wife.
Regional Director (MW)
Patricia C. Shaw is the Owner & Vice President of CLR AUTO TRANSPORT CORPORATION.
Originally from Santiago, Chile in South America, Patricia Shaw began her career in the transportation industry as soon as she arrived in the states in 1991. Working for a small transportation company on the west coast, she honed her customer service skills and gained her operations knowledge as a client service representative to the fleet industry. Approached in 2005 by Mr. Chester L. La Pierre to join the CLR AUTO TRANSPORT team, Patricia jumped at the chance to be part of a company whose main focus has been customer care and providing the best value to the fleet industry. Her extensive experience in transportation operations and knowledge of the fleet industry along with her guidance and vision for success are key valuable assets she brings to the success of CLR AUTO TRANSPORT as well as innovation.