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William “Bill” Johnson

William “Bill” Johnson
Pleasant Street Auto Body & Repair
South Hadley, Massachusetts

Give an example of how nominee has shared expertise with fellow tow operators.

When he assumed the role of President of Statewide Towing Association (STA) in 2002, Mr. Johnson made a commitment to further the goals of his state’s towing industry – and he has. In addition to his activism in Massachusetts, Bill regularly shares his knowledge by hosting seminars throughout the country, including for American Towman in Baltimore, CTTA in California and the Tow Summit to name a few. He strengthened STA’s lobbying efforts and formed a PAC fund to support STA legislative initiatives.

Provide details of at least one instance when the nominee has effected positive change in the industry.

His efforts include Public Relations for STA, having served on the Massachusetts Governors Public Safety Task Force, and the Towing Services Rotation Committee. Under his leadership, STA formed the Statewide Towing Academy to provide education and training for the industry.

How has the nominee served as a role model or mentor to younger tow operators?

Most importantly, Mr. Johnson has made a definitive effort to recruit the next generation of towing company owners and involve them in the association. Several younger towing company owners (or son’s of owners) now serve on the STA board. This planning for the association’s future will ensure consistent representation for Massachusetts towing companies for future years.

What leadership roles within the industry has the nominee held?

STA President since 2002
Named to Hall of Fame, Class of 2013
Co-chaired National Rotation Standard Committee
Active in TRAA

 

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