Cabinet & Staff

According to our bylaws, TRAA is governed by both an Executive Cabinet and a Board of Directors.
  • The Executive Cabinet members serve as advisors to the President and oversee the regular business of the association.
  • The Board of Directors is comprised of Affiliate State Directors, the Executive Cabinet (see below), and TRAA Founders (must be regular members in standing). The Board of Directors serve an important role in overseeing the direction of the association and, in the case of Affiliate State Directors, represent the interests of their own state members on a federal level.

Executive Cabinet 2022-2024
  • President: Joanne Blyton, MT
  • 1st Vice-President: William Johnson, MA
  • 2nd Vice-President: George Kuntz, ND
  • 3rd Vice-President: Vaughn Gobel, OH
  • 4th Vice-President: James Jennings, FL
  • Treasurer: Michael Wildman, OR
  • Associate Member Representative: Linda Unruh, NM
  • Presidential Appointee: Jim Dusenberry, MT
  • Presidential Appointee: Chad Yarbrough, GA
  • Past President: Jeff Roskopf, WI
  • WTRAA Representative: Gay Rochester, NC
Association Staff

Cynthia J. Martineau
Executive Director

Elizabeth Martineau-Dupuis
Director of Education

Who We Are

TRAA is the national association representing the U.S. towing and recovery industry. We act as the "voice of America's towing industry" by offering representation, education, and leadership at the federal level. Much of our focus is on representing the interests of the towing and recovery industry on Capitol Hill including promoting positive legislation and opposing potentially negative legislation. TRAA is the industry's watchdog on Capitol Hill!