Developed in 2016, the TRAA Legislative Advocacy Network® (TRAA LAN®) is a unified group of representatives, from various regions across the country, with the goal of addressing legislation impacting towing industry. The TRAA LAN® tracks and develops action plans for both state and national legislative initiatives. They also engage the towing industry in an organized grass-roots campaign to contact representatives and senators in their districts on urgent/pending legislative matters. Our goal is to build a better future for the towing industry.

TRAA LAN® Purpose:

  • To formulate a network of dedicated, energetic towing professionals across the country willing to engage in legislative matters on a federal, state, or local level at the direction of the TRAA LAN® and TRAA.
  • To develop an email network of towing professionals across the country to be engaged when a legislative matter is urgent, and a grass roots effort is required.
  • This network of professionals, as outlined above, shall be known as the “Advocacy Collective of Towers™” (ACT)
  • To coordinate with industry manufacturers, industry partners and interdisciplinary partners to accomplish the above goals and to work cooperatively with the same.
  • To monitor legislative issues that may impact the towing industry and to inform the TRAA Cabinet of any potential legislative concerns.
  • To research and formulate an industry position on legislative matters and develop a plan to implement the position for approval
TRAA LAN® Regional Map
Current TRAA LAN® Members
TRAA Legislative Chairperson William Johnson (413) 575-3104
Mid-West Jeff Roskopf (262) 251-0600
Mid-West Marci Gratzianna (630) 546-8136
Mountain George Connolly (303) 619-4949
Mountain Joanne Blyton (406) 698-2300
Northeast John Borowski (413) 575-9333
Northeast John Direnzo (508) 865-1802
Pacific (Member at Large) George Kuntz (701) 258-0451
Pacific (Member at Large) Linda Unruh (575) 403-7000
Southeast Lee Roberts (859) 294-5566
Southeast Chad Yarbrough (912) 429-1513
Southwest Jeffrey Godwin (817) 300-1040
Southwest Larry Cernosek (832) 655-5738
Motor Club Vacant    
Lobbying Representative Brian Riker (570) 228-6210
Manufacturer Sanjeev Kuriakose (301) 745-5616 
Manufacturer Vacant    
TRAA Executive Director Cynthia Martineau (888) 392-9300

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!