Meet the Staff
Guy E. Young
Guy E. Young accepted the position of President & CEO in October 2016. He has more than thirty years of experience in trade association and transportation management including industry safety, compliance and training.
A graduate of Auburn University, he has worked in all facets of the transportation management in for-profit and non-profit entities. With Guy’s previous experience at the GMTA, grant writing and business background; experience in the industry at an association level all add up as a huge value to the trucking industry and the Kentucky Trucking Association.
Young is a recognized expert on safety and regulatory compliance issues, developing educational seminars, training materials and member services programs. He has directed and coordinated safety outreach programs. He has a strong track record of working closely with other safety organizations and government agencies including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Georgia Department of Public Safety, Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, NETS, Operation Lifesaver of Georgia, and Georgia Bureau of Investigation Major Theft Unit as well as the National Safety Council and the Traffic Incident Management Task Force.
Young is a native of Gulf Shores, Alabama, attended Auburn University and holds a B.S. degree in Transportation and Physical Distribution. He lives in Johns Creek, Georgia with his wife, Tina, and they have two children. Their son, Patrick, is a graduate of the University of Georgia and now a first-year dental student at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Their daughter, Perry, is a sophomore at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Director of Communications
Melissa Zink is an 18+ year veteran of the trucking industry. Upon starting her career in Lexington, KY; she has been involved in service, sales, customer support and departmental management positions within the trucking industry.
Melissa has a great work ethic and an outgoing personality, she is sure to be an asset to the Kentucky Trucking Association as Director of Communications. Her duties include member communications, event planning and advertising sales, as well as receivable/payable responsibilities.
She currently resides in Lanesville, Indiana with her husband Barry, son Dylan and an older son, Tyler that lives in New Pekin, Indiana. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and anything that can be done outdoors. Contact her today for any Allied Member inquiries.