Retired Army leader to present at ATD 2014

September 30, 2013

Honore (1)Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré (U.S. Army Ret.), commander of the Joint Task Force Katrina and Global Preparedness Authority, will provide keynote remarks during the 2014 American Truck Dealers (ATD) Convention & Expo next January in New Orleans.

As commander of the task force, ATD says Honoré led the Defense Department’s response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. He also planned responses to hurricanes Floyd (1999); Lilli and Isidore (2002); Isabel (2003); and Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne (2004). In addition, he oversaw the military response to the Space Shuttle Columbia Tragedy and the Washington, DC sniper shootings.

Honoré will speak at the ATD luncheon/general session at 12:15 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27, at the convention center. ATD says other speakers are Philip Byrd, incoming chairman of the American Trucking Associations, and ATD Chairman Dick Witcher, chief executive officer of Minuteman Trucks in Walpole, Mass.

The 51st annual ATD convention runs concurrently with the NADA Convention & Expo. ATD dealers and their managers can attend the NADA general sessions and workshops. All attendees who register by Oct. 7 will receive a $150 discount from the onsite rate. For more information or to register, visit

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