KTA Executive Staff

Rick Taylor
President / CEO

Rick Taylor was named the President/CEO of the Kentucky Trucking Association on October 2, 2018.  Prior to this position, Mr. Taylor served the Commonwealth of Kentucky for nearly 27 years. Much of his service was in the Transportation Cabinet where he held various positions including the Assistant Director and Director of the Division of Motor Carriers and for the past 10 years he has served as the Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Vehicle Regulation.

During his tenure, he focused on administrative regulations, legislative issues, constituent concerns, process improvement, modernization of systems, and reducing expenditures.  He served on various organizational committees with the International Fuel Tax Association (IFTA) and the International Registration Plan (IRP).  In 2016 he was elected to the IFTA Board of Trustees to represent the Southeast Region.

“I am very excited to lead this organization and I appreciate the opportunity to serve the motor carrier industry of Kentucky.  KTA is very special to me and my family as my wife’s grandfather, O. B. Arnold, was President for 10 years.  The transportation industry is going to see substantial changes over the next decade and we want to be a partner with government and industry leaders in this process,” Rick told our members at the Annual Leadership & Management Conference last month.

Mr. Taylor attended the University of Kentucky where he received a BBA with a major in Finance in 1991 and in 2011 he graduated from the Leadership Kentucky program.  He is from Owensboro, Kentucky and he has been a resident of Frankfort for the past 24 years.  He and his wife, Tiphanie, have been married for 22 years and they have three sons; Tre, Ty, and Coen.

Bethany Blair
Marketing Manager

Bethany Blair has joined the team as the Marketing Manager for Kentucky Trucking Association. From Shelbyville, KY, Bethany Blair is a proud graduate of Georgetown College where she was inspired to pursue a career in marketing after working diligently within the athletics world and has a passion for helping brands showcase what it truly important. Prior to working at Kentucky Trucking Association, she was the Student Assistant Sports Information Director at Georgetown College where she was responsible for social media presence, developing a connected brand, and various public relation needs. Within her time at Georgetown, she participated in the Disney College Program and was also a recipient of the Brad Davis Game Administration Award for her work in the athletics department. In her free time, she can be found reading, taking photos, or spending time with family.