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Debi Boffa Elected to Truckers Against Trafficking Board

TA’s new CEO will help mobilize transportation industries in the fight against the issue
Debi Boffa

Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) elected TravelCenters of America (TA) CEO Debi Boffa to its board of directors at its quarterly meeting.

TAT works with the trucking, bus and energy industries to combat human trafficking. As a TAT board member, Boffa will help guide the organization’s strategies, contributing more than 25 years of experience and expertise to mobilize members of the transportation industries in the fight against human trafficking.

Truckers Against Trafficking addresses one of the most important issues facing the transportation industry,” said Debi Boffa, CEO of TA. “Our travel centers are located along the nation’s busy interstates and our team members serve as the eyes and ears of our highways. At TA, we educate and empower our team members to take action to combat this crime, and we remain committed to helping TAT continue its important work.”

Boffa’s appointment to the TAT board continues TA’s legacy of raising awareness about the harsh realities of human trafficking and underscores a shared vision to create a safer industry, according to TA.

“Debi has an inherent passion for fostering safety and heightening awareness of human trafficking in the hundreds of TA and Petro travel centers and their surrounding communities,” said Esther Goetsch, executive director at TAT. “Her leadership and voice will be an invaluable asset to the organization as we continue driving forward our important mission.”

TA’s work with TAT dates back more than a decade and has included several initiatives to increase awareness and raise funds to combat human trafficking. TA provides training to its nearly 19,000 team members, focused on recognizing signs of human trafficking and taking action. Most recently, TA raised more than $50,000 for TAT at its annual charity golf outing in August and also hosted the Freedom Drivers Project at its TA London, Ohio location.

  • TravelCenters of America is No. 29 on CSP’s 2023 Top 202 ranking of U.S. convenience-store chains by company-owned store count.

TravelCenters of America, acquired by bp in May, is operator and franchisor of the TA, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express travel center brands. The Westlake, Ohio-based company has more than 280 locations nationwide.

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