PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 -- HELP Inc. (HELP), the provider of PrePass and other commercial vehicle safety services, is bolstering its staff leadership with the addition of Mark Doughty, an organizational management and business planning expert, to serve as the organization's Chief Operating Officer effective March 11, 2013.
For the last several years, Mr. Doughty has served as the COO of Contractor Management Services where he helped lead the company's growth through creative strategic and business planning, along with managing the introduction of service offerings for new vertical markets in the transportation sector.
"HELP is fortunate to hire someone of Mark's caliber and experience for this key position," said Karen Rasmussen, president and CEO of HELP. "Mark has extensive experience in truck transportation, the owner/operator management field and in financial services. His strong financial and business planning skills are perfectly suited to those areas that are key to HELP's ability to increase trucking safety, productivity and regulatory compliance."
As COO, Mr. Doughty will be responsible for business planning and financial management, as well as assisting in day-to-day oversight of HELP's service offerings.
Mr. Doughty's professional experience in transportation includes a decade as president of Moody's Quick Inc. and Quick Product Solutions, providers of nationwide transportation services as well as warehousing, packaging and distribution in Arizona and New York. Mr. Doughty began his career at Discover Financial Services where he served in several executive positions over a 13-year period.
He has served as chairman of the Arizona Employers Council, on the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) Leadership Council and on the Arizona Information Technology Authorization Committee. Mr. Doughty also serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Arizona Trucking Association.
Mr. Doughty holds both a Bachelors degree and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He resides in the Phoenix area with his wife Monique and their two children.
HELP Inc. (HELP) is transportation's premier, not-for-profit partnership. Its mission is to improve highway safety and efficiency. HELP ensures its initiatives benefit the public and private sectors through a board comprised of an equal number of public officials and commercial vehicle operators. HELP provides each state with control over its service offerings to accommodate each jurisdiction's unique needs, staffing and enforcement priorities. HELP's investment of more than $400 million has sped the deployment of ITS and has improved safety, air quality and highway preservation.
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