Date Posted

June 30, 2020

New organizational changes in the AMTA have brought together an even more powerful team to help you get the most out of your membership, access specific information relating to carrier safety and compliance, claims management, workforce development, or obtain a quote for direct-to-member services such as facility rentals and training.  

Cliff Litke, (former IRT Coordinator) will be leading the Workplace Support team as Acting Manager. Joining will be Kristen Picken (Customer Service Representative) and Oriana Kolonsky (Industry Workforce Advisor).  

In May 2019, the AMTA introduced Industry Workforce as a new advisory service. Led by the Industry Workforce Advisor, Oriana Kolonsky is a labour/workforce strategist, legislative and policy expert who promotes industry inclusivity, works to enhance industry imagery and provides recruitment, retention and attraction supports. Oriana has a legal, immigration and labour relations background. She came to the AMTA after leaving the Government of Alberta and enjoys the outdoors, fishing, off-roading and spending time with her loved ones and two furry friends. 

Kristen Picken is a passionate Customer Service Representative who provides employer member services, reception and internal support, procurement and leads the AMTA Driver of the Month program. Kristen has won numerous customer service awards for exemplary work and previously served as a bus driver and dispatcher prior to her role at the AMTA.  This lady has a love for outdoors, her three children and anything that involves chocolate. Did we mention her husband is a Class 1 driver for Caron Transport? 

Cliff Litke is a born and bred Albertan whose passion is elite customer service and member engagement with a focus on driver development, leading regional meetings, the AMTA Chronicle newsletter and facilitytraining and simulator rentals. Cliff came to the AMTA as a third-generation transportation professional with over 32 years of experience behind him.  From starting out as a Class 1 city P&D driver to LTL and TL sales in Western Canada before taking on a role of Terminal Manager, LCV, PDIC & TDG instructor for 10 years.  You can find Cliff hanging out with his family, working on his acreage or indulging in hockey, fitness and golf.