Welcome to the American Moving & Storage Association, the national trade association for the professional moving industry. Based in the Washington, D.C., area, AMSA’s mission is to represent the interest of the domestic and international moving and storage industry and to help the customers it serves.

The moving industry is unique because we are the freight haulers who move people. In the midst of life-changing transitions, we are responsible for transporting and caring for the precious possessions of millions of families, including those who serve our nation’s military, along with fine art and the priceless collections of public institutions, and the high technology equipment that keeps the economy running, and in some cases, saves lives.

AMSA represents approximately 3,500 members, including interstate moving and storage companies, local movers, international movers plus industry suppliers and state association members. AMSA supports effective government regulations and policies that protect consumers while allowing members to provide quality service at compensatory prices, and we work to ensure that consumers understand the value of professional moving and storage services.

Because our association is member-driven, we offer a complete range of services, including federal government representation, legal and tax assistance, professional education and certification programs, financial and statistical reporting, loss and damage claim dispute arbitration. and publications designed to keep you well-informed about the latest news and trends affecting your business.

Please join us in helping the industry represent your interests in the corridors of power, and in helping you maintain the highest standards of professional conduct and service.

Scott Michael
AMSA President and CEO

Scott Michael

President & CEO
(703) 683-7418

Leads and represents the professional moving industry’s national trade association, and has been the industry's primary liaison to the Department of Defense, GSA and other government agencies. Previously served as AMSA's vice president for membership and has held other positions with AMSA and the American Movers Conference during the past two decades.

AMSA Staff Contacts

John Becker

Director, Military Policy
(703) 706-4993

Develops AMSA’s military policy positions & educates members on DoD & GSA personal property rules & procedures. Serves as staff liaison to AMSA's Government Traffic Committee. Prior to joining AMSA, John spent 25 years in Traffic Management for the Air Force & DoD serving in locations worldwide.

Racquel Codling

Director, Meetings & Sales
(703) 706-4965

Plans and implements AMSA’s annual conference and expo, Capitol Hill event, and board and committee meetings. Also manages exhibitor, sponsorship and advertising opportunities. Oversees the Summit Award and serves as staff liaison to the Supplier Committee.

David Cummings

Accounting Manager
(703) 706-4977

  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Process/apply incoming payments
  • Accounts payable;
    vendor payments
  • Banking; reconciliation of
    daily activity

Stephanie Elko

Membership Manager
(703) 706-4989

  • Manage the new membership applications & annual billing
  • Maintain & update member contact information
  • Manage CMC & COIC certification programs
  • Serve as staff liaison for 40Below

Ricardo Escobar

Manager, Compliance Services / Products and Services
(703) 706-4996

  • Manage Household Goods Dispute Settlement Program (Arbitration)
  • Manage process & fulfillment of product orders
  • Process & file Form BOC-3 (Designation of Process Agents) with the FMCSA

Jacquelyn Ganskopp, CPA

Chief Financial Officer
(703) 706-4990

Oversees all accounting, auditing, budgeting, financial, pension & investment activities, plus central service functions including human resources, information technology, purchasing & building services.

Samantha Ha

Senior Director of Membership
(703) 706-4994

Oversee all membership services, including the membership database & annual billing, as well as compliance services & ProMover certification.

Michael Keaton

Senior Director of Communications
(703) 706-4986

  • Oversees media relations, marketing, website, social media, education & conference activities
  • Sets the strategic vision for AMSA's consumer, member & industry communications
  • Serves as the liaison with the Communications Advisory Committee (CAC)

Ruebush Lamb

Manager, ProMover and Compliance
(703) 706-4972

  • Manage member screening prior
    to approval
  • Compile industry statistical data
    & studies
  • Oversee & provide support to the 400NG program

Paul Milotte

Vice President,
Government Relations
(703) 706-4991

Paul joined AMSA after serving nearly 10 years as senior transportation policy advisor for Rep. Don Young. He oversees congressional and regulatory outreach and advocacy on behalf of the AMSA’s approximately
3,500 members.

Rachel Peretz

Director of Marketing and
Business Development
(703) 706-4961

As a marketing leader for more than 18 years, Rachel manages all marketing communications and information for AMSA members and consumers, including digital and print. She also manages the Chairman’s Circle and Member Discount Partner sponsorships.

Pamela Polley

Executive Assistant
(703) 706-4976

  • Maintains CEO's schedule by planning & scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences & travel
  • Conserves CEO's time by reading & routing correspondence; drafting letters & documents; initiating telecommunications
  • Acting as the point of contact between the CEO & internal & external clients

MaryScott Tuck

Director of Training and Certification
(703) 706-4985

Develops and delivers all educational trainings, including the highly-rated Leaders Program, plus CPL, CMC, COIC and RIM. Before joining AMSA, MaryScott was a third-generation mover in a family-owned business, where she started as a packer and later served as executive vice president.

Wayne Whitaker

Marketing and E-Media Manager
(703) 706-4984

  • Graphic/mulitimedia designer for all marketing & communications, conferences and publications
  • Webmaster
  • Videographer/photographer