Welcome to the American Moving & Storage Association, the national trade association for the professional moving industry. Based in the Washington, D.C., area, AMSA supports consumer-friendly policies and represents the interests of the moving and storage industry.

AMSA represents approximately 3,500 members, including interstate moving and storage companies and local and 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.

We offer a complete range of services to our members, including federal government advocacy, compliance services, professional education and certification programs, industry data and statistics, loss and damage claim arbitration, and publications that can keep you well-informed about the latest news and trends affecting your business.

Thank you to all our members for helping to 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.

AMSA Staff

John Becker

Vice President, 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, CMP

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.

Jakelyne Cardoza

Manager, Arbitration and Member Products & Services
(703) 706-4996

  • Processes and fulfills
    product orders
  • Maintains data for membership and products & services
  • Assists with member customer service and annual dues renewals

David Cummings

Accounting Manager
(703) 706-4977

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

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.

Katie McMichael

Director of Government Affairs
(703) 706-4971

Served on the staff of former U.S. Representative John L. Mica (R-Fla.) as a district office representative. Responsible for advocating on behalf of AMSA members before Congress and federal agencies.

Paul Milotte

Vice President,
Government Affairs
(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.

Kim Reeder

Manager, Rate Filing Services
(703) 706-4972

Manages AMSA’s Rate Filing services which includes 3 separate filings for GSA/DOD and quarterly reports for GSA. Works with John Becker on Government Affairs communications regarding rate filing schedules, updates and deadlines. Serves as primary staff liaison to AMSA’s Safety Committee.

Stephanie Elko Thomas

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

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

Creative Services Manager
(703) 706-4984

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