Dick Thomas, founder of Priority Dispatch, is one of the founding members of the CLDA (formaly the MCAA). Dick is a former member of CLDA/MCAA’s Board of Directors, a member of its Hall of Fame, has received a Distinguished Service Award and is currently serving on its Advisory Committee.

The Customized Logistics and Delivery Association (CLDA) is the voice of the customized logistics and delivery industry, representing those who keep the wheels of commerce rolling in North America. CLDA is the largest trade association in the industry providing time-critical and last-mile deliveries.  Since 1987, the association has promoted and advanced the professionalism of the customized logistics and delivery industry through networking, education and advocacy.

Jeff Thomas, president of Priority Dispatch, is one of the founding members of the OSTA. Jeff currently acts as president of the state-wide organization.

OSTA’s purpose is to advance the interests of Ohio-based couriers throughout the state. Its strategy includes setting direction for the future by building awareness and support for the transportation industry, along with improving the membership experience and establishing consistent standards and rules that will allow the industry in Ohio to amplify its collective voice on both the state and federal level.

Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is the nation's fifth largest chamber, representing the interests of nearly 5,000 member businesses.

  • Priority has been a member of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber since 1973.
  • Priority is the recipient of Cincinnati USA Chamber "1992 Small Business of the Year" Award.
  • Dick Thomas is a former member of the Cincinnati USA Chamber Board of Trustees.
  • Dick Thomas (1989-90) and Julie Thomas (2008-09) are graduates of Leadership Cincinnati USA, founded by the Cincinnati USA Chamber. This program is designed for established, senior leaders looking to make a difference in their communities. Alumni include many of the region's top business and community leaders.
  • Julie Thomas currently serves on the Blue Ash Advisory Council for the Cincinnati USA Chamber.