C.H. Robinson has been a partner with Women In Trucking (WIT) for four years, and we’re honored to continue supporting WIT’s mission of attracting and retaining women in transportation.
Plover, WI (PRWEB) June 02, 2016
The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) is pleased to announce the continued high level support of C.H. Robinson as a Silver Level Partner. This commitment is one of the highest levels of sponsorship a company can contribute to the organization, going beyond the corporate membership in providing both funding and leadership for the board of directors.
Mary Brown, General Manager in C.H. Robinson’s Chicago Central office, has served on the board of directors since 2013. Brown currently serves on the executive committee as treasurer. In her role as General Manager, Brown is responsible for assisting in hiring new employees, providing training and education, analyzing and monitoring office productivity, and performance metrics, as well as overall office performance.
“C.H. Robinson has been a partner with Women In Trucking (WIT) for four years, and we’re honored to continue supporting WIT’s mission of attracting and retaining women in transportation,” said Brown. “I am proud of Ellen and the WIT team for all their efforts and accomplishments expanding the organization’s presence in the industry. I am excited to be a member of WIT and an advocate for positive change by engaging more women in transportation,” Brown added.
“Mary’s involvement in the organization at the board level has been invaluable,” said Ellen Voie, WIT’s President/CEO. “She and her company have been passionate about supporting the mission to increase the number of women employed in the trucking industry and have been proactive in providing opportunities and resources to advance this initiative,” Voie added.
Recent initiatives include the Accelerate! Conference and Expo to learn about critical transportation issues and trends, along with perspectives of the positive impact women can have on the industry.
C.H. Robinson accelerates global trade seamlessly and deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. Using the strengths of their knowledgeable people, proven processes and global technology, they help customers work smarter, not harder. As one of the world’s largest third-party logistics providers (3PL), they provide multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing and information services for more than 110,000 customers and 68,000 contract carriers through an integrated network of 280 offices and more than 13,000 employees. In addition, the company, Foundation and employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. For more information, visit http://www.chrobinson.com..
Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Ryder System, Inc., U.S. Xpress, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org