“Celebrating the accomplishments of women in our industry is central to the mission of Women In Trucking, so we’re especially pleased to recognize these industry leaders.”
PLOVER, Wis. (PRWEB) March 18, 2019
The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today its second annual list of Top Women to Watch in Transportation. The editorial staff of WIT’s Redefining the Road magazine selected these individuals for their significant career accomplishments in the past 12 to 18 months as well as their efforts to promote gender diversity.
“This year, we’ve identified 53 women who stand out as top performers in a field of highly qualified nominees,” said Brian Everett, Group Editorial Director and Publisher of Redefining the Road magazine. “They represent a diverse range of company types and a variety of roles and responsibilities, showcasing the many career opportunities for women in the transportation industry.”
The 2019 Top Women to Watch in Transportation work for motor carriers, third-party logistics companies, equipment manufacturers, retailer truck dealers, professional services companies, technology innovators, and private fleets. Their job functions include corporate management (23 percent), operations/safety (21 percent), sales/marketing (18 percent), human resources/talent management (13 percent), customer service (6 percent), engineering/product development (2 percent), and professional drivers (9 percent).
“It is exciting to see so many remarkable women not only pushing the envelope in their own careers, but also supporting women around them,” said Ellen Voie, WIT President and CEO. “Celebrating the accomplishments of women in our industry is central to the mission of Women In Trucking, so we’re especially pleased to recognize these industry leaders.”
The 2019 Top Women to Watch in Transportation:
TINA ALBERT, Assistant Plant Manager, Peterbilt Motors Company
TAMI ALLENSWORTH, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience, J.B. Hunt
LISA ANGARA, Enterprise Architect Manager, Navistar
CATHY BAUDER, Driver, Owner Operator, Steven Davis Trucking
COURTNAY BECKHAM, Sales Specialist, SelecTrucks of Atlanta/Peach State Trucks
MONA BEEDLE, Founder, Trucking Angels for Christ
JOSEPHINE BERISHA, Senior Vice President, Global Compensation and Benefits, XPO Logistics
TRACY BIRD, Branch Manager, Trimac Transportation Inc.
MELISSA (MISSY) BLAIR, Program Manager, Center for Transportation Training, Pima Community College
DONNA BOESEN, Customer Service Leader, Veriha Trucking
JENNIFER BRAUN, Vice President, Kansas City Operations, Trinity Logistics
DEBRA BRUNTON, Group Director, Maintenance, Ryder
ANGIE BUCHANAN, Vice President, Operations, Melton Truck Lines
CYNTHIA CHAMPION, Transportation Safety Manager, Martin Transport, Inc.
DAWN COCHRAN, Professional Driver, Old Dominion Freight Line
APRIL COOLIDGE, Driver/Trainer, Walmart
KELLY CARGILL CROW, External Communications Manager, FedEx Freight
MEZZALINA (LINA) DEJONGH, Branch Manager, Trimac Transportation Inc.
SHAYNE FANNING, B2B Communication & Events, Michelin North America, Inc.
SHIRLEY FOLEY, Vice President, DTS Logistics, LLC
KRISTEN FORECKI, Vice President, Operations, Convoy
TRISH GARLAND, Corporate Vice President, Strategic Services, Estes Express Lines
EMMA GELACEK, Safety Manager, Garner Trucking
MARY ANN HUDSON, Executive Vice President, Bibby Transportation Finance
TRACY JAHNEL, Controller, Sterling Transportation Services
TAMARA JALVING, Vice President, Human Resources, Holland
TRACY JONAS, Operations Manager, JX Enterprises, Inc.
CHELSEA KENDRICK, Customer Education Manager, KeepTruckin Inc.
TINA LEWIS, Director, Legal Services, TVC Pro-Driver
MARY MALONE, Vice President, Business Development, Stay Metrics
KRISSY MANZANO, Senior Director of Sales, Enterprise & Mid-Market Team, KeepTruckin Inc.
JUDY MCTIGUE, Assistant General Manager – Operations, Kenworth Truck Company
MACKENZIE MELTON, Recruiting Manager, Garner Trucking
MELISSA NISHAN, Vice President, Driver Recruiting, Epes Transport System, LLC
KATLIN OWENS, Corporate Communications Manager, CFI
JENNIFER PIATT, Elite Support and Diversity Manager, Stoops Freightliner
JENNIFER RADCLIFFE, President, Insight Technology, Inc.
MICHELLE RICHARD, Vice President, Human Resources, Saia LTL Freight
ERIKA RIOS, Retail Sales Consultant, Arrow Truck Sales
AMANDA RODRIGUEZ, Account Manager/Regional Sales Consultant, Navistar, Inc.
JANE ROSAASEN, Plant Manager – Mount Holly Truck Manufacturing Plant, Daimler Trucks North America
ROXIE SANFORD, Director, Driver Services, Winnipeg Motor Express
CRYSTAL SEQUIN, Vice President, Distribution Channel Strategy, Navistar, Inc.
LEAH SHAVER, Chief Operating Officer, The National Transportation Institute
SHANNON SPENCE, Trailer Sales Representative, Stoops Freightliner – Quality Trailer
AMANDA THOMPSON, Vice President, Human Resources, U.S. Xpress
MELISSA TOMLEN, Senior Vice President, Accountability & Performance, YRC Freight
CARIANNE TORRISSI, Partner, Goldberg Segalla LLP
SAUNY TUCKER, Vice President, Art Pape Transfer DBA/ Tucker Freight Lines
CONNIE VAUGHN, Government Relations Manager, McKee Foods Corporation
ELAINE WEACKLER, Customer Service Representative, Veriha Trucking Inc.
MEGAN WELLS, Director of Employee Services, Veriha Trucking
HEATHER WILSON, Chief Communications Officer, BMO Transportation Finance
The women will be featured in the upcoming edition of WIT’s Redefining the Road magazine and online at http://www.womenintrucking.org/womentowatch2019
About Women In Trucking Association, Inc.
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: Peterbilt Motors Company, Michelin North America, Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.