Shelley Simpson of J.B. Hunt has received the 2016 Women In Trucking Association’s Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award.
Simpson is executive vice president, chief marketing officer and president of integrated capacity solutions and truckload for J.B. Hunt. Her accomplishments included increasing revenue for the company from $4.5 billion to $6.2 billion over five years and leading her business to a nearly billion-dollar entity.
Her business unit is now in the top five of 3rd party logistics companies in the trucking industry, according to WIT. She holds several board positions and is involved with Women in Supply Chain Excellence at the University of Arkansas.
“Shelley is very deserving of this award. Increasing revenue by nearly $2 billion over a five-year period shows she is a mover and knows how to get things done,” said Ellen Voie, president and CEO of Women In Trucking. “She is well-respected not only as a woman in logistics, but also as a mentor to many women.”
Simpson was one of three finalists for the award. The others were Elizabeth Fretheim, director of logistics sustainability at Walmart, and Liz Lasater, CEO of Red Arrow Logistics.
The Distinguished Woman in Logistics award was established to promote the achievements of women employed in the North American transportation industry and is co-sponsored by TMW and Truckstop.com. It highlights the vital roles of women in the field of commercial transportation and logistics.