The Women In Trucking Association announced the finalists for the fourth annual Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award, established to promote the achievements of women employed in the North American transportation and logistics industry.

The award highlights the crucial roles of leading women in the dynamic and influential field of commercial transportation and logistics, which encompasses both logistics service providers as well as motor carriers.

The finalists are:

Renee Krug: As chief financial officer, Krug is responsible for all financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions, treasury, accounting, tax and HR at GlobalTranz, a $1.1 billion revenue technology-driven 3PL. She led GlobalTranz to record-setting financial growth and profitability in 2016 and 2017 and has been named CFO of the Year by several local and state publications.

Kendra Phillips: Group director of SE Operations for Ryder, Phillips manages a multi-million dollar P&L and a team of more than 700 employees. In her first year in this role, she was the top operational performer within the division.

Betty Weiland: Weiland joined J.J. Keller & Associates in 1980 and serves as senior editorial manager of the Transportation Publishing Department. She leads a group of 10 editors, who are responsible for developing and updating all of J.J. Keller's transportation publications, in addition to providing content for online services, training programs, webinars, whitepapers, and forms.

The winner will be announced by program sponsor, on behalf of WIT on Tuesday, April 10, during the Transportation Intermediaries Association 2018 Capital Ideas Conference and Exhibition in Palm Desert, California.

Finalists were selected from a vast group of high-performing women representing third-party logistics, supply chain management, and related disciplines. Members of the judging panel were:

  • Stephanie S. Ivey, director of Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute, Southeast Transportation Workforce Center, and associate professor, department of civil engineering at the University of Memphis;
  • Laurie Denham, vice president of education, TIA;
  • Brent Hutto, chief relationship officer,;
  • Ellen Voie, president and CEO, WIT.