Renee Krug, chief financial officer of GlobalTranz, has been announced as the winner of the fourth annual Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award by the Women In Trucking Association.

<p><strong>Renee Krug, chief financial officer of GlobalTranz, was the winner of the 2018 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award.&nbsp;</strong><em>Photo: Women In Trucking</em></p>

Krug was one of three finalists for the award, including Kendra Phillips, group director of SE Operations for Ryder System and Betty Weiland, senior editorial manager of the transportation publishing department, J. J. Keller & Associates. The announcement was made during the Transportation Intermediaries Association 2018 Capital Ideas Conference and Exhibition in Palm Desert, Calif.

Krug has over 15 years of executive leadership experience and has worked in the logistics industry for more than 7 years. She joined GlobalTranz in 2014 to help grow the organization into one of the largest privately-held companies in Arizona.

The DWLA was established to promote the achievements of women employed in the North American transportation industry. The award highlights the crucial roles of women in the field of commercial transportation and logistics. and TIA partnered with WIT in supporting the award.

“I am incredibly honored to be recognized by Women In Trucking as the 2018 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award recipient,” said Krug. “I share this honor with the talented employees of GlobalTranz and am proud to represent the many accomplished and deserving women in the trucking and transportation industry.”

Krug was instrumental in creating GlobalTranz's corporate responsibility program that implements initiatives to serve the Phoenix community, ensure company-wide social responsibility, and lessen the organization’s carbon footprint on the environment. She is also involved with charity and nonprofit organizations in her community, such as Feed My Starving Children, National Charity League, The Jared Box Project, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and the Back to School Drive.

The award winner was chosen by a panel of judges that included: Laurie Denham, vice president of education, TIA; Brent Hutto, chief relationship officer,; Ellen Voie, president and CEO, WIT; and 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.

“Each year the judging for the Distinguished Women in Logistics gets harder and harder, and this year is no exception,” said Voie. “Renee Krug is not only a leader and a woman who has succeeded in the area of logistics, she has made a difference in her community, and that’s even more impressive with her demanding career at GlobalTranz.”