WIT Releases 2021 Top Women to Watch in Transportation List

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) released its fourth annual list of the 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 received a record-breaking number of nominations who rose to the challenge in a particularly difficult, stressful year during the COVID pandemic,” Brian Everett, group editorial director and publisher of Redefining the Road magazine, said. “Through this year’s evaluation process, we identified 73 amazingly resourceful, creative, talented women who stand out as top performers in the field of transportation.”

“This accomplished group of women represent a wide range of skill sets and expertise, and highlight how women bring diverse thought, value and results to businesses in the industry,” Ellen Voie, president and CEO of WIT, said. “These impressive women have made a tremendous impact in their fields during this pandemic and are pushing the envelope for women in the industry. We are thrilled to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments.”

Those named to the 2021 Top Women to Watch in Transportation list work for a range of company types, including 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 (34%), operations/safety (24%), sales/marketing (20%), human resources/talent management (15%), engineering/product development (3%). Another 4% are professional drivers.

See below for the full list of honorees:

  • Carmen Anderson, Company Driver, America’s Service Line
  • Reghan Grasty, Associate General Counsel, Apex Capital
  • Arelis Gutierrez, President, Aria Logistics
  • Susie DeRidder, Company Driver, Armour Transportation
  • Darlene Wolf, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partners, Arrive Logistics
  • Chelsea Woodhead, Chief People Officer, Arrive Logistics
  • Lisa Massello-Hodges, Safety Manager, Asset Based Intermodal
  • Bonnie Supan, Vice President of Operations and Finance, Brenny Transportation
  • Nicole Glenn, President, Candor Expedite
  • Jennifer Wong, Head of Sustainability, Convoy
  • Suzann Fakhoury, Vice President of Operations, Crossroads Equipment Lease and Finance
  • Tracy Mack-Askew, General Manager and Strategy Executive, Daimler Trucks North America
  • Leslie Kilgore, Vice President of Engineering, Thomas Built Buses, Daimler Trucks North America
  • Laura Dickinson, Vice President of Safety and Compliance North America, Day & Ross
  • Katie Lee, Director of National Accounts and Truckload, Day & Ross
  • Kimberly Craib, Assistant Vice President of Terminal Operations, Day & Ross
  • Donna Kintop, Senior Vice President of Client Experience, DDC FPO
  • Deb Donohue, Company Driver, Denney Transport
  • Dayna Harap, Co-Founder and Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Direct Expedite
  • Whitney McClendon, CEO, Eemerg Roadside Assistance Marketplace
  • Elaine Kapusta, Managing Director of Finance, FedEx Custom Critical
  • Ludmila Manin, Remarketing Sales, Fleet Advantage
  • Krystal Menzo, President, Global Express Transportation
  • Amanda Morrison, Senior Vice President, Grammer Logistics
  • Jessica Brooks, Vice President of Customer Experience, J.B. Hunt
  • Andrea Woodruff, Vice President of Administration, Compensation and Procedure, John Christner Trucking
  • Shelley Koch, President and Owner, K & J Trucking.
  • Bonnie Diaz, CDS, NE SHE&S Manager, Linden Bulk Transportation
  • Katie Helton, Chief Administrative Officer, Jack Cooper Transportation
  • Morgan McCoy, Human Resources Manager, NAPA Transportation
  • Justina Morosin, Vice President of Commercial Transformation, Navistar
  • Nicole Wiggins, Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Director, Navistar
  • DeeDee Cox, Vice President of Human Resources, Old Dominion Freight Line
  • Amy Barzdukas, Chief Marketing Officer, Omnitracs
  • Brooke Vasquez, Director of Operations-Europe, PACCAR Parts
  • Chavela Brown, Area Vice President, Penske Truck Leasing
  • Erin Luke, Assistant Director of North America Materials, Peterbilt Motors
  • Candi Cybator, Director of Marketing, PITT OHIO
  • Lindsay Paul, Logistics Operations Manager, Quadway Freight
  • Amy Carroll, Director of Sales, Ryder System
  • Marilyn Pape, Manager of Strategic Analytics, Ryder Systems
  • Jessica Weaver, Group Logistics Manager, Ryder System
  • Stacey Weidner, Senior Director of Human Resources, Ryder System
  • Lindsey Trent, Business and Customer Development Manager, Ryder System
  • Tiffany Trent-Abram, Senior Manager of Product Management, Amazon
  • Jennifer Mead, CEO, S-2international
  • Melissa Gaglione, President, Safety4her
  • Carmen Cucinello, Vice President of Operations, Schneider
  • Jill Schmieg, Founder and Chief Strategist, Sol de Naples Marketing
  • Donna England, Vice President of Safety and Member Services, Tennessee Trucking Association
  • Claudia Ratica, Director of Talent Management, TravelCenters of America
  • Jennifer Hoffman, Director of Agent Services, Trinity Logistics
  • Leigh Foxall, CEO and Founder, Truck Parking Reservations
  • Jin Stedge, CEO, TruNorth Transportation Company
  • Charlee Poineau, Program Manager, TuSimple
  • Vivian Sun, Head Of Business Development, TuSimple
  • Joyce Tam, Director of Product Management, Tusimple
  • Samka Keranovic, Vice President and COO, US Truck Driver Training School
  • Emma Leonard, Executive Vice President of Transportation and Procurement, Visible Supply Chain Management
  • Lisa Disbrow, Director of Public Affairs, Waste Management
  • Patrice Brown, Assistant General Counsel, YRC Worldwide
  • Maria Grasty, Operations Manager, YRC Freight
  • Lucia Dorr, Talent Development Specialist, YRC Freight
  • Heather Callaway, Manager of Audit, YRC Worldwide
  • Melissa Jass, Senior Organizational Development Business Partner, YRC Freight
  • Leah Dawson, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, YRC Worldwide
  • Tamara Jalving, Vice President of Safety, YRC Worldwide
  • Deanna Parker, Director of Payroll, YRC Freight
  • Summer Dean, Director of Talent Acquisition, YRC Freight
  • Heather Noland, Director of Human Resources, YRC Freight
  • Andrea Anderson, Equipment Manager II, YRC Freight
  • Lindsey Grammel, Vice President of Global Brand Development, TruNorth
  • Ashley Jankowski, Vice President, Bat Logistics

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