Brynn Everett, Women In Trucking Association
952-442-8850 ext.220, brynn@WomenInTrucking.org
Nominations Now Open for
2020 Influential Women in Trucking Award
Plover, WI – June 18,
2020 – The
Women In Trucking Association (WIT) and Freightliner Trucks are seeking
nominations for the 2020 Influential Woman in Trucking award.
A decade ago, the award was created
to honor women who make or influence key decisions in a corporate,
manufacturing, supplier, owner-operator, driver, sales or dealership
setting. The winner must have a proven record of responsibility and have
mentored or served as a role model to other women in the industry.
“When I first started my career,
there were very few women in the trucking industry let alone in
leadership positions,” said Kary Schaefer, general manager, Freightliner
and Western Star product marketing and strategy, Daimler Trucks North
America. “It’s amazing to see how the industry has changed and women are
now a driving force in all areas of trucking. Freightliner is proud to
sponsor this award and recognize those women who are not only making a
difference in their own roles but for all women in the trucking
Nominations will be accepted
through July 31 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020InfluentialAward.
The winner will be announced at the
WIT Accelerate! Conference & Expo held in Dallas, Texas, September 23
– 25. Each finalist will be asked to serve as a panelist for the “How
Remarkable Women Unleash their Leadership Potential” panel discussion.
Those that nominate a candidate need to ask the nominee to save the date
for this event if she is named a finalist.
"The Influential Woman in
Trucking Award honors extraordinary female leaders who have been
advocates and role models to others," said Ellen Voie, president and
CEO of Women In Trucking Association."With 2020 being the tenth
anniversary of the award, I'm more excited than ever to see the caliber
of nominations submitted."
Past recipients of the Influential
Woman in Trucking award include: Marcia Taylor, CEO of Bennett
International Group; Rebecca Brewster, President and COO, American
Transportation Research Institute; Joyce Brenny, President of Brenny
Transportation, Inc./Brenny Specialized, Inc.; Rochelle Bartholomew, CEO
of CalArk International; Kari Rihm, President of Rihm Kenworth; Ramona
Hood, currently president and CEO at FedEx Custom Critical; Daphne
Jefferson, Former U.S. Department of Transportation, FMCSA; Angela
Eliacostas, Founder and CEO, AGT Global Logistics; and Ruth
Lopez, director, transportation management, Ryder System, Inc.