For Immediate Release
Contact: Brynn Everett, Women In Trucking
Finalists for 2018
Influential Woman in Trucking Award Announced
WI – October 5, 2018 – Women In Trucking Association (WIT) and
Freightliner Trucks announced three finalists for the 2018 Influential
Woman in Trucking award. This is the eighth year for the award which was
developed in 2010 as a way to honor female leaders and to attract and
advance women within the trucking industry.
highlights the achievements of female role models and trailblazers in the
trucking industry. The nominees for the award included women from all over
the industry in various roles.
Influential Woman in Trucking award finalists are:
- Angela Eliacostas, Founder and CEO, AGT Global
- Nozuko Mayeza, Managing Director, Tulsawiz
- Brooke Willey, Vice President – Human Resources,
Angela Eliacostas has more
than 30 years of experience in transportation, working her way from the
ground up. Following generations of relatives with expertise in the
transportation industry, Angela made the natural transition to her own
career by learning the processes at trucking companies to running
third-party logistics. Angela is an industry leader in expediting shipments
and serves as a liaison between carriers and companies. She has grown a
reputation in the energy and power logistics space. Angela has been
recognized for making AGT Global Logistics one of the top 50 in Illinois
and top 1000 woman-owned businesses in the United States.
Nozuko Mayeza is a passionate
truck business owner who hails from South Africa. Through her passion, she
has managed to make inroads into a male dominated sector for over seven
years. She is the finalist for Women in Africa awards 2018 and the
chairperson of the Black Business Council subcommittee on Commercial and
public transport. Nozuko is a mentor to females in trucking both in South
Africa and Ghana.
Brooke Willey leads the HR
function for CRST International as Vice President of Human Resources, a
$1.7B transportation company comprised of seven operating companies with
9,500+ employees and driving partners/owner operators. Her passion is
building strong leaders and leadership teams and has been publicly
recognized for those efforts. Under her leadership development efforts, in
2016 CRST was named a ‘Top-10 Best Private Company for Leaders” by Chief
Executive magazine. In 2017 CRST was named a ‘Workforce Leader in Training’
by the Corridor Business Journal and Kirkwood Community College.
Brooke is also actively involved with non-profit organizations in her
community, most recently a board member for United Way and Young Parents
outstanding nominations submitted, it was extremely difficult for the
judges to narrow it down to the finalists. The judges for the 2018 award are
Ellen Voie, WIT President/CEO, Dave Nemo, Talk Show Host, Sirius XM Radio,
and Daphne Jefferson, Principal & Executive Coach, Jefferson Consulting
Group, LLC and the 2017 Influential Woman in Trucking award recipient.
finalists have been asked to participate on a panel at the WIT Accelerate! Conference
& Expo held in Dallas, Texas November 12-14. The winner will be
announced at the general session panel discussion, "Hard-Won Lessons
from Trailblazing Women” on Tuesday, November 13 from 8:45 am – 10:00 am.
The panel will be facilitated by Joann Lublin, News Editor, The Wall Street
About Women In Trucking
In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to
encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their
accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the
trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its
members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by
its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners: Michelin North
America, Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler
Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great
Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or
LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org
or call 888-464-9482.
About Freightliner Trucks
Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in
Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North
America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 5-8 trucks
and is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle
manufacturer. For more information, go to www.Freightliner.com.