Frozen Food Express Industries Inc. announced that its senior vice president and chief operating officer, Stoney “Russell” Stubbs, has been named by the Texas Motor Transportation Association the recipient of the 2009 Leadership Award. Russell was honored for his industry contributions at TMTA’s Annual Conference in Lost Pines, Texas.
“It is exceptional when any member of an organization is honored by the industry they serve,” says Stoney “Mit” Stubbs. “Russell’s dedication to the transportation industry throughout his career makes this prestigious award a well deserved honor and privilege.”
Notably involved in TMTA, Russell has served on the executive committee, as chairman of the TMTA Foundation and as chairman of the association in 2006-2007. He also has been active in several national associations, including the Truckload Carriers Association and American Trucking Associations.
Russell is the third Stubbs to be honored with the TMTA Leadership Award: Russell’s father, Stoney “Mit” Stubbs, and grandfather, Stoney Stubbs Sr., both were recognized for their dedication to the association and received the award in 2002 and 1969, respectively.
“Russell is a selfless man of solid principles and has proven to be a genuine, honest and loyal leader,” says TMTA President and Chief Executive Officer John D. Esparza. “A devotion to the trucking industry runs deep in the Stubbs family, and we are proud to honor Russell with this distinction and thank him for his steadfast service.”