J.B. Hunt’s Shelley Simpson has been named the 2016 Women in Trucking Association’s Distinguished Woman in Trucking, WIT announced Friday, April 8.
Simpson is J.B. Hunt’s chief marketing officer, executive vice president and president of integrated capacity solutions and truckload. Her accomplishments include increasing revenue for J.B. Hunt from $4.5 billion to $6.2 billion over five years and leading her business unit to a nearly billion-dollar entity.
She received the award during the Transportation Intermediaries Association 2016 “Capital Ideas” Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio. The award is co-sponsored by TMW and Truckstop.com. Other finalists included Elizabeth Fretheim, director of logistics sustainability at Walmart, and Liz Lasater, CEO of Red Arrow Logistics.