Call for Nominations: 2021 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award

by Women In Trucking Staff, on Dec 11, 2020 12:00:00 AM


Plover, WI – December 11, 2020 – Women In Trucking Association (WIT),, and Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) are seeking nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA). The award started in 2015 as a way to recognize the achievements and leadership of outstanding individuals involved in logistics in North America.

“Each year we continue to be more impressed by the women nominated for the Distinguished Woman in Logistics award as the ranks of women increase in supply chain and the level of professionalism is elevated throughout the industry,” said Ellen Voie, president and CEO of WIT. “It is our honor to recognize such influential women through this award.”

Sponsored by and TIA, the award is open to high-performing women in any field related to logistics, including supply chain management, third-party logistics, and trucking.

Previous DWLA winners include:

  • 2020: Sue Spero, president of Carrier Services of Tennessee, Inc.
  • 2019: Judy McReynolds, chairman, president and CEO of ArcBest
  • 2018: Renee Krug, CEO of Global Tranz
  • 2017: Andra Rush, chair and CEO of Rush Trucking Corporation, CEO and president of Dakkota Integrated Systems, and chair, CEO and president of Detroit Manufacturing Systems
  • 2016: Shelley Simpson, chief commercial officer; EVP People and HR, J. B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
  • 2015: Kristy Knichel, president of Knichel Logistics

“As an organization, few have done as much as Women In Trucking to further the causes of women in transportation and logistics,” said Brent Hutto, chief relationship officer, “Recipients of The Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award exemplify leadership and service within their communities and the industry as a whole. We are proud to support this incredible award and look forward to highlighting the achievements of these incredible leaders.” 

The award selection committee includes representatives from WIT,, TIA and academia. The 2021 winner will be announced during TIA “Capital Ideas” Conference and Exhibition, on Friday, April 9 in Phoenix, AZ.

“We at TIA are delighted to support Women In Trucking generally, and the Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award in particular,” said Anne Reinke, CEO of TIA. “Whatever TIA can do to help showcase accomplished women in the trucking and logistics industry, we want to do. This award serves to inspire young women who are determining their future careers, and it validates women already in business for contributing mightily to a vital and essential industry.”  

Anyone may nominate a candidate by completing and submitting the nomination form at Nominations are due February 10, 2021.

For additional information regarding the nomination process, send an email to


About Women In Trucking Association, Inc.

Women In Trucking, 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: Amazon, Arrow Truck Sales, BMO Transportation Finance, Daimler Trucks North America, Expediter Services, FedEx Freight, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Michelin North America, PACCAR, Penske Transportation Solutions, Ryder System, Walmart, and Waste Management. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit or call 888-464-9482.



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