Hood Named 2016 Influential Woman in Trucking
by Women In Trucking Staff, on Nov 15, 2016 9:48:00 AM
Plover, WI (November 15, 2016) — Freightliner Trucks and the Women In Trucking Association presented the sixth annual Influential Woman in Trucking award to Ramona Hood, Vice President of Customer Operations, Transportation Logistics at GENCO, a FedEx company.
The winner was announced during the panel discussion of Career Satisfaction and Productivity: "Steps That Will Ensure Your Career Fulfillment and Success" at the WIT Accelerate! Conference & Expo in Dallas, TX. Hood was presented the award by Mary Aufdemberg, Director of Product Marketing, Freightliner Trucks, and Chairwoman of Women In Trucking Association.
"This award is a unique opportunity to share success stories of women with important roles and careers in the trucking industry," said Aufdemberg. "It was my honor to present this prestigious award to Ramona Hood, who was among a list of impressive and inspirational female nominees."
The Influential Woman in Trucking award recognizes women in the trucking industry who make or influence key decisions, have a proven record of responsibility, and mentor and serve as a role model to other women. The award was developed in 2010 as a way to honor female leaders in trucking, and to attract and advance women within the industry.
“Ramona Hood truly deserves the title of the 2016 Influential Woman in Trucking. She has not only advanced in her career to become a vice president in a large corporation, she has taken the time to give back to her community. We are extremely proud to be able to recognize her for her accomplishments and her altruism,” said Ellen Voie, President/CEO of the Women In Trucking Association.
Hood joined FedEx in September 1991 and recently accepted the Vice President of Customer Operations, Transportation Logistics at GENCO, a FedEx company. She previously was responsible for providing leadership to the FedEx Truckload Brokerage organization to assure that the sales, revenue, and strategic plans are achieved. Hood also held various positions within FedEx Custom Critical, where she displayed proven leadership and the ability to drive results.
Hood has received numerous honors including Crain’s Cleveland Women of Note 2016 and Smart Business, Progressive Women in 2016; and Woman of Inspiration Award, Walsh Women of Distinction 2013.
“I’m blessed and thrilled to be named 2016 Influential Woman in Trucking. It was a fantastic opportunity to be a part of the panel with the other great finalists,” said Hood.
This year’s finalists of the Influential Woman in Trucking award also included Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, President & CEO, Garner Trucking Inc.; Elise Chianelli, Director of Product Management, Safety & Compliance, PeopleNet; Karen Jones, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Ryder System; and Carolyn Gable, President & CEO, New Age Transportation.
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