Women In Trucking Association Announces Changes to Board of Directors

by Women In Trucking Staff, on Apr 4, 2022 5:00:00 AM

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Plover, WI – April  4, 2022 – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announces its roster of new officers as well as incoming members of its board of directors. The primary role of this leadership team is to establish the strategic direction for WIT, which is a professional trade association with a mission to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the industry.

New officers are Rachel Christensen, vice president, J.B. Hunt Transport, as chair; Kelly Rooney, vice president, people solutions, field operations, Waste Management as vice chair; Jim Taber, national account manager, sales support, Arrow Truck Sales as treasurer; and Lori Taylor, director, carrier administrator, C. H. Robinson as secretary. All officers have served previously on the WIT board of directors.  

In addition, there are three new members of the board of directors, including:

  • Sarah Smith, senior vice president of human resources for Penske Transportation Solutions, where she leads teams responsible for total rewards, corporate and field human resources, recruiting, diversity and inclusion.
  • Bonnie Voldeng, vice president of FedEx Freight Direct, where she leads strategic short-and long-range objectives involving acceleration to market, scale, development, and growth across the U.S.
  • Karen Schwartz, vice president of B2B marketing for Michelin North America, where she leads a 60-plus person team involved in the truck, construction, infrastructure, agriculture, military, logistics, and mining customer segments and businesses in the U.S. and Canada.

Those continuing to serve on the WIT board of directors include Laura Roan Hays, branch manager, Great Dane Trailers (immediate past chair); Marie Druckenmiller, director of TOM operations, Amazon; Debra LaBree, independent owner-operator, Castle Transport (leased to Landstar); Delores Lail, senior vice president of sales east region, Ryder Systems; Ryan McDaniel, vice president, private fleet operations, Walmart; Michele Rodgers, engineering section manager, PACCAR; Kary Schaefer, chief engineer, cab systems and entire vehicle engineering, Daimler Trucks North America; and Jason Williams, president, Expediter Services. 

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About Women In Trucking Association, Inc.

Women 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: Amazon, Arrow Truck Sales, 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, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. For more information, visit www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.

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About Women In Trucking

The Women In Trucking Association is a non-profit organization with the mission to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the industry.

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