2019 Top Women to Watch


Congratulations to these 2019 "Top Women to Watch in Transportation" by the Editorial Staff of WIT's Redefining the Road magazine. Each were nominated and chosen based upon accomplishments in their careers (and their lives). The recipients of this honor were announced in a news release on March 18.

More details on these individuals are featured in Edition 1 of Redefining the Road (releasing April 1).

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Heather Wilson Chief Commercial Officer BMO Transportation Finance
Leah Shaver Chief Operating Officer The National Transportation Institute
Melissa Tomlen SVP Accountability & Performance YRC Freight
Tina Lewis Director of Legal Services TVC Pro-Driver
Erika Rios Retails Sales Consultant Arrow Truck Sales
Debra Brunton Group Director Maintenance Ryder
Jennifer Braun VP of Kansas City Operations Trinity Logistics
Krissy Manzano Sr. Director of Sales -
Enterprise & Mid-Market Team
KeepTruckin Inc
Chelsea Kendrick Customer Education Manager KeepTruckin Inc.
Michelle Richard VP of Human Resources Saia LTL Freight
Angie Buchanan VP of Operations Melton Truck Lines
Amanda Rodriguez Account Manager
Regional Sales Consultant 
Navistar, Inc.
Jane Rosaasen Plant Manager -
Mt Holly Truck Manufacturing Plant
Daimler Trucks North America
Mona Beedle Driver & Road Chaplain  Channel 21 Ministries 
Kristen Forecki VP of Operations Convoy
 Tami Allensworth Senior VP of Customer Experience  J.B. Hunt 
Trish Garland  Corporate VP, Strategic Services  Estes Express Lines 
 Tamara Jalving  VP of Human Resources  Holland
 Amanda Thompson  VP of Human Resources U.S. Xpress
 Mary Ann Hudson Executive Vice President  Bibby Transportation Finance, Inc.
Josephine Berisha Senior VP, Global Compensation 
and Benefits
XPO Logistics 
Lisa Angara Enterprise Architect Manager Navistar
Elaine Weackler Customer Service Representative Veriha Trucking Inc.
Dawn Cochran Driver Old Dominion Freight Line
Donna Boesen Customer Service Leader Veriha Trucking
Megan Wells Director of Employee Services Veriha Trucking
Crystal Sequin VP, Distribution Channel Strategy Navistar, Inc.
Melissa Blair Program Manager, 
Center for Transportation Training
Pima Community College
Shannon Spense Trailer Sales Representative Stoops Freightliner - Quality Trailer 
Jennifer Piatt Elite Support and Diversity Manager Stoops Freightliner - Quality Trailer 
Tina Albert  Assistant Plant Manager   Peterbilt Motors
 Jennifer Radcliffe  President  Insight Technology, Inc.
 Shayne Fanning  B2B Communication & Events  Michelin North America, Inc.
 Melissa Nishan VP of Driver Recruiting  Epes Transport System, LLC 
 Connie Vaughn Government Relations Manager  McKee Foods Corporation 
 Courtnay Beckham  Sales Specialist SelecTrucks of Atlanta
Daimler Trucks Remarketing 
 Judy McTigue  Assistant General Manager,
Kenworth Truck Company 
 April Coolidge   Wal-Mart 
Tracy Bird   Branch Manager  Trimac Transportation Inc.
Mezzalina Dejongh   Branch Manager  Trimac Transportation Inc. 
 Mary Malone  VP, Business Development  Stay Metrics
Kelly Crow   External Communications Manager FedEx Freight 
 Tracy Jahnel  Controller Sterling Transportation Services 
 Carianne Torrissi  Partner  Goldberg Segalla LLP 
Cathy Bauder Driver, Owner Operator Steven Davis Trucking
Cynthia Champion Transportation Safety Manager Martin Transport, Inc.
Tracy Jonas Operations Manager JX ENTERPRISES INC.
Shirley Foley Vice President DTS, Inc.
Sauny Tucker Vice President Art Pape Transfer DBA
Tucker Freight Lines
Roxie Sanford Director of Driver Services Winnipeg Motor Express
Katlin Owens Corporate Communications Manager  CFI
Mackenzie Melton Recruiting Manager Garner Trucking
Emma Gelacek Safety Manager Garner Trucking