Women To Watch 2018 - p3

Women In Trucking encourages more women to proactively become the best they can be in their careers and at the companies where they work. Here are more remarkable women to keep your eye on!

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Willie JonesWillie Jones
President/CEO
Dependable Source Corp. of MS
Specializing in commercial truck drivers since 1995. Today, the company provides driver workforce solutions to the transportation industry. Recent accomplishment: Recognized by the Mississippi Business Journal as a 2018 Top CEO.

Duskee KassingDuskee Kassing
Director of Operations
Dot Transportation Inc.
Starting at Dot as a repacker in 1990 while still in school, Kassing steadily moved up the ladder. Today, she is Dot’s first female Director of Operations. Recent accomplishment: Has served Dot’s Diversity Leadership Group for five years and Women’s Leadership Group for four years.

Lauryn KingLauryn King
Test Lab Center of Excellence Manager
Eaton
Serves as President of the local Eaton campus Inclusion and Diversity Council and site leader for the ENGAGE young professional employee resource group. Recent accomplishment: Recipient of the Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Ahead Emerging Leader Award which celebrates women in the manufacturing industry who are making a difference.

Kristy KnichelKristy Knichel
CEO
Knichel Logistics
Helped her second-generation family-run business grow from $2 million in revenue in 2003 to over $50 million in 2017 and achieved WOSB and WBE certifications. Recent accomplishment: In 2017, received Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 Under 40 awards, named a Smart 50 Award Honoree by Smart Business Magazine and earned a SmartWay Excellence Award from the EPA.

Jennifer NuestJennifer Nuest
Client Executive
Protective Insurance
Demonstrates a passion and commitment to the transportation industry through her participation in national associations such as ATA, TCA, and MCIEF as well as local trucking associations. Recent accomplishment: The first woman salesperson at Protective Insurance, Nuest leads by example and has earned awards of excellence from the company.

Leigh OlsenLeigh Olsen
Vice President, Operations
Veriha Trucking
Joined the company as a receptionist at 18 years old and is now Vice President of Operations. Described by colleagues asthe Driver Whisperer, Olsen is fiercely commited to every driver at Veriha Trucking. Recent accomplishment: Olsen’s passion for driver-centric decision-making was instrumental to Veriha’s recognition as one of the top 20 2018 Best Fleets to Drive For by the TCA.

Jo-Anne PhillipsJo-Anne Phillips
COO
Jeramand Trucking Ltd
Involved in the trucking industry since age 19, today Phillips co-owns a fleet of 20 units. She won't ask anyone to do anything she won't; drive truck, change tires, rewire lights, change the oil... Recent accomplishment: With her team, raised nearly $300,000 for cancer prevention, detection and treatment in Atlantic Canada while celebrating the trucking industry.

Michelle PonsonbyMichelle Ponsonby
Director of Warranty
Peterbilt Motors Company
Colleagues call Ponsonby an incredible team player and recognize her as one of the company’s most promising talent. Recent accomplishment: Promoted to Director of Warranty in November 2017. Serves on the Peterbilt Women’s Initiative Steering Committee and is a Team Lead on the Peterbilt Diversity Council.

Krystal RaueKrystal Raue
Owner
Triple R Trucking LLC
Has invested a lot of blood, sweat, and tears in her company and takes pride in what it stands for. Views her 10 drivers as family not truck numbers. Recent accomplishment: Received Workman Comp Awards, Sponsor of NASTC Driver Of The Year Awards, Over The Road Accident Safety Awards and Safety Awards.

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