Women In Trucking Association calls for nominations for 2022 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award

Women In Trucking Association (WIT), Truckstop.com, and Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) are seeking nominations for the 2022 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA). The award started in 2015 to recognize outstanding individuals for their achievements and leadership in logistics.

“Last year’s Distinguished Woman in Logistics, Angela Eliacostas, and Finalists Nicole Glenn and Jeana Hysell, raised the bar for future DWLA candidates with their high level of achievement, innovation, business acumen, and grit,” said Anne Reinke, president, and CEO of TIA. “TIA is again very proud to be part of the DWLA award ceremony and the judging process, and we are looking forward to reviewing the talented group of 2022 nominees.”

“Each year we look forward to recognizing exceptional women in the logistics field with this award,” said Ellen Voie, president and CEO of WIT. “The impressive nominations are proof that women continue to elevate the supply chain industry.”

Sponsored by Truckstop.com 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 are:

  • 2021: Angela Eliacostas, president and founder of AGT Global Logistics
  • 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

The award selection committee includes representatives from WIT, Truckstop.com, TIA, and academia.

“The Women in Trucking Association continues to be one of the most instrumental organizations in the pursuit to foster gender diversity and the advancement of women in transportation and logistics,” said Kendra Tucker, chief operating officer, Truckstop.com. “Recipients of The Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award exemplify leadership and service within their communities and the industry at large. We are proud to support this important award and look forward to highlighting the achievements of these inspiring leaders.”

The winner of the 2022 DWLA will be announced during the TIA 2022 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition, on Friday, April 8 in San Diego, CA.

Anyone may nominate a candidate by completing and submitting the nomination form at https://www.womenintrucking.org/distinguished-woman-in-logistics. Nominations are due February 10, 2022.