Women In Trucking Association names Sarah Ruffcorn the 2024 Distinguished Woman in Logistics

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT), Truckstop and Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has announced Sarah Ruffcorn president of Trinity Logistics as the winner of the 10th annual Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA).

Ruffcorn was chosen among three finalists for the award. The other finalists include Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president and CEO, Garner Trucking, Inc. and Ramona Hood, president and CEO, FedEx Custom Critical, Inc. The finalists and winner were recognized today during the TIA 2024 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition.

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Jennifer Hedrick

“We are thrilled to recognize Sarah as the 2024 Distinguished Woman in Logistics, particularly on the ten-year anniversary of this award,” said Jennifer Hedrick, WIT president and CEO. “Sarah’s significant career accomplishments and passion for mentoring others embody the key characteristics of this honor.”

Ruffcorn is responsible for leading a complex People-Centric freight solutions company arranging freight for businesses of all sizes utilizing truckload, less-than-truckload, drayage, intermodal, expedited and technology solutions.

Ruffcorn joined Trinity Logistics in 2002 following completion of her Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications from Western Illinois University. Her natural curiosity and commitment to excellence led her to roles with increasing responsibility and leadership positions planning, designing, and executing key strategic initiatives. Her broad experience includes compensation design and implementation, internal and external technology implementations, multiple organizational structure designs, enterprise strategy sessions and execution. She has continued her education with executive education programs focused on strategy, finance, and leadership to include attending the Wharton School of Business.

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Anne Reinke

“Sarah could not be more deserving of this award! She joins the ranks of distinguished women who have been recognized for their contributions to the industry,” said Anne Reinke, president & CEO, TIA. “Sarah invests in her people and the industry with her whole heart, and we at TIA are lucky to have her as a leader on our Board of Directors.”

A champion for servant leadership, Ruffcorn has a strong passion for coaching and mentoring others to help them work at their highest potential and serve others with a dedicated focus on improving people’s lives.

Trinity has seven regional service centers, team members working in more than 25 states and more than 130 agent offices nationwide providing creative logistics solutions. Ruffcorn leads all aspects to include strategy, engagement, customer experience, execution, growth, and profitability.

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Kendra Tucker

“Sarah, Sherri, and Ramona each embody the esteemed leadership qualities celebrated by the Distinguished Woman in Logistics recognition,” said Kendra Tucker, chief executive officer, Truckstop. “We extend our congratulations to Sarah for this prestigious honor, as she persists in her dedication to improving the freight transportation industry and her passionate commitment to guiding and mentoring others to realize their full potential.”

In the community, Ruffcorn currently serves on the TIA Board of Directors, is chair of the TIA Women in Logistics Committee, and Tidal Health Medical Partners Board of Directors. She was awarded the 2015 Delaware Business Times Best 40 under 40 award for being one of the region’s “best & brightest young professionals” and nominated as a top 5 finalist for the 2019 “Distinguished Woman in Logistics” award.