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2017 Influential Woman in Trucking award. Time for nominees

2017 Influential Woman in Trucking award. Time for nominees

Women In Trucking Association and Freightliner Trucks are seeking candidates for the 2017 Influential Woman in Trucking award.

Created in 2010, the award honors female leaders in the trucking industry. Past recipients include Marcia Taylor, CEO of Bennett International Group; Rebecca Brewster, President and COO, American Transportation Research Institute; Joyce Brenny, President of Brenny Transportation, Inc./Brenny Specialized, Inc.; Rochelle Bartholomew, CEO of CalArk International; Kari Rihm, President of Rihm Kenworth; and Ramona Hood, Vice President of Customer Operations, Transportation Logistics at GENCO, a FedEx company.

“Women In Trucking plays a critical role in pushing the envelope to diversify our industry, and Freightliner is proud of our ongoing involvement with this important organization and our sponsorship of this award,” said Kary Schaefer, general manager, marketing and strategy, Freightliner Trucks.

Now in its seventh year, the award recognizes women who make or influence key decisions in a corporate, manufacturing, supplier, owner-operator, driver, sales or dealership setting. The winner must have a proven record of responsibility and have mentored or served as a role model to other women in the industry.

“The Influential Woman in Trucking Award recognizes female leaders who have been advocates and role models to others. Over the past seven years we have seen phenomenal women both nominated and recognized. We look forward to honoring the next influential woman in trucking and her success in the industry,” said Ellen Voie, President and CEO, Women In Trucking.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, September 1.

The winner will be announced at the WIT Accelerate! Conference & Expo held in Kansas City, Missouri, November 6-8. Each finalist will be asked to serve as panelist for the “Influential Women in Trucking” panel discussion. Mary Aufdemberg, Director of Acquisitions and Operations, Daimler Trucks Remarketing and WIT Chairwoman, will moderate the panel. Those that nominate a candidate need to ask the nominee to save the date for this event if she is named a finalist.