Board Chairwoman, Debora Babin Katz, welcomed the following to serve on the WIT Foundation Board of Directors effective immediately:
Angela Thompson, Vice President of Human Resources, UPS
Jeff Hammonds, Vice President, Walmart Transportation
Mark Rousseau, Director of Strategy and Productivity, Frito-Lay, Inc.
Angela Thompson is the Vice President of Human Resources for UPS’s U.S. East Region. Her responsibilities include H.R. strategic and tactical support to approximately 150,000 UPS employees in 26 states – more than a third of UPS’ global workforce. She also monitors H.R. processes to ensure a consistent and balanced implementation and provides solutions to increase profit and growth.
Jeff Hammonds is Vice-President of Walmart Transportation in Bentonville, Ark. He manages one of the world’s largest private fleets with 7,900 drivers serving Walmart’s over 4,000 U.S. retail locations. Jeff has served in both field and home office positions during his 18-year tenure at Walmart, including Operations Manager, General Transportation Manager, Regional Transportation Manager, and Vice-President.
Mark Rousseau has worked in supply chain leadership positions for 39 years. The last 31 years have been with Frito-Lay, Inc. in various operations positions. His current role is Director of Strategy and Productivity.
“This is an exciting time for the Women In Trucking Foundation as we continue to raise awareness and scholarship funds to help further the careers of women, and men, in the transportation industry,” said chairwoman Debora Babin Katz. “The addition of these high level executives who share in our mission increases our ability as a non-profit 501(c)3 to assist women in the trucking industry at all levels, from leadership to safety professional to technician to driver.”
The WIT Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the second time this year. The award provides financial assistance to anyone pursuing education in the areas of safety, truck driving, leadership, or as a technician. For more information visit www.womenintruckingfoundation.org/scholarship. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is July 31, 2016. Nine scholarships have already been awarded this year, totaling $11,500.
Current WIT Foundation board of director officers include: Chairwoman Debora Katz, Trucbrush Corporation, Vice Chairwoman, Jeana Hysell, Senior Safety Consultant, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., Treasurer, Jason Henderson, Business Manager, Feeding America—Eastern Wisconsin, Secretary, Nicole Correll, Business Development Manager, Ryder Fleet Products. Directors include Angela Thompson, Vice President of Human Resources, UPS, Jeff Hammonds, Vice-President, Walmart Transportation, John Dietze, Senior Vice President, Transportation Finance, Les Rozander, Director of Retention and Recruiting, Trimac Transportation’s Canadian operations, Mark Rousseau, Director of Strategy and Productivity, Frito-Lay, Inc., Sandra Sanford, Director of Inside Sales for TravelCenters of America, LLC.
The Women In Trucking Foundation is affiliated with the nonprofit organization Women In Trucking Association, Inc., and is responsible for raising funds for scholarships and encouraging the employment of women in the trucking industry. Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Ryder System, Inc., U.S. Xpress, and Walmart.