The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today its sixth annual list of Top Women to Watch in Transportation. The editorial staff of WIT’s Redefining the Road, WIT’s official magazine, selected these individuals for their significant career accomplishments in the past 12 to 18 months, as well as their efforts to promote gender diversity.

“We were thoroughly impressed this year with the sheer number of nominations we received for highly qualified and outstanding women who have excelled in a male-populated industry,” said Brian Everett, group editorial director, and publisher of Redefining the Road magazine. “We are pleased to take this opportunity to highlight the achievements of more than 80 incredibly talented and valuable women.”

“Countless women in transportation are making significant strides in their careers while having a positive impact on their company’s success,” said Jennifer Hedrick, WIT president, and CEO. “As part of WIT’s mission to recognize the achievements of individuals, for the past six years, our official magazine Redefining the Road has used this recognition program to acknowledge the accomplishments of impressive female professionals who work in our industry.”

Those recognized on the 2023 Top Women to Watch in Transportation list work for a broad range of company types, including motor carriers, third-party logistics companies, equipment manufacturers, retailer truck dealers, professional services companies, technology innovators, and private fleets. Their job functions include corporate management (23%), operations/safety (36%), human resources/talent management (8%), sales/marketing (20%), and engineering/product development (8%). Another 5% are professional drivers.

Individuals recognized as 2023 “Top Women to Watch in Transportation” are:

Lina Acosta, chief marketing officer, GLT Logistics

Marcela Barreiro, president & CEO, Daimler Truck Mexico

Candy Bass, professional driver, Transport Designs

Mingshu Bates, chief analytics officer, AFS Logistics

Genevieve Bekkerus, director of marketing, Kenworth Truck Co.

Soona Bernstein, partner program lead, Kodiak Robotics

Gina Billings, vice president, marketing & communications, Averitt Express

Christine Brown, associate vice president, technology delivery, Day & Ross

Joanna Buttler, head of global autonomous technology, Daimler Truck AG

Desiree Caldwell, director of operations, people & culture, Elite HR Logistics, Inc.

Mary Clarke, enterprise digital media manager, CDLLife

Jamie Creekmore, VP of Midwest region for CHESI, Clean Harbors

Endrea Davisson, professional driver, CFI

Monique de Boer, reliability manager, Peterbilt Motors Company

Janice Delvecchio, senior vice president, human resources, PLM Fleet

Donna Deyo, vice president of operations, PACCAR Winch

Leanne Drummond, business development manager, CPC Logistics

Vontyna Durham, president, Xcelente Trucking & Logistics

Jennifer Edwards, senior director of sales, The Evans Network Companies

Nina Eiland, vice president of people, Alabama Motor Express

Angela Eliacostas, president & founder, AGT Global Logistics

Sara Ellis, operations team leader, Fraley & Schilling

Madison Eschle, chief people officer, Andrews Logistics

Elizabeth Gomez, marketing manager, Fleet Advantage

Lisa Gonnerman, president of trucking, Bay & Bay Transportation

Amy Graves, senior driver manager, May Trucking Company

Vicki Green, marketing & sales director – Global Connected Services, PACCAR

Teri Greenwood, chief underwriting officer, Northland Insurance

Katie Griffin, director of fleet safety, Leonard’s Express

Carrie Hall, director of client services, Inflection Poynt

Jessica Hart, VP, government services management, TRAFFIX

Karen Hines, senior national sales director, Conversion Interactive Agency

Jill Hostetter, vice president of product management, Zonar

Joanna Hutton, director of sales, Ryder System, Inc.

Stormie Janzen, vice president of safety & recruiting, Total Transportation of Mississippi

Jessica Jasso, director of customer experience, U.S. Xpress

Leslie Karr, group director, customer success, Ryder System, Inc.

Mary Kearney, director of business development, Tucker Freight Lines

Margaret Kennie, lead driver, Bob’s Discount Furniture

Samka Keranovic, vice president & COO, U.S. Truck Driver Training School

Jessica Kim, head of marketing, Pitstop

Ashley Kordish, CEO, Ralph Moyle, Inc.

Amanda Kremer, senior program manager, Kenworth Truck Co.

Lauren Kwan, VP of marketing, Plus

Candace Latnie, technical project manager, advanced driver assistance systems, Navistar

Lori Lederman, director of warranty, Peterbilt Motors Company

Angela Lentz, chief people officer, Daimler Truck North America

Alana Long, executive administration & HR, Candor Expedite

Tori Longan, senior director of sales, J.B. Hunt

Annie Lowery, director of financial planning & analytics, Saia LTL Freight

Molly Mangan, SVP of sales, Echo Global Logistics

Loan Mansy, EVP of CHESI sales & services, Clean Harbors

Samantha McCartt, executive director of commercial supply chain, Bridgestone Americas

Elizabeth McMillan, district parts manager, Volvo Group North America

Laura Mendoza, senior director of customer solutions, DAT Freight & Analytics

Lauren Meneau, director of customer service, R.E. Garrison

Christiane Meyer, director of strategic accounts, Penske Logistics

Lisa Mitchell, regional vice president, Western Territories, TransForce

Claire Mules, president, Assurance Resources, Inc. (ARI)

Sarah Newman, president, BM2 Freight Services, Inc.

Misti Olszewski, VP, enterprise safety, Covenant Logistics

Lisa Owens, training manager, UPS

Virginia Palafox, district manager, Waste Connections

Kelly Parish, director of technologies, Yellow

Esther Parsons, road driver, Yellow

Rachael Partridge, transportation safety and compliance analyst, Gordon Food Service

Priscilla Peters, vice president of marketing & training, Conversion Interactive Agency

Denise Plumb, feeder division manager, UPS

Antonia Popova, director, customer accounts, RXO

Chelsey Reynolds, VP, finance, Envase Technologies

Kristin Ridley, marketing communications manager, Rihm Family Companies

Michele Rodgers, resident engineering manager, Peterbilt Motor Company

Ivelise Rodriguez, corporate accounts business development director, Yellow

Angie Schneider, regional sales administration manager, Premier Truck Group

Sara Shah, director of recruiting & HR, Tri-National, Inc.

Emily Soloby, founder & CEO, Juno Jones

Kate Speer, VP of marketing, engagement & investor relations, JLE Industries

Marilyn Surber, transportation advisor, Tenstreet

Mardi Tagmeyer, senior manager of customer operations, Emerge

Kimberly Torres, senior service center manager, XPO

Erin Van Zeeland, chief commercial officer & group senior vice president/general manager, logistics, Schneider

Rose VanWey, director of van services, Atlantic Logistics

Azra Walter, director of safety, Artur Express, Inc.

Brooke Weeks, senior manager II, fleet sustainability engineering, Walmart

Pam Wills-Ward, chief people & strategy officer, MW Logistics, LLC

Sherryann Wilson, recruiter, Trimac Transportation

This year’s recognition program is sponsored by PACCAR. The women will be featured in the upcoming edition of WIT’s Redefining the Road magazine and online at