President & CEO and Owner, Trailiner Corp.
I first joined the family business in 1999 at the encouragement of my grandfather while I was completing my college degree in business. After graduating, my grandfather asked me to stay with the company and mentor with one of the executives there. Throughout my career, I learned all aspects of the family business. Now, it’s 23 years later and I’m still here! As President & CEO, I’m focused on the business strategy of the company to position the company for future opportunities and growth, while keeping the business running successfully and supporting my team.
What I love most about trucking is that no day is the same. There’s always something that keeps it interesting. You also get to interact with a broad, diverse group of people. I have gotten to meet people across the industry and it’s interesting to hear other people’s stories – especially those with similar stories to mine. I like hearing the stories of other people who are working in a family business – those who are working to keep the family atmosphere while keeping the business running from generation to generation.
There are an unlimited number of opportunities for women in trucking. Women have the freedom of being out on the open road as a driver or working their way up in a company. There are a lot of women in executive leadership positions in trucking now. The opportunities are out there if you’re willing to put in the work and pursue those opportunities.