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J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Announces Executive Changes

07/20/2022 | 01:41pm

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced the appointment of Shelley Simpson as president of the company. The Board of Directors elected Shelley Simpson, 50, as company president effective August 1, 2022. Over Simpson's 28-year career at J.B. Hunt, she has served 15 years in executive leadership roles, most recently as chief commercial officer and executive vice president of people and human resources, in addition to leading International Services and Corporate Marketing.

John N. Roberts, III, will remain chief executive officer and a member of the J.B. Hunt Board of Directors, a new management structure for the company. Simpson will take charge of oversight of all management duties and performance for all company business units, emerging technology, developing services and People and Human Resources. In 2007, Simpson was named president of Integrated Capacity Solutions (ICS), a business unit she helped to create.

She assumed sales and marketing executive responsibilities in 2011 as chief marketing officer. She took on additional leadership in 2014 as president of J.B. Hunt's Truckload business segment. Simpson was named chief commercial officer and president of Highway Services in 2017 and led the strategic direction and launch of J.B. Hunt 360°®.

In 2020, Simpson added responsibilities for people and human resources. Simpson's career at J.B. Hunt reflects the company's progression as an innovative leader in the transportation and logistics industry, a tradition that started with company founders Johnnie Bryan and Johnelle Hunt in 1961. Since 2017, the company has nearly doubled in revenue and reported revenue of $14 billion in the trailing 12 months.

In addition to these changes, Brad Hicks will continue as president of Highway Services and will take on additional responsibilities as executive vice president of people. Hicks has been at the company for 26 years and has served in executive roles since 2017. Spencer Frazier will assume the role of executive vice president of Sales and Marketing.

Frazier has been with the company for 21 years, most recently serving as senior vice president of Sales, a role he has held for the past 11 years.

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