Board of Directors

Judy R. McReynolds
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Judy R. McReynolds is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of ArcBest®. Under her visionary leadership, ArcBest has evolved into a multibillion-dollar integrated logistics company — leading the way with cutting-edge technology and customized solutions that help keep the global supply chain moving. 

Judy guides ArcBest with over 30 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry, including 26 years with the company. In 2010, she was named ArcBest president and CEO, then in 2016, she was elected as Chairman of the Board of ArcBest Corporation. Judy is the only member of the company’s senior management who serves on the board. 

Building on our 100-year legacy, Judy has been the driving force behind diversifying ArcBest into a logistics powerhouse with a full suite of logistics solutions that meet customers’ supply chain needs. Her experience, combined with her commitment to serving customers well, providing the best atmosphere for our employees and conducting business in a way that helps build a safer, more sustainable company and world, has made us a leader in the logistics industry and a pillar in the communities where we operate. 

Judy sits on several outside boards, including OGE Energy Corp., First Bank Corp. and First National Bank. She serves as a member of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council and is recently retired from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) after serving as chair for eight years and from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Board and Executive Committee. Judy contributes to education in Arkansas as a member of the Dean’s Executive Advisory Board of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas and as a director of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Foundation Board. Additionally, Judy was honored as an inductee to the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame in February 2023. A Certified Public Accountant, Judy holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Oklahoma. 

Awards and Accolades:

Women's Foundation of Arkansas Top 100 Women of Impact

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Class of 2023 

Arkansas’ 250 Most Influential Leaders  
2022, 2020, 2019 and 2018  

Arkansas Business Executive of the Year  

Forbes 50 Over 50 
October 2022 

Gartner CEO Talent Champion 
October 2022 

Comparably Best CEOs for Women and Best CEO 
Q3 2021 and Q4 2021, respectively 

Global Trade Magazine Top Ten Women in Logistics 
July 2020 and July 2021 

Women Inc. Most Influential Corporate Board Directors 
December 2019 

Recognized “Female Executives Advancing in Trucking Industry” by Transport Topics 
June 2019 

Women in Trucking Association Distinguished Woman in Logistics 
April 2019 

The CEO Connection Top 25 Most Influential Women in the Mid-Market 
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 

To view ArcBest awards and accolades under Judy’s leadership, visit https://arcb.com/about/awards 


Steven L. Spinner
Steven L. Spinner
Lead Independent Director
ArcBest Corporation

Steven L. Spinner has been a Director of ArcBest Corporation since July 2011. Mr. Spinner has been Lead Independent Director since October 2022 and previously served as Lead Independent Director from 2016 to 2021. Before he retired in August 2021, Mr. Spinner was President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of United Natural Foods Inc. since September 2008, and he served as Chairman since October 2016. Prior to joining UNFI in 2008, he was a Director and Chief Executive Officer of Performance Food Group Company from October 2006 to May 2008 and PFGC’s President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2005 to May 2008. He was the Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of PFGC’s Broadline Division from February 2002 to May 2005, and the company’s Division President from August 2001 to February 2002.

Mr. Spinner serves on the Audit Committee. He holds a bachelor's degree from Albright College.

Craig E. Philip
Board Member
ArcBest Corporation

Craig E. Philip has been a Director of ArcBest Corporation since August 2011. In January 2015, Dr. Philip joined the faculty of Vanderbilt University as research professor and director of Vanderbilt Center for Transportation and Operational Resiliency (VECTOR). In June 2014, Dr. Philip retired as Chief Executive Officer of Ingram Barge Company. He was President of Ingram Barge from 1994 until 1999, when he was named Chief Executive Officer. 

Dr. Philip began his transportation career with Conrail in 1980, worked for Ingram Barge from 1982 until 1987, briefly served as Vice President of the Intermodal Division of South Pacific Railroad, before returning to Ingram Barge in 1991. He has also held adjunct faculty positions at Princeton University and Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Philip serves on the Compensation Committee and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee.

He serves on the Marine Board of Transportation Research, a unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Dr. Philip holds an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Princeton University and master’s and doctorate degrees in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Janice Stipp
Janice E. Stipp
Board Member
ArcBest Corporation

Janice E. Stipp has been a Director of ArcBest Corporation since October 2012. In May 2018, Ms. Stipp retired as the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Rogers Corporation, a global leader in engineered materials solutions. Prior to her role at Rogers Corporation, she was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Tecumseh Products; Chief Financial Officer at Revstone Industries; Acument Global Technologies, a Platinum Equity portfolio company; and GDX Automotive, a Cerberus Equity portfolio company.

Ms. Stipp began her career in 1981 with Lear Siegler, working in Corporate Audit. From 1984 to 1999, she worked for General Motors Corp. in a variety of financial roles.

Ms. Stipp serves as the Chairman on the Audit Committee and is a designated Financial Expert.

Ms. Stipp serves on the board of Rotork PLC, a market leading global provider of mission control flow control and instrumentation solutions for oil, gas, water, chemical, process and industrial applications. She previously served on the board of directors of Sappi Limited, Ply Gem Holdings Inc and Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a master's degree from Wayne State University.

Kathleen McElligott
Kathleen D. McElligott
Board Member
ArcBest Corporation

Kathleen D. McElligott has been a Director of ArcBest Corporation since July 2015. In February 2020, Ms. McElligott retired as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer of McKesson Corp., a healthcare services and information technology company based in San Francisco and the largest pharmaceutical distributor in North America. She joined the company in July 2015, after serving as the Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Information Technology at Emerson Electric Co. since February 2010.

Prior to joining Emerson, Ms. McElligott spent 22 years with General Electric Company in multiple information systems leadership roles, including CIO of supply chain at GE Aircraft Engines.

Ms. McElligott serves as the Chairman on the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee.

She previously served on the board of Forescout Technologies Inc. and is former board president of Connections to Success, a St. Louis-based nonprofit organization. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Kent State University and a master's degree from Xavier University.

Michael P. Hogan
Michael P. Hogan
Board Member
ArcBest Corporation

Michael P. Hogan has been a Director of ArcBest Corporation since October 2016. Mr. Hogan is the Chief Growth and Strategy Officer for Forme Financial, the first financial advisory firm created specifically to serve physicians. Mr. Hogan retired as President of Tax Smart Innovation for Blucora Inc. in June 2020, a provider of technology-enabled financial solutions, including wealth management and tax preparation. Prior to joining Blucora in October 2018, Mr. Hogan retired after serving as Executive Vice President, Strategic Business & Brand Development for GameStop Corporation from 2012 until February 2018. He joined GameStop in 2008 as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.

Previously, he served as a principal with Strategic Frameworking, a strategic consulting firm, as senior vice president of marketing at Dean Foods Company and as vice president of international marketing at Frito-Lay.

Mr. Hogan serves on the Audit Committee as a designated Financial Expert.

He is Board Chairman of Feed the Children, a nonprofit organization. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University and a master’s degree from Northwestern University.

Eduardo Conrado
Eduardo Conrado
Board Member
ArcBest Corporation

Eduardo Conrado has been a Director of ArcBest Corporation since November 2016. Mr. Conrado is President of Ascension, the nation’s largest nonprofit health system. Before becoming President, Mr. Conrado was the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Innovations Officer for Ascension. He joined Ascension in September 2018, after retiring as the Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for Motorola Solutions Inc.; he served in that role from August 2015 until December 2017.

He joined Motorola in 1992; his previous positions include senior vice president, marketing and IT; corporate vice president, global marketing and communications; and senior director, global marketing and portfolio management.

Mr. Conrado serves as Chairman of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee.

He previously served on the board of Ascension, the Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History and the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University, a master’s degree from ESADE in Barcelona, Spain, and a master’s degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Fredrik Eliasson
Fredrik Eliasson
Board Member
ArcBest Corporation

Fredrik Eliasson has been a Director of ArcBest Corporation since December 2019. Mr. Eliasson serves as a Board Member for Gates Industries. Mr. Eliasson previously was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Change Healthcare Inc., one of the largest independent healthcare IT companies in the United States. He joined Change Healthcare in 2018 after a 22-year career at CSX Corporation, where he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer, as well as chief sales and marketing officer.

On the ArcBest board, he is a member of the Audit Committee and is a designated Financial Expert.

Mr. Eliasson previously served on the Jacksonville (Florida) Chamber Board of Directors and as chair of the business recruiting portion of the chamber, JAXUSA Partnership; on the audit committee of United Way Jacksonville; and as executive member and finance committee chair of the Jacksonville Zoo Board of Directors. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Salvatore A. Abbate
Board Member
ArcBest Corporation

Salvatore A. Abbate has been a Director of ArcBest since January 2023. Mr. Abbate is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Veritiv Corporation. Based in Atlanta, GA, Veritiv is a Fortune 500® company and a leading North American business-to-business distribution solutions company. Previously, Mr. Abbate served as Chief Operating Officer for Veritiv from January 2020 until September 2020 and as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Veritiv from April 2018 until December 2019.

Prior to that, Mr. Abbate served as Senior Vice President, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer for Andersen Windows & Doors, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Abbate served as Vice-President, Global Sales and Marketing for the performance films division of Solutia, Inc., a performance materials and specialty chemical provider which is now part of the Eastman Chemical Company. Mr. Abbate began his career at Armstrong World Industries, where he spent 15 years in all three of their business units in various roles including sales, marketing, manufacturing, and process improvements.

Mr. Abbate serves as a member on both the Nominating Corporate Governance Committee and Compensation Committee.

Mr. Abbate is a member of the board of directors for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Executive Committee. Mr. Abbate has a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Northwestern University.