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Board of Directors

Judy R. McReynolds
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
ArcBest

Judy R. McReynolds is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of ArcBest Corporation, responsible for managing the multibillion-dollar logistics solutions company, which includes the brands ArcBest®, ABF Freight®, Panther Premium Logistics®, FleetNet America® and U-Pack®.

Since 2010, Ms. McReynolds also has held the post of Director of ArcBest Corporation and is the only member of the company’s senior management who serves on the board. In 2016, Ms. McReynolds was elected as Chairman of the Board of ArcBest Corporation. Her 28 years of logistics and transportation industry experience, including 21 years at ArcBest, provides significant value to the board. 

During her tenure, Ms. McReynolds has evolved the ArcBest strategic focus to expand beyond its core less-than-truckload services represented by the ABF Freight brand in order to better serve customers across the supply chain spectrum. Building upon ABF Freight’s 95-year-old roots, she has diversified ArcBest into a full-service logistics provider through the addition of asset-light solutions.

In 2017, ArcBest realigned its structure to go to market primarily under the ArcBest brand, one logistics enterprise with creative problem solvers who deliver integrated logistics solutions. The approach is to provide the best possible customer experience and present a unified identity for all of the ArcBest services, including ABF Freight and Panther Premium Logistics.

Previously, Ms. McReynolds was Senior Vice President – Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Vice President – Controller, and Director of Corporate Accounting when she joined the company in 1997. Prior to joining ArcBest, she served as Director of Financial Reporting and Taxation with P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. and as a Senior Manager of Ernst & Young LLP.

Ms. McReynolds serves on numerous outside boards including OGE Energy Corp., First Bank Corp. and First National Bank of Fort Smith. She also serves on the Dean’s Executive Advisory Board of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation Board and the University of Arkansas Fort Smith Foundation Board, of which she is former chairwoman. She is  the current chair of the American Transportation Research Institute board, and a member of the American Trucking Associations Board of Directors and Executive Committee. A Certified Public Accountant, Ms. McReynolds holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Oklahoma.

Steven L. Spinner
Board Member — Lead Independent Director
ArcBest Corporation

Steven L. Spinner has been a Director of ArcBest Corporation since July 2011. Mr. Spinner became ArcBest’s Lead Independent Director in April 2016. Mr. Spinner has been President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of United Natural Foods Inc. since September 2008, and he has 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.

William M. Legg
Board Member
ArcBest Corporation

William M. Legg has been a Director of ArcBest Corporation since April 2002. Previously, he was Managing Director at Deutsche Banc Alex.Brown, an investment banking firm. During his 31 years at Alex.Brown, he served as head of its Transportation Group and Co-Head of the Corporate Finance Department. Mr. Legg and his group executed initial public offerings for many logistics companies, including: Viking Freight, MS Carriers, Werner Enterprises, J.B. Hunt, Swift, Old Dominion, CH Robinson and Hub Group. Mr. Legg worked on transportation-related transactions for Deutsche Post, PepsiCo, ARA Services, Transport Development Group and ArcBest.

Mr. Legg has significant investment banking experience, including finance, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, capital structures and strategic planning. He has in-depth knowledge of other transportation companies and industry subsets, as well as transportation-related finance. On the ArcBest board, he is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Legg earned a B.A. from Trinity College and an M.B.A. from Loyola College. Prior to joining Alex.Brown in 1971, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

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 serve 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 and serves as the board’s Audit Committee Chairman and Financial Expert. 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 on the  Audit Committee.

Ms. Stipp serves on the board of Sappi Limited, a global diversified woodfiber company, and the board of Commercial Vehicle Group Inc (CVGI) and is a member of the CVGI Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees. She previously served on the board of directors of Ply Gem Holdings 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 Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee.

She serves 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.

Stephen E. Gorman
Board Member
ArcBest Corporation

Stephen E. Gorman has been a Director of ArcBest Corporation since July 2015. In January 2020, he retired as Chief Executive Officer of privately held Air Methods Corporation, the largest domestic air medical provider in the air medical market. He joined Air Methods in August 2018, after retiring from Borden Dairy Co., a fresh milk and value-added dairy, in July 2017.

Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Delta Air Lines Inc. from 2007 until 2014. Mr. Gorman also served as the CEO and President of Greyhound Lines/Laidlaw Industries from 2003 to 2007. He brings a deep background in operations and transportation management to the board, having also held leadership positions at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Northwest Airlines, among others.

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

He has served on the boards of Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V., Greyhound Lines Inc., Rohn Industries, Timco Aviation and as chairman of the board at Pinnacle Airlines Corp. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Eureka College and a master's degree from Bradley 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 President of Tax Smart Innovation for Blucora Inc., 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 a member of the board of Feed the Children, a nonprofit organization, where he also serves as audit committee chairman. 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 the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Innovations Officer for Ascension, the nation’s largest nonprofit health system. 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 on the Compensation Committee and the Nominating/Corporate Governance 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 is the 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.

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.