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Officers

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

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 28 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 the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Board and Executive Committee. She is recently retired from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) after serving as chair for eight years. 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 Business Collaborative's Women CEOs in America list  
2023  

Women's Foundation of Arkansas Top 100 Women of Impact
2023

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Class of 2023 

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

Arkansas Business Executive of the Year  
2022  

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 

 

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Christopher Adkins
Vice President - Yield Strategy and Management
ArcBest

Christopher Adkins is the Vice President of Yield Strategy and Management at ArcBest. With over eleven years of experience, he leads the teams responsible for guiding ArcBest’s strategic yield initiatives with the goal of optimizing for profitable growth while providing exceptional services to customers at a competitive price. Christopher has led several high-impact, strategic initiatives that have played a significant role in ArcBest becoming a $5 billion logistics company. 

Among Christopher’s most notable work achievements is his contribution to ArcBest’s Dynamic Less-than-Truckload (LTL) Pricing initiative. Dynamic LTL Pricing was introduced in response to customers seeking ways to manage their transportation spend better and needing to pivot quickly when capacity issues limit their ability to serve their customers well. In collaboration with ArcBest Technologies, his team created this first-of-its-kind technology that uses machine learning to predict current market prices, connects shippers with available capacity in the ABF Freight network, and ultimately provides real-time pricing without the need to negotiate a published price.  

Christopher also led the automation of volume price quotes and tractor detention charges — helping the company transition from less-efficient manual processes to automated processes that improve customer experiences and enhance the productivity of these two pricing structures.  

Christopher was named Vice President of Yield Strategy and Management in June 2023 after serving as Vice President of Yield Strategy and Analytics since January 2022. He joined the company in 2012 as a Pricing Analyst and has served in various leadership roles, including Manager of Engineering and Technology and Director of Yield Strategy. Christopher holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas.  

Awards and Accolades  
2023 University of Arkansas College of Engineering Early Career Alumni Award 

2022 Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Forty Under 40 class

Dennis Anderson
Dennis L. Anderson II
Chief Strategy Officer
ArcBest

Dennis L. Anderson II is the Chief Strategy Officer at ArcBest®. With over 20 years of experience in logistics, he leads the company’s critical strategy management efforts, which include organic and external initiatives to create value. Dennis and his team also focus on sharing the ArcBest story to build positive brand awareness and deep, trusted relationships with external stakeholders.  

As Chief Strategy Officer, Dennis advocates for ArcBest’s customer-obsessed culture. His teams work to understand customer experiences by analyzing data and trends, helping ensure customers have a consistently exceptional experience. Dennis has been a catalyst behind the company’s commitment to listening, seeing the world through customers’ eyes, and thoughtfully improving how our processes, services and technologies impact their business. 

Dennis has had a leadership role in every acquisition and divestiture at ArcBest during the past decade. This includes the company’s acquisition of MoLo Solutions in 2021, which nearly doubled the size of ArcBest’s capacity base and expanded the company’s ability to serve customers well. In 2017, he was involved in restructuring ArcBest into an integrated logistics company with a full suite of shipping and logistics solutions, reorganizing the company around customer needs.  
  
Dennis was named Chief Strategy Officer in March 2023 after serving as Chief Customer Officer since April 2020, Chief Customer Experience Officer from January 2017 to April 2020, and Vice President of Strategy from February 2014 to December 2016. Prior to that, he served as Director of Strategic Planning and held positions as Pricing Manager and Pricing Analyst at ABF Freight®. He joined the company in 2003 after beginning his career at Walmart Logistics, a division of Walmart Stores Inc.   

Dennis holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas.  

In the Media:

Managing Disruption in the Supply Chain

First, Middle Final Mile

What Does Customer Obsession Look Like in Transportation

Outside the Office:

Arkansas Academy of Industrial Engineering
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

United Way of Fort Smith
Board of Directors

Matt Beasley
Chief Financial Officer
ArcBest

Matt Beasley holds the positions of Chief Financial Officer at ArcBest®. Bringing over two decades of public company finance experience to his role, Matt shapes our financial strategy to align with our long-term company objectives. Under his leadership, our finance team is committed to financial excellence, including building on the company’s robust financial position while navigating the path towards sustainable growth.  

Matt supports long-term company success with smart cash management and capital allocation strategies — prioritizing building relationships with company lenders and other financial partners and vendors. Since joining the company in 2022, he has positively impacted the organization and worked closely with the leadership team to achieve important milestones, including improving financing terms to reflect the company’s strong credit profile.  

Matt was named Chief Financial Officer and Treasury in May 2023 after serving as Vice President of Treasury since February 2023 and as a Project Executive since January 2022. Prior to joining ArcBest, Matt spent nearly 15 years at Enable Midstream Partners, a large, publicly traded energy infrastructure company, where he led teams responsible for corporate treasury, investor relations, financial planning and analysis, enterprise risk management and project evaluation.  

Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and MIS from The University of Tulsa and a Master of Business Administration in entrepreneurship from St. Edward’s University. Additionally, Matt is a CFA charterholder — one of the highest distinctions in the investment management profession. 

Laura Bogner
Vice President - Internal Audit
ArcBest

Laura Bogner was named Vice President­ – Internal Audit for ArcBest Corporation® in January 2017. In this role, Laura manages all Internal Audit functions, including oversight of financial and operational audits, internal control testing required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and administration of the Enterprise Risk Management function.

She previously served as Director of Internal Audit from May 2011 to December 2016. Laura joined ArcBest® in March 2000 as Internal Audit Supervisor and was promoted to Internal Audit Manager in May 2004. Prior to joining ArcBest, Laura spent five years at the public accounting firm of BKD, LLP working predominantly in the audit practice.

Laura is a Certified Public Accountant and a summa cum laude graduate of Arkansas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Erin K. Gattis
Chief Human Resources Officer
ArcBest

Erin Gattis is the Chief Human Resources Officer of ArcBest®. With over 20 years of experience, she is leading the way in creating an exceptional workplace where logistics professionals with diverse experiences and perspectives can grow and make a lasting impact. Erin boldly guides the teams responsible for the company’s award-winning training and succession planning programs, talent acquisition, employee engagement, benefits and compensation and executive compensation for ArcBest Corporation®. She also champions the company’s wellness programs for a healthier workforce and is one of the drivers behind ArcBest’s Environmental, Social and Governance efforts — including the critical work of implementing a strategic DEI roadmap — building a more inclusive workplace for all. Various corporate governance responsibilities also fall under her domain.

Under Erin’s leadership, the people at ArcBest have an opportunity to achieve tremendous growth, and the company’s customers, partners and other stakeholders benefit. Her dedication to building a values-driven culture — rooted in creativity, integrity, collaboration, growth, excellence and wellness — has made ArcBest one of the best companies to work for in the nation; career mobility across the company has increased while turnover remains at levels lower than the logistics industry.

Erin was named ArcBest Chief Human Resources Officer in July 2016. Previously, she served as Vice President of Human Resources and as the company’s Chief of Staff to ArcBest President and CEO Judy McReynolds. She began her career at ArcBest in 1999 in the Human Resources Department.

Erin holds HRCI Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certifications, the senior-most human resources certifications for those who have demonstrated a strategic mastery of the HR body of knowledge and practical experience. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from Arkansas Tech University.

In the Media

Women In Trucking Association 2022 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award Finalist

Northwest Arkansas Business Journal 2020 C-Suite Award

Alumni Connections with University of Arkansas – Fort Smith

Fort Smith Job Market

One Reason for Supply Chain Shortages

ArcBest Wins Comparably Awards for Best CEO and Best Company for Women

ArcBest Among America’s Best Employers for Diversity

ArcBest Names One of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes  

Outside the Office

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith
Dean’s Leadership Council advisory member
Alumni Association’s Mentor Connections Program mentor

Arkansas Tech University
Business Advisory Council member

Mercy Health Forth Smith
Communities Board member

Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce
Board member

United Way of Fort Smith Area
Board president in 2018

 

Cheryl Harper
Vice President - Tax
ArcBest

Cheryl Harper was named Vice President­ – Tax for ArcBest Corporation® in January 2017.

She previously served as Director of Corporate Tax from August 2015 to December 2016. Cheryl joined ArcBest® in 2010 as Manager of Tax. She was promoted to Senior Manager of Tax in 2014.

Previously, Cheryl was an associate attorney at the law firm of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon, and Galchus, P.C. in Fort Smith.

She has a Juris Doctor from the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Denver.

Cheryl currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Tax Policy Committee of the American Trucking Associations.

David Humphrey
Vice President – Investor Relations
ArcBest

David Humphrey is the Vice President of Investor Relations at ArcBest®. With over 40 years of experience, he articulates ArcBest’s strategy and financial results to shareholders and potential investors to help them understand ArcBest’s position in the logistics marketplace and in the financial markets. David and his team build and maintain relationships with ArcBest investors through clear and concise disclosures and continuously directing investors to ArcBest’s success as a leading, growing integrated logistics company.

As the company’s representative to investors, David collaborates with senior executives and business leaders across the organization to execute investor communications and to inform through financial analyses and reports with the objective of improving our stock price valuation. He has played an integral role in clarifying ArcBest’s historic path toward strategic growth, from its roots as an LTL carrier to its transformation into a multibillion-dollar logistics powerhouse that helps keep the global supply chain moving. He tells the ArcBest story, informing stakeholders of the company’s long-term growth strategy.

David was named the Vice President of Investor Relations in January 2010. He began his career with ArcBest in the Economic Analysis Department in 1983, holding various positions there until 1993 when he began work for an ArcBest subsidiary that was later sold. He moved to Investor Relations in 1998, serving as Director of Investor Relations from February 1998 to December 2009 until moving into his current position. David is one of the longest-tenured investor relations executives in the transportation industry. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas.

Outside the Office

Economics Arkansas
Board member; former Board Chair

Girls Inc. of Fort Smith
Honorary Board member; former Board member and former Board Chair

Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House
Board member

Fort Smith, AR Public Schools Foundation
Board member

Barry Hunter
Vice President - Financial Services and Risk Management
ArcBest

Barry Hunter was named Vice President­ – Financial Services and Risk Management for ArcBest Corporation® in January 2017.

He previously had served as Vice President of Administration and Treasurer for ArcBest® company ABF Freight from 2007 until December 2016. Barry began his career with ABF Freight as a Pricing Analyst in 1987. He was promoted to Senior Pricing Analyst in 1989 and became Pricing Manager in 1992. He then served as Director of Traffic Services from 2002 to 2007.

Barry has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Kansas State University.

Michael R. Johns
Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
ArcBest

Michael R. Johns is Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. Michael joined ArcBest Corporation® in 2007 as Vice President – General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Throughout ArcBest’s evolution into a holistic logistics and transportation provider, Michael has directed the legal team supporting various mergers, such as ArcBest’s 2012 purchases of subsidiaries Panther Premium Logistics® and Albert Companies Inc., a household-goods moving company.

Michael also handles the company’s government relations, provides legal counsel to the ArcBest Board of Directors and played an important role in ArcBest’s labor negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.  

Prior to joining ArcBest®, Michael had a 24-year career in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he was a partner at the law firm of Dover Dixon Horne PLLC. He holds an AV Rating, the highest ranking a lawyer can earn, from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating firm, and has served as Chair of the Commercial Law Section of the Arkansas Bar Association.

He earned a J.D. from Southern Methodist University, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas. A Certified Public Accountant, Michael is a member of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Arkansas Bar Association.

Steven Leonard
Steven Leonard
Chief Commercial Officer and President, Asset-Light Logistics
ArcBest

Steven Leonard is the Chief Commercial Officer and President of Asset-Light Logistics at ArcBest®. With over 20 years of experience, his focus is on supporting our customers’ supply chain needs through our extensive capacity network. Steven has a deep understanding of ArcBest’s full suite of shipping and logistics solutions and is tuned in to our customers’ supply chain challenges. His teams work to leverage our expertise and scalability to ensure customers receive best-in-class service, which includes getting the right solution at the right time at a rate that makes sense. 

In his career at ArcBest, Steven served as one of the driving forces behind the company’s coordinated efforts in 2020 to better align sales and marketing operations. The company utilized data, analytics and improved processes to make better decisions, with the goal of identifying customer needs and continuously meeting and exceeding their expectations. In 2005, he led the redevelopment of ArcBest’s time-critical business, which allowed the company to focus on customers’ time-sensitive shipping challenges. This transformative initiative helped grow time-critical business by more than 400 percent and set in motion the company’s ability to meet a variety of customer needs that still exist today.  

Steven was named Chief Commercial Officer and President of Asset-Light Logistics in March 2023 after serving as Chief Sales and Customer Engagement Officer since April 2020. In this role, he led the company’s sales and customer solutions teams, coordinating and aligning the ArcBest sales and customer support initiatives. From November 2014 to December 2016, he served as Vice President – Global Forwarding for Panther Premium Logistics®. Steven joined the company in 2001 as a quotation analyst for U-Pack®, and in his tenure with the company has held positions that include Manager of Quotation Services, Manager of TimeKeeper Pricing, Director of Strategic Planning and Divisional Vice President.  

Steven holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas.  

In the Media:

Check Call with ArcBest’s Steven Leonard: No charges for LTL 

Forrester Honors Three Organizations for Accelerating Revenue Growth Through Marketing, Sales, And Product Alignment  

Outside the Office:

Youth Little League Football and Baseball Coach  
Greenwood, AR  
 
River Valley FCA 
Board Chairman

Amy Mendenhall
Amy Mendenhall
Vice President – Treasurer
ArcBest

Amy Mendenhall is the Vice President – Treasurer at ArcBest®. With over 30 years of finance and accounting experience, she leads a team responsible for the company’s cash management and capital allocation strategies. She also builds and maintains strong relationships with lenders and financial partners who provide the company with treasury services and access to capital.

Amy was named Vice President, Treasurer in 2024. She joined the company in 1997, after six years in public accounting. She has held various finance and accounting roles, including Director of Corporate Accounting and Investor Relations and most recently Vice-President – Controller for our Asset-Light business.

Amy has played a key role in integrating seven acquired companies into ArcBest’s processes and systems, including our most recent acquisition of MoLo® in 2021. She is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Mississippi.

Outside the Office:

Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club
Board Treasurer

The Degen Foundation
Board Member

Michael E. Newcity
Chief Innovation Officer and President, ArcBest Technologies
ArcBest

Michael Newcity is the Chief Innovation Officer of ArcBest and President of ArcBest Technologies. With nearly 30 years of technology, finance, and strategy experience, Michael champions the advancement of ArcBest’s culture of innovation. His teams of highly engaged and creative technologists listen to our customers’ challenges and develop leading-edge solutions that enable more sustainable supply chains and drive the logistics industry forward. Michael’s leadership has also been instrumental in driving several enterprise-wide initiatives, including advancements in business intelligence, strategy management, and e-commerce.  
 
Among Michael’s most notable career achievements is launching a restructuring plan in 2015 to link ArcBest’s business growth strategy with innovative technology development — rolling the traditional information technology group into a much larger organization encompassing project management, data science, research and development, and innovation and new ventures management. This transformation, coupled with treating the company’s innovation initiatives as a portfolio of business investments and products, has been pivotal to making technology a key enabler of ArcBest’s current strategy.  

With a strong emphasis on disruptive technology, also significant in Michael’s career includes his role in steering the development of Vaux. Vaux is a ground-breaking patented system that completely transforms how freight is loaded, unloaded and worked in warehouses and distribution centers. It employs a deep technology stack, including custom mechanical engineering, edge computing, IoT, proprietary cloud software and advanced analytics. 

Michael began his career with the company in 1993, serving in several management and director roles before being named ArcBest’s Chief Financial Officer in 2010. In 2013, his responsibilities expanded to oversee corporate information technology and economic analysis as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, where he served through the end of 2014 when he transitioned into his current role as Chief Innovation Officer and President of ArcBest Technologies.      

Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from the University of Arkansas and an M.B.A. from the Walton College at the University of Arkansas. He also completed executive education programs at Chicago Booth, Columbia, Harvard, and the London Business School. 

Awards and Accolades 
2022 Northwest Arkansas Business Journal C-Suite Award 
ArcBest wins FreightWaves’ FreightTech 100 Award for 2nd year 
ArcBest Receives 2020 Top Fleet Award for fleet innovator 
Governor’s Awards for Entrepreneurial Development 
 
In the Media 
Ecosystems Drive Digital Growth  
The importance of customer collaboration in building FreightTech solutions 
Making complex supply chain innovation more accessible 
ArcBest builds on commitment to innovative technology with $25 million investment in Phantom Auto 
Michael Newcity on leveraging his experience as CFO to lead innovation at ArcBest 
How technology and innovation are key to navigating today’s supply chain 
How ArcBest Technologies orients the business towards progressive innovation 
How are changing consumer behaviors forcing innovation in retail supply chains?  
What is transformative innovation? 
Digital Supply Chain: Sensing, analyzing and acting on real-time data 
Real-life real time 
How far can we go? 
 
Outside the Office 

Phantom Auto 
Board Director 

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Board of Visitors
Board Member

Student Mobilization 
Board Member 

Gartner 
Member, Technology Innovators Group 

Maniv Mobility
Advisor

Jason Parks
Jason Parks
Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President – Controller
ArcBest

Jason Parks is the Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President Controller at ArcBest®. With nearly 20 years of experience, he leads the company’s accounting strategy and day-to-day financial management across multiple teams, including Financial Planning and Analysis, Financial Reporting and Corporate Accounting. Jason and his teams hold several responsibilities — providing short and long-term models for projected financial and operating results; reporting financial results publicly through SEC filings; and overseeing general ledger, technical and shared services accounting and business unit allocations. 

In his time at ArcBest, Jason has assessed and implemented a new revenue recognition accounting standard for the company. He has also managed the accounting for multiple acquisitions and dispositions — helping provide stability for stakeholders during each transition and ensuring the company remains compliant with all applicable financial standards and practices.  

Jason was named Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President Controller in March 2023. He began his career at ArcBest in July 2014 as Senior Manager of Corporate Accounting and was promoted to Assistant Corporate Controller in June 2018 before moving into his current role. Prior to joining the company, Jason spent nine years with Ernst & Young, most recently as a Senior Manager in Assurance Services, performing auditing and attesting services for large public and private companies in various industries.  

Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and is a licensed CPA in Arkansas.  

Jason Turner
Vice President — Talent and Growth Initiatives
ArcBest

Jason Turner is the Vice President of Talent and Growth Initiatives at ArcBest. With over 18 years of experience, he is a champion of recruiting, developing and retaining the right people in the right jobs. He and his team lead the development and implementation of ArcBest’s people and culture strategies, which involve the areas of talent management, learning and development, succession planning and career mobility, employee experience, and the company’s award-winning training programs.

Jason is passionate about engaging with ArcBest leadership and the company’s more than 15,000 employees to promote the company’s values-driven culture and create a motivating and collaborative workplace for all. He is an essential part of change management, helping facilitate large-scale change initiatives — including during ArcBest’s Enhanced Market Approach realignment in 2017 and during the acquisition of MoLo Solutions in 2021 — by coaching and supporting employees through each transition, listening to feedback through regular surveys, and taking action that continues to position ArcBest as a leading place to work.

Jason was named Vice President of Talent and Growth Initiatives for ArcBest in July 2016. Prior to that he served as chief operating officer of ABF Logistics, and as president of Albert Companies, a former ArcBest subsidiary, where he led Albert’s moving and storage brands, serving customers in the consumer, corporate account and government segments. Before joining ArcBest, he held several leadership positions with POCO Graphite Inc., leading quality and change management initiatives. Jason earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Northwestern State University and a master’s degree in business administration from North Texas University.

Recognitions

ArcBest No. 14 for Employee Training and Development

ArcBest recognized on Training Magazine’s 2021 list of Top 100 Training Programs for 12th consecutive year

In the Media

AB5 protests rage on, AI contract negotiators and driver onboarding

Truck drivers are highly sought, but the pay often doesn’t measure up, research shows

ArcBest Prepares Next Generation of Leaders with Cornerstone

Outside the Office

University of Arkansas Supply Chain Management Research Council
Council Member

64.6 Downtown
Board Member

Friends of Recreational Trails (FORT) Group
Member