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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 25 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 nearly 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 serves on numerous outside boards including OGE Energy Corp. where she is lead director, First Bank Corp. and First National Bank of Fort Smith. She serves on the Dean’s Executive Advisory Board of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas and the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation board. She is current chair of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) board, and a member of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Board of Directors and Executive Committee. A Certified Public Accountant, Judy holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Oklahoma.

Awards and Accolades:

Forbes 50 Over 50
October 2022

Gartner CEO Talent Champion
October 2022

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Class of 2023

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

Dennis Anderson
Dennis L. Anderson II
Chief Customer Officer
ArcBest

Dennis L. Anderson II is the Chief Customer Officer at ArcBest®. With over 20 years of experience in logistics, he leads the company’s customer engagement efforts and growth strategy, with a laser-focus on making it easier for customers to do business. Dennis guides the teams responsible for customer solutions, customer experience, strategy, sales and marketing — helping ensure customers have a consistently exceptional experience, however they choose to do business with ArcBest. He’s the catalyst behind the company’s commitment to listening, seeing the world through the customers’ eyes, and thoughtfully analyzing how processes, services and technologies impact their experiences.

In the area of strategy, Dennis has played 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 the restructuring of ArcBest to an integrated logistics company with a full suite of shipping and logistics solutions, reorganizing the company around customer needs.   

Dennis was named Chief Customer Officer in April 2020 after previously serving as Chief Customer Experience Officer from January 2017 to April 2020 and as Vice President of Strategy from February 2014 to December 2016. Prior to that, he served as ArcBest 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

How LTL Carriers are Adapting to Take E-Commerce Market Share

Outside the Office:

Arkansas Academy of Industrial Engineering
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

United Way of Fort Smith
Board of Directors

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.

David R. Cobb
David R. Cobb
Chief Financial Officer
ArcBest

David R. Cobb is the Chief Financial Officer at ArcBest. With over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting, David leads the team responsible for overseeing and managing the company’s financial activities to ensure ArcBest is well-positioned for financial success and long-term growth.

His thorough knowledge of the company’s finances and operations, and his experience working with multinational and publicly traded corporations across various industries, make him a critical part of helping develop and execute ArcBest’s growth-focused business strategy. In the day-to-day, David supports teams that manage external reporting with the SEC, tax reporting and filing, internal audits and all the transactional elements of generating a solid cash flow. On the treasury side of the business, he oversees investing and funding through debt financing and communicating financial results to the investment community.

David was named Chief Financial Officer in January 2015 and has previously served as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Before joining ArcBest in 2006, he was Vice President and Corporate Controller for a publicly traded, international oilfield service company. He also spent seven years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, a public accounting firm in Houston. David is a Certified Public Accountant in Arkansas and Texas and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Abilene Christian University.

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

Institute for Emerging Leaders
Advisory board member

United Way of Fort Smith Area
Board president in 2018

Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce
Past board member

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 nearly 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
Vice President – General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
ArcBest

Michael R. Johns 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.

Danny Loe
Danny Loe
President, Asset-Light Logistics and Chief Yield Officer
ArcBest

Danny Loe is the Chief Yield Officer and President of Asset-Light Logistics at ArcBest. With more than 25 years of logistics experience, he leads the company’s yield strategy and asset-light operations — focusing on strategic growth and market opportunity.

In the area of Yield, Danny leads the teams responsible for developing the organization’s pricing strategy to help maximize profitability and ensure ArcBest is offering our solutions at a competitive price. Under his guidance, the Yield teams have positively impacted ArcBest’s financial results by improving our overall pricing structure and creating better shipment opportunities to align with customer needs.

In the area of Asset-Light, Danny supports all expedite, dedicated and truckload teams and operations. His expertise and leadership were essential in the company’s acquisition of MoLo Solutions in 2021, which doubled the size of ArcBest’s growing network of capacity providers to over 80,000.

Danny was named President of Asset-Light Logistics in September 2020 and Chief Yield Officer in January 2017 after previously serving as Vice President of Enterprise Solutions from May 2014 to December 2016. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Yield Management for ABF Freight and Director of Marketing and Public Relations for ABF Freight. Danny joined the company in 1997 as an associate pricing analyst for ABF Freight. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas.

In the Media

ArcBest and MoLo: Keeping It All About the Customer
Retailer strategies for securing capacity
ArcBest Differentiators
Advantages of using integrated solutions for health care supply chains
Why managed transportation fits so well for SMBs
The New Normal for Procuring Capacity - 3PL Summit Recap
Industry interview with FreightWaves

Outside of the Office

SMC3 Board of Directors member
Arkansas Academy of Industrial Engineering member
Business Advisory Council member at Northwestern University

Steven Leonard
Chief Sales and Customer Engagement Officer
ArcBest

Steven Leonard is the Chief Sales and Customer Engagement Officer at ArcBest®. With over 20 years of experience in logistics and a focus on customer success, he leads the company’s sales and customer solutions teams — coordinating and aligning the ArcBest sales and customer support initiatives to ensure we consistently meet our customers’ rapidly changing needs. Steven served as one of the driving forces behind the company’s coordinated efforts in 2020 to better align sales and marketing operations, utilizing 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, Steven led the redevelopment of ArcBest’s time-critical business, which allowed the company to focus on customers’ immediate needs. 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 Sales and Customer Engagement Officer in April 2020 after previously serving as Vice President of Customer Solutions from January 2017 to April 2020 and as Vice President – Global Forwarding for Panther Premium Logistics®, a service of ArcBest, from November 2014 to December 2016. Steven joined the company in 2001 as a quotation analyst for U-Pack®, an ArcBest brand, 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

Michael E. Newcity
Senior Vice President - Chief Innovation Officer
ArcBest

Michael E. Newcity was named Senior Vice President - Chief Innovation Officer of ArcBest Corporation® and President of ArcBest Technologies, a subsidiary of ArcBest®, effective January 2015.

During his 20-plus year tenure with ArcBest, Michael has led and progressed several strategic, cross-functional initiatives focused on enterprise-wide advancements in business intelligence, e-commerce, market research, and strategy management. The company has been recognized for information technology work under Newcity's direction in a number of publications, including CIO and Information Week.

Michael began his career with Data-Tronics Corp. (now ArcBest Technologies) in 1993. He also served as Manager of E-Systems & Market Development and Manager of E-Commerce at ABF Freight® and Director of E-Systems & Emerging Technologies and Director of Economic Analysis at ArcBest Corporation. He was named ArcBest’s Chief Financial Officer in 2010, and in August 2013, his responsibilities were expanded to oversee corporate information technology and economic analysis as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He served as ArcBest CFO and CIO through the end of 2014.

Michael serves on several boards, including Student Mobilization, a non-profit collegiate organization, the Mercy Health Foundation and the Dean’s Leadership Council for the College of Business at the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith.

He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from the University of Arkansas, which awarded him the Senior Honor Citation, the university’s top undergraduate honor. He also holds an M.B.A. from the Walton College at the University of Arkansas and received the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup for promoting entrepreneurship.

Donald W. Pearson
Vice President – Treasurer
ArcBest

Donald W. Pearson is Vice President – Treasurer of ArcBest Corporation®, a role he assumed in 2010. He handles all debt financing for ArcBest®, including acquisition debt, equipment financing, lines of credit and letters of credit. He also manages fiduciary responsibilities for the company’s cash and investment activities.

Nearly a 30-year veteran of ArcBest, Donald got his start in Corporate Accounting, where he served in various capacities for a decade. In 1996 he was promoted to Director of Cash Management, a position he held through 2009. Donald is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Treasury Professional since 1999. He scored so well on the CTP exam that he was asked by the Association for Financial Professionals to join the Item Writer’s Task Force, assisting with future exam creation. AFP also invited him to be on its Treasury Policies Oversight Task Force and to be a contributor to the AFP Manual of Treasury Policies.

Donald is a graduate of the University of Arkansas; he holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration. 

Traci L. Sowersby
Vice President - Controller, Chief Accounting Officer
ArcBest

Traci L. Sowersby joined ArcBest Corporation® in April 2015 as Vice President — Controller, Chief Accounting Officer.

She is the principal accounting officer for ArcBest®, providing technical accounting, internal controls and financial reporting expertise. Prior to joining ArcBest, Traci had a 17-year career with the public accounting firm of EY, where she recently served as an Executive Director in EY’s Phoenix office and previously held progressive positions within EY in other various locations.

A Certified Public Accountant, Traci holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University-Purdue University of Fort Wayne. She is also proud to have served in the U.S. Army Reserves.

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