McReynolds Among Most Influential Women CEOs

In its inaugural list of the 2015 Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market, CEO Connection® has recognized ArcBest President and CEO Judy R. McReynolds.

According to a press release from CEO Connection — a membership organization exclusively for mid-market CEOs — the list recognizes the top 25 women in the U.S. based on their ability to influence change, innovation and standards for excellence in companies with annual sales between $100 million and $3 billion.

"We are honored to be able to recognize such a prestigious group of women who have truly made an impact on their company and have given back to their community," says Kenneth Beck, CEO of CEO Connection. "We have been recognizing CEOs through our Mid-Market 500 and Mid-Market 1000 lists and saw a need to recognize an underrepresented group within the mid-market, so we started the Most Influential Women's list."

McReynolds has nearly 25 years of experience in the transportation industry, including 17 years at ArcBest. During her tenure, McReynolds has evolved the ArcBest strategic focus to expand  its logistics services in order to better serve customers across the supply chain spectrum. Building upon ABF Freight’s 92-year roots as a leader in less-than-truckload shipping, she is diversifying ArcBest into a holistic logistics provider through the addition and investments in asset-light businesses, including ABF Logistics, Panther Premium Logistics and FleetNet America.

McReynolds also serves on numerous outside boards including OGE Energy Corp., First National Bank of Fort Smith, the Transportation Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Westark Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, on the Dean’s Executive Advisory Board of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, the UAFS Foundation Board and is a member of the American Trucking Associations Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

The 2015 list also includes Buffalo Wild Wings President & CEO Sally J. Smith, The Children’s Place President & CEO Jane T. Elfers and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store President & CEO Sandy Cochran.

The honorees will be recognized at the 2015 Mid-Market Convention on Oct. 18-21 at The Wharton School in Philadelphia. The event will feature hundreds of global CEOs, business experts, political leaders and presidential candidates.