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