woman of the year chosen
Navistar, Inc. and the Women In Trucking Association
(WIT) presented the inaugural “Influential Woman of the Year”
award to Rochelle Gorman, chief executive officer, CalArk International.
“The award is designed to shine a spotlight
on the great leadership demonstrated by women in the trucking
industry,” said Anne Belec, vice president and chief marketing
officer, Navistar. “Rochelle’s dedication to trucking and her
personal commitment to mentoring others is exactly what we set
out to celebrate.”
Gorman accepted her award immediately following
a panel discussion about overcoming the challenges women often
face in the trucking industry.
Two runners-up for this year’s award were
also recognized – Shelley Simpson, executive vice president,
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. and Andreea Raaber, vice president,
business development, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC.
The award seeks to recognize a woman who
makes or influences key decisions in a corporate, manufacturing,
supplier, owner-operator, driver, sales or dealership setting.