Women in Trucking Association
Jennifer Hedrick

Women in Trucking appoints new leader

Jan. 23, 2023
Jennifer Hedrick will be the nonprofit's the first new president and CEO since its founding in 2007.

The Women in Trucking Association (WIT) has appointed Jennifer Hedrick to be its new president and CEO. She's the first new leader since Ellen Voie founded the nonprofit 16 years ago.

Hedrick has 17 years of association leadership experience and is an accredited executive by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). For five years she led the National Industrial Transportation League (NIT League), focusing on issues across highway, rail, and ocean freight transportation. In that role, she advocated on behalf of members to create efficiencies throughout the commercial freight transportation network, according to a WIT press release.

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Hedrick began employment with WIT Jan. 9 and will take on full leadership responsibilities March 16. She will work with WIT’s board and staff to oversee initiatives that support WIT’s mission to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by them, according to the release.

Hedrick assumes the role from Voie, who has been president and CEO since she founded WIT in 2007.

“Through WIT’s mission, we have created a community of 8,000 members to advance gender diversity in a male-populated industry,” Voie said. “I’m thrilled to have an association executive like Jennifer Hedrick who will continue to advance the critical mission of the association I started 16 years ago.”

Initially, Hedrick will focus on becoming familiar with the members and key stakeholders of the association. According to Rachel Christensen, WIT chair and VP of operations for J.B. Hunt Transport, Hedrick has already begun collaborating with WIT’s board of directors on future opportunities for the association during a strategy meeting last week in Dallas. “With Jennifer’s leadership, WIT will continue its central mission to advance the importance of gender diversity in transportation,” Christensen said. 

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