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Women In Trucking Association selects Penske's Sarah Smith as vice chair

Oct. 4, 2023
Smith, who currently serves as SVP of human resources for Penske Transportation Solutions, will help the nonprofit in its mission of supporting women in trucking careers.

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has appointed Sarah Smith as its vice chair. WIT announced in a release that Smith will work with the organization's officers, board of directors, and staff in guiding its mission. In addition to this volunteer leadership role, Smith is SVP of human resources at Penske Transportation Solutions.

“We are extremely pleased to have Sarah in this leadership role as she brings a depth of experience that will be invaluable to the association,” Jennifer Hedrick, president and CEO of WIT, said.

See also: ATRI invites female truckers, industry stakeholders to participate in study

In her current role at Penske, Smith leads teams responsible for corporate and field human resources as well as diversity and inclusion. Over the course of her career, she has held several other positions at Penske, including director of labor relations and VP of human resources operations. Additionally, Smith worked as an attorney in private practice. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from Wilkes University, as well as a  Juris Doctor degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

“It’s an honor to hold a leadership position on the Women In Trucking Board of Directors,” Smith said. “Women In Trucking is the leading organization supporting women in transportation and encouraging more to join our strong industry. To contribute to that mission is professionally and personally rewarding to me. I believe that there is a tremendous opportunity for women in trucking and that my association with WIT demonstrates Penske’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for our association. I look forward to the impactful work that lies ahead.”

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