J.B. Hunt Transportation
Shelley Simpson, will take over as CEO of J.B. Hunt Transportation in 2024.

Shelley Simpson named J.B. Hunt’s next CEO

Feb. 29, 2024
The fourth-largest for-hire carrier in the U.S. is elevating Simpson to chief executive, moving outgoing CEO John Roberts III to chairman, and creating new honorary founding director roles for Kirk Thompson and Wayne Garrison.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, North America's second-largest for-hire general freight carrier, is elevating Shelley Simpson to chief executive, the company announced on Feb. 29.

In addition to her new position as CEO, Simpson will continue to serve as president and has been nominated to join J.B. Hunt's Board of Directors. She has been the company president since August 2022. Outgoing CEO John N. Roberts III will become executive chairman of the board. 

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