Mary Aufdemberg, director of Product Marketing at Freightliner Trucks and Daimler Trucks North America was elected the new Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) at the organization’s recent annual meeting.
Stanley Hampton, vice president Driver Personnel at J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is the new vice chairman, and Mary Brown, general manager at C.H. Robinson, is the incoming secretary/treasurer.
Aufdemberg is only the third person to chair the association’s board. She replaces Phyllis Cochran who followed Leigh Foxall, a founding member of the board of directors, who served as chairwoman for its first six years.
“Women In Trucking is an excellent gateway to further support and promote the advancement and achievements of women in the transportation industry,” said Aufdemberg. “I am honored by this appointment as diversity and inclusion are fundamental principles at Daimler Trucks North America.”
Outgoing Chairwoman, Cochran, welcomed the new officers and encouraged them to take the organization to a new level of prominence in the industry. Cochran, who is retired from Navistar, Inc., will serve as immediate past chairwoman. Vice Chairman, Mark Rousseau, director of Transportation Execution for Frito-Lay, North America, will remain on the board for one more year.
Former Secretary Jan Hamblin, director of Strategic Accounts at J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. will no longer serve as a director, but will continue her role as chairwoman of the Women In Trucking Foundation.
Officers serve one-year terms and are approved by the board of directors.