Knight-Swift announces leadership change; David Jackson steps down

Updated Mar 1, 2024
Adam Miller
Adam Miller

Andrew HessAndrew HessKnight-SwiftKnight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc. announced today that Adam Miller has been promoted to chief executive officer and Andrew Hess has been promoted to chief financial officer.

Miller had been serving as the company’s chief financial officer and president of Swift Transportation, while Hess had been serving as senior vice president of M&A and senior vice president of Finance for Swift Transportation.

The company also announced David Jackson has stepped down as chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors following nine years as CEO and 13 years as president.

Executive Chairman Kevin P. Knight, said: “Adam’s broad strategic, financial, and operating experience during his 22-year career at Knight-Swift has him well-prepared and ready to lead as CEO. During his tenure, he played leading roles in establishing Knight Refrigerated as a major player in its market, integrating Swift after the merger and improving its operations, service and profitability, while overseeing our capital structure and financial performance as Chief Financial Officer. This experience, combined with Adam’s humble yet confident personality and inclusive leadership style, make him widely respected inside and outside of our organization.

“We are also fortunate to have Andrew ready to step in as Chief Financial Officer. Andrew has been with Knight-Swift for five years and led our M&A activities over the last three years. Andrew played a critical role in completion of the AAA Cooper, MME, and U.S. Xpress acquisitions. Andrew understands our enterprise, and his recent role as Swift’s SVP of Finance has given him a deep dive into the revenue and cost drivers of our business. Moreover, his previous experience at Honeywell provided a wide range of financial and capital allocation experiences. We are excited about the future under our new leadership.”

Knight added, “We are grateful for Dave’s service as CEO over the past nine years, a period that has been transformational for the Company and rewarding for our stockholders. Dave will always be part of the Knight-Swift family, and we wish him all the best.”

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Jackson said, “After nearly 24 years at Knight-Swift, it is time for a change and for the next generation to take the baton. Adam and Andrew are ready, the timing is right, the company is well-positioned, and they have my full support. I look forward to my next chapter and to continuing to make a difference in the community.”