The Women In Trucking Association (WIT), Truckstop, and Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) announced Erin Van Zeeland, senior vice president and general manager of logistics and chief commercial officer for Schneider, as the winner of the ninth annual Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA).
Van Zeeland was chosen among three finalists for the award, as noted by the association. The other finalists include Katerina Jones, chief marketing officer for Fleet Advantage, and Nanette Malebranche, managing director of the Tri-State District for FedEx Express. The finalists and winner were recognized during the TIA 2023 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition.
Van Zeeland is accountable for the strategy, execution, and growth/profitability of Schneider’s fastest-growing division, which includes brokerage, supply chain, and distribution management, as well as the power-only service offerings. Additionally, Van Zeeland is the company’s chief commercial officer. In this capacity, she is responsible for overall organizational strategy including activities relating to marketing, sales, sales force effectiveness, product development, and services that drive business growth and expanded market share, a press release noted.
Van Zeeland started her career at Schneider in 1993 and has subsequently held several leadership roles in a variety of positions with increasing responsibility for customer growth and business expansion throughout operations, tech, business transformation, human resources, enterprise/global customer engagement, and logistics.