Women In Trucking names 2024 Distinguished Woman in Logistics

Women In Trucking names 2024 Distinguished Woman in Logistics

Sarah Ruffcorn, president of Trinity Logistics, was named the winner of the 10th annual Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award.

The Women In Trucking Association, Truckstop and Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) announced Sarah Ruffcorn, president of Trinity Logistics, as the winner of the 10th annual Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award.

Ruffcorn was chosen among three finalists for the award. The other finalists include: Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Trucking, Inc.; and Ramona Hood, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Custom Critical, Inc. The finalists and winner were recognized during the TIA 2024 Capital Ideas Conference and Exhibition.

“We are thrilled to recognize Sarah as the 2024 Distinguished Woman in Logistics, particularly on the ten-year anniversary of this award,” said Jennifer Hedrick, WIT president and chief executive officer. “Sarah’s significant career accomplishments and passion for mentoring others embody the key characteristics of this honor.”

WIT described Ruffcorn as “responsible for leading a complex people-centric freight solutions company arranging freight for businesses of all sizes utilizing truckload, less-than-truckload, drayage, intermodal, expedited and technology solutions.”

Ruffcorn joined Trinity Logistics in 2002 following completion of her Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications from Western Illinois University. She has continued her education with executive education programs focused on strategy, finance, and leadership to include attending the Wharton School of Business.

“Sarah could not be more deserving of this award! She joins the ranks of distinguished women who have been recognized for their contributions to the industry,” said Anne Reinke, president and chief executive officer of TIA. “Sarah invests in her people and the industry with her whole heart, and we at TIA are lucky to have her as a leader on our Board of Directors.”

“Sarah, Sherri, and Ramona each embody the esteemed leadership qualities celebrated by the Distinguished Woman in Logistics recognition,” said Kendra Tucker, chief executive officer at Truckstop. “We extend our congratulations to Sarah for this prestigious honor, as she persists in her dedication to improving the freight transportation industry and her passionate commitment to guiding and mentoring others to realize their full potential.”

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