PLOVER, Wis. — Women In Trucking has announced the finalists for its sixth annual Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA). Sponsored by the Transportation Intermediaries Association and Truckstop.com, the award promotes the achievements of women employed in the North American transportation industry.
Finalists for the 2020 DWLA award have demonstrated superior leadership within their company as well as with other professional, educational or philanthropic organizations. This year’s finalists are Monique DeVoe, RFX Inc.; Sue Spero, Carrier Services of Tennessee Inc.; and Tamara Stryker, CFI Logistics.
DeVoe is the director of education and development at RFX, a third-party logistics company based in Quincy, Massachusetts. She began working at RFX in 2010 and has held positions ranging from receptionist to risk management. She now oversees recruiting, training, human resources and employee development. DeVoe is a TIA-Certified Transportation Broker and was part of the inaugural class of the TIA MBA in Supply Chain Logistics at William Loveland College from 2014 to 2016.
She is honored to be able to help guide others into and within the industry. With a philanthropic heart, DeVoe also sets aside time and funds every September and December to help women who have struggled with homelessness to provide school supplies and holiday gifts for their children. By maintaining a balance between her work at RFX and her family life, with her husband and 2-year-old daughter, she also provides an excellent role model for women in the industry.
Spero is the president of Carrier Services of Tennessee, a third-party logistics firm and has more than 46 years of experience in the full-truckload sector of the transportation industry. Under her direction, Carrier Services has been distinguished as one of the top 25 Women-Owned Businesses by the Nashville Business Journal every year since 2006. A Certified Transportation Broker through TIA, Spero is involved with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity (DNA), Volunteer Chapter 135 and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) with the Tennessee DOT. She has been an adjunct professor of International Business at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. Spero serves on the TIA Board of Directors as Political Actions Committee (PAC) chair, as well as vice chair of the TIA Foundation Board, promoting education in the third-party logistics arena.
Stryker is the director of sales and marketing at CFI Logistics. A 28-year veteran in the logistics and transportation space, she is a trailblazer who has shaped the future of the industry and the professionals she mentors. She is an award-winning sales professional, entrepreneur and educator within her industry and is highly regarded by the customers she supports. Upon joining CFI Logistics, Stryker established the Dallas, Texas, branch office. Today, she develops CFI Logistics’ sales strategy and trains sales staff to exceed their goals — while at the same time being responsible for over $20 million in revenue during 2019. Stryker’s commitment to her team and servant-leadership has allowed her to build a team of logistics professionals who can attain success much like her own.
Finalists for the DWLA were selected from a group of high-performing women representing third-party logistics, supply chain management and related functional disciplines. Members of the judging panel include Brent Hutto, chief relationship officer, Truckstop.com; Dr. Stephanie S. Ivey, associate dean for research and professor, Herff College of Engineering; Ellen Voie, president and CEO, WIT; and a TIA representative.
The award highlights the crucial roles of leading women in the dynamic and influential field of commercial transportation and logistics, which encompasses logistics service providers as well as motor carriers. The winner of the 2020 award will be announced April 3 during the opening session of the TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition in Austin, Texas.
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