Michelle Halkerston, AWESOME Advisor and President & CEO of Hassett Express, recently attended the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) 2019 “Capital Ideas” Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, as one of five women selected as finalists for the 2019 Distinguished Women in Logistics Award. The Award was established to promote the achievements of women employed in the North American transportation industry.
Michelle has a unique career path and story. Beginning her career as a computer specialist at NASA Lewis (Glenn) Research Center, she then moved into transportation, serving as Director of eCommerce Strategy for Caliber Logistics (now FedEx SupplyChain) and Director of Logistics Systems for Penske Logistics.
She joined Hassett Air Express in 2001 as Vice President of Strategic Planning, was named President in September 2003 and purchased the company in October 2013.
The 2019 winner of the DWL award was Judy R. McReynolds, Chairman, President and CEO of ArcBest.