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ABF® Executive Overviews

Judy McReynolds Ms. McReynolds has served as Chairman of the Board of ABF and President and Chief Executive Officer of ABF’s parent company, Arkansas Best, since January 2010. Her career with Arkansas Best began in 1997. From February 2006 until January 2010, Ms. McReynolds served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Arkansas Best, directing the treasury, accounting, and executive compensation functions for the company, as well as shareholder and investor relations. She served as Vice President and Controller from January 2000 until January 2006. She also served as the Controller of the Company from July 1998 until December 1999. A 1985 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Ms. McReynolds joined the Company as Director of Corporate Accounting in June 1997.
Judy McReynolds
Chairman of the Board
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Roy Slagle Roy Slagle became ABF President and Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2012. During his over 37 years with ABF, he has also served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Vice President Administration and Treasurer, Vice President and Treasurer and Regional Vice President of Sales. Mr. Slagle’s early years with the company included a variety of field operations positions in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Roy Slagle
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Murray Babb Mr. Babb administers dock, street and yard operations at customer service centers and distribution centers throughout North America.
Murray Babb
Vice President of Terminal Operations
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David Evans Mr. Evans oversees employer-employee relationships covered specifically under collective bargaining and industrial relation laws.
David Evans
Vice President of Industrial Relations
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Gary Hunt Mr. Hunt is responsible for equipment replacement cycles, specifications, purchasing, maintenance and disposal.
Gary Hunt
Vice President of Equipment and Maintenance
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Barry Hunter Mr. Hunter oversees human resources, revenue accounting, cargo loss and damage claims prevention, risk management and administrative services, including field office functions.
Barry Hunter
Vice President of Administration & Treasurer
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Matthew Letter Mr. Letter manages revenue growth through regional sales activities, including support programs, training, incentive programs and general office staff support.
Matthew Letter
Vice President of Sales
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Shannon Lively Mr. Lively leads efforts to reduce costs by evaluating and refining network structure, improving transit time offerings, using field input to enhance accurate costing, and evaluating various focusing methodologies geared toward process improvement and cost reductions.
Shannon Lively
Vice President of Planning and Engineering
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Danny Loe Mr. Loe is responsible for all activity related to yield management, freight bill rating and traffic services.
Danny Loe
Vice President of Yield Management
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Kirk May Mr. May is responsible for corporate sales, government and trade show activity throughout North America.
Kirk May
Vice President of Corporate Sales
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Bryan Swaim Mr. Swaim is responsible for planning, preparing, issuing and analyzing financial statements, including departmental budgetary and financial information, using GAAP and DOT procedures.
Bryan Swaim
Controller
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Tim Thorne Mr. Thorne oversees the movement of freight throughout the ABF system, directing over-the-road operations as well as intermodal functions and equipment licensing.
Tim Thorne
Vice President of Linehaul Operations
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