Shelley Simpson is Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. She is also President of Highway Services.
Shelley’s 25-year career at J.B. Hunt reflects the company’s continued progression as an innovative leader in the transportation and logistics industry. Since joining J.B. Hunt as a customer service representative, she has held multiple senior-level positions for business segments across the company. In 2007, Shelley was named President of Integrated Capacity Solutions, a business unit she helped create, and quickly made it the fastest-growing area of the company. While continuing to develop ICS, Shelley assumed sales and marketing executive responsibilities in 2011 and was appointed Chief Marketing Officer. She took on additional leadership in 2014 as President of J.B. Hunt’s Truckload business segment, helping improve the efficiency of the company’s fleet.
As technology expanded the digital capabilities of J.B. Hunt services, Shelley’s leadership role evolved to encompass the commercialization and business development of all J.B. Hunt services. In 2017, she was named Chief Commercial Officer and leads the strategic direction of marketing, sales, customer service, and product development, including J.B. Hunt 360, the company’s technology platform for freight matching and operational efficiency. To support the company’s ability to provide comprehensive solutions, J.B. Hunt combined the management of Truckload and ICS services that same year by creating Highway Services, of which she was named President and continues to oversee.
Whether leading by example or through active participation, Shelley is devoted to promoting the advancement of women and diversity at J.B. Hunt, in the transportation and logistics industry, and within her community. She is the executive sponsor for two employee resource groups at the company which she helped create – Growing and Retaining Outstanding Women (GROW) and Latinos Engaging, Advancing, and Developing (LEAD). Shelley serves on the board for multiple local organizations, including WorkMatters, Mercy Health Foundation, and the Dean’s Executive Advisory Board for the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. In 2016, she received the Distinguished Woman of the Year award by Women In Trucking and was named 2017 ATHENA Woman of the Year at the NWA Business Women’s Conference.
Originally from Russellville, Shelley graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. She lives in Rogers with her husband David and their three children.