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JBHT Announces New Leadership Roles

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell announced several executive leadership changes Tuesday.

Interim Chief Financial Officer John Kuhlow was named the full-time CFO. Kuhlow had served in an interim capacity since David Mee’s retirement March 1.

The company named Nick Hobbs as its chief operating officer, replacing Craig Harper. Harper was named to the newly created position of chief sustainability officer.

Hobbs will continue as president of J.B. Hunt’s Dedicated Contract Services and Final Mile Services segments. He will have the created title of president of contract services, which encompasses those two segments.

Shelley Simpson, the company’s chief commercial officer, was named executive vice president of people and human resources and will also oversee the company’s international services and corporate marketing. Simpson had been president of the highway services, which encompasses the Integrated Capacity Solutions and Truckload segments, but will be replaced by Brad Hicks.

Hicks had been executive vice president of J.B. Hunt’s DCS division.

The leadership changes will take effect Dec. 1.

“During the past eight months, we have not only been dealing with our response to the challenges presented by COVID-19, we have also been moving forward with important leadership decisions,” CEO John Roberts said. “These changes best address the opportunities we see in many areas of the company, and we believe set us up to head into 2021 and the future with the right people focused on the right things.”

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