Averitt Promotes Leeson To Vice President

Posted by Averitt Express on August 19, 2015
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 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (August 19, 2015) — Averitt Express recently promoted Elise Leeson to vice president of human resources.

081915_EliseLeeson.jpgAs part of her role, Leeson will continue to work hand-in-hand with various Averitt teams to boost recruitment and retention efforts, while also overseeing benefits administration and working to ensure compliance of Averitt policies and procedures.

“During her Averitt career, Elise has been instrumental in building our team and establishing processes, policies and programs that bring value to our associates,” said Wayne Spain, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “Her efforts have helped ensure we continue to do things ‘The Averitt Way.’”

Leeson - a graduate of Tennessee Tech University - is a member of Averitt’s exclusive Over 20 Team, which is made up of more than 800 active associates who have been with Averitt for at least 20 years.

She began her Averitt career in 1987 and has served in various human resources roles since that time, most recently as human resources director.


Celebrating its 45th year of service, Averitt Express is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries. The company is a founding SmartWay℠ partner and a member of The Reliance Network™, a network of carriers that provides seamless LTL services throughout North America. Averitt specializes in delivering customized transportation solutions that include cross-border, dedicated, expedited ground/air, intermodal COFC/TOFC, international ocean/air, local customization, less-than-truckload, PortSide®, retail solutions, temperature-controlled, transportation management, truckload (dry van, flatbed, brokerage) and warehousing services. Averitt's technology offerings include a full suite of web-based shipping tools, electronic data interchange (EDI), warehouse management systems (WMS), and transportation and operations management systems. Together, these services and technology solutions provide "The Power of One" to shippers, allowing them access to multiple transportation solutions from a single provider. For more information, call 1-800-AVERITT (283-7488) or visit AverittExpress.com.

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