This week, the Women In Trucking Association announced their organization’s CEO succession plan. Deborah Ruane Sparks will take on a new role as vice president in anticipation of succeeding current WIT president and CEO, Ellen Voie, in the coming years.
Sparks will assume her role as president in January of 2020.
“Ellen Voie has such a remarkable passion for our mission,” said Laura Road Hays, WIT current board chairwoman. “It was a priority for the board to find a successor with that same level of commitment. Debbie Ruane Sparks is the perfect candidate. She was instrumental in helping to establish WIT in 2007 and served on the association’s original board of directors. We are thrilled that she is returning to help lead the organization and work with Ellen to ensure a seamless transition as the future face of the Women In Trucking Association.”
Ellen Voie added, “We have supported WIT’s growth by expanding our team to include five employees in addition to our association management firm, MindShare Strategies. Now, with Debbie on board, we can further advance our mission and position Women In Trucking for continued growth. She will be an amazing asset in our efforts to increase gender diversity in the transportation industry.”
SOURCE Women In Trucking