Top 100 Women of Impact: Judy R. McReynolds

Judy R. McReynolds

Chairman, President & CEO, ArcBest

About me: Along with my education and early career in the accounting field, I have over 30 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry, including 26 years with ArcBest. I think it’s important to serve the communities and surrounding areas where we live and work. My husband and I prioritize giving and volunteerism, and I also serve on the boards for OGE Energy Corp., First Bank Corp. and First National Bank. In February 2023, I was honored to be inducted into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame. Outside of work, I love traveling and spending time with my family.

Lives/Works in: Fort Smith

Best Career Advice: Focus on what you can control, then make your next best move. 

Lesson Learned the Hard Way: An engaged leadership team and employees are vital, especially during periods of extreme change.

Proudest Moment of Impact: My proudest moment at ArcBest happened in 2016 when we introduced our enhanced market approach. We recognized the need to diversify so we could fully support the way businesses and industries operate in a world that’s constantly changing. Building on our 100-year legacy, we launched a full suite of logistics solutions to meet our customers’ supply chain needs and help them overcome a myriad of challenges and disruptions. 

Call to Action: An area of need in our community, and more broadly in Arkansas, is healthy homes for children in foster care. The number of children in need far outweighs the available homes. My understanding is that, in Sebastian and Crawford Counties alone, more than 500 children are in care, but only around 100 foster homes are available. My hope is for more awareness around this need and more families to provide healthy homes for these children.

What Keeps Me Motivated: Knowing the growth and success of ArcBest positively impacts the world by solving logistics challenges.

A Women’s Foundation of Arkansas Initiative

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