Arrive Logistics is excited to announce that Chief People Officer Chelsea Woodhead, Chief Strategy Officer J-Ann Tio and Senior Vice President of Strategic Partners Darlene Wolf have all been recognized for their leadership and accomplishments in the logistics industry.
All three were named among this year’s winners of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2021 Women in Supply Chain award, which recognizes female leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network.
Chelsea Woodhead joined Arrive‘s People Operations team in 2017 and has since helped Arrive grow from a team of 150 to a network of more than 1,500 employees. She currently oversees the company’s talent management, total rewards, recruiting, employee relations and learning and development functions. However, it’s Chelsea’s people-first approach that sets her apart as a leader both within Arrive and in the broader supply chain industry.
Throughout the pandemic, Chelsea and her team took diligent measures to ensure the safety of staff while still recognizing work/life balance needs and considering how different employees would be impacted by changing work policies. Each of Chelsea’s initiatives are designed and delivered through an innovative, people-first approach. Arrive’s people are their greatest asset, and Chelsea has and continues to ensure the Arrive team is provided with a best-in-class experience.
J-Ann Tio joined Arrive in December 2020 and has quickly become a key player on the executive team and in the organization as Chief Strategy Officer. With nearly ten years of experience in the supply chain and transportation industry, J-Ann has held leadership roles across multiple departments including carrier sales, learning and development, business operations and strategy. At Arrive, J-Ann leads multiple teams and drives efforts that cover digital build and transformation, change management, marketing, company strategy and business intelligence. Along with her day-to-day roles and responsibilities at Arrive, J-Ann is a true leader and actively promotes diversity, inclusivity and a positive work culture.
J-Ann’s passion for supporting and championing female leaders in the industry is evident in everything she does at Arrive. She holds herself to a high standard and is an excellent model for how a strong work ethic can build a career in leadership within the transportation industry. She always takes the extra time to share her industry experience and discuss challenges with other women, and is working to build a successful crossover career path to show how sales roles and skills can evolve into adjacent opportunities such as talent and training, strategy, or technology and analytics.
Since beginning her time at Arrive in 2019, Darlene Wolf has played a crucial role in launching the new Strategic Partners division, which acts as a resource for the internal Arrive team and offers insights, network and experience to our partners. Darlene is focused on utilizing her 30 years of experience to support Arrive’s partners in everything from managing network relationships to navigating business challenges with shippers. She and the Strategic Partners team are always looking to continue innovating the way they develop solutions to industry disruptions and challenges. At the core of this innovation is the importance Darlene places on establishing trust and being a truly dedicated partner to her customers.
Throughout her career, Darlene has been known for inspiring colleagues to give their best every day, valuing diverse talent and making tough decisions when necessary. As a trusted, seasoned advisor in the industry, Darlene uses her influence to redefine what it means to be a leader by prioritizing empowerment. She is an advocate for women in the transportation industry, both in the way she conducts business and by acting as a mentor to other women looking to follow a similar career path, especially when they’re just starting out. She is committed to authentically hearing and recognizing the people around her, and working to build a culture that does the same.
Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the only supply chain publication covering the entire global supply chain, focusing on trucking, warehousing, packaging, procurement, risk management, professional development and more. Click here to view the full list of 2021 Women in Supply Chain.