As third-generation CEO of Tucker Company Worldwide, Jeff oversees sales, marketing, and the company’s industry presence. He is the former chairman of the board of directors for the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA). He also chairs the committee for, and has co-authored each edition of, TIA’s “Carrier Selection Framework” which provides guidance on selection of safe motor carriers. Jeff has testified before Congress on truck safety matters and was named by a USDOT Administrator to a special committee to advise USDOT on highway safety. He is on the board of directors for the National Industrial Transportation League and chairs its Highway Transportation Committee. Jeff was recently appointed chairman of the Transportation & Logistics Steering Committee for BSMA. Jeff's commentaries have appeared on CNBC and in The Wall Street Journal, Journal of Commerce, Logistics Management, Transport Topics, Defense Transportation Journal and many others.
JAMES D. TUCKER – PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
As President and COO of Tucker Company Worldwide, Jim oversees credit, collections, accounting, and carrier relations. Jim graduated with a B.A. in Economics from University of Delaware in 1993, became CTB certified in 1994, and completed his M.B.A. in Finance from Temple University in 2002. Jim has worked in all facets of the business: for two years, he worked in Tucker’s operations, coordinating flatbed and heavy haul shipments. From 1995 to 2000, he was a national account sales representative, where he focused on onboarding accounts and growing the profitability of the company. He was named Executive Vice President in 2001, and went on to become President and COO in 2004.
MIKE MELLENCAMP – VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGY AND PROJECTS
As VP of Strategy and Projects, Mike spearheads Tucker’s strategic alignment with market forces, trends, and demand in order to preserve the company’s position as a leader in the transportation brokerage industry. He oversees the implementation and adoption of new technologies, manages the synchronization of customer and carrier technologies, and drives improvements in process efficiency. Mike joined Tucker in 2006 and rose through the ranks in operations, sales, and management. Most recently, he grew and managed the company’s heavy haul and super loads projects, and led the charge for Tucker’s industry-leading truckload visibility initiative. Mike holds a B.A. in International Relations from Wheaton College (Massachusetts), an M.B.A. in Strategic Management and Analytics from Villanova University, and a CTB certification.
LEIGH GINION BAKER – VICE PRESIDENT OF CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
As VP of Customer Experience, Leigh oversees the company’s largest accounts and has been instrumental in attracting, servicing, and retaining Tucker’s account base. She spends her time managing a team of key account leads, liaising with customers, conducting in-depth business reviews, and problem-solving behind the scenes with the operations teams to make sure the clients’ experience is seamless. Through the years, Leigh has developed a unique skillset by holding a variety of roles within the company – from logistics services, to commercial sales and national accounts. Prior to Tucker, Leigh spent time in both the retail and recruiting fields. She is a graduate of Rutgers University; has an M.B.A from Villanova University in Strategic Management, is an active participant in a number of industry, freight security, healthcare, and transportation associations; and a board member for the Philadelphia Traffic Club.
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