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Forward Air Corp (FWRD.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bruce Campbell

64 2007 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Rodney Bell

54 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Matthew Jewell

49 2016 President – Logistics Services

Chris Ruble

53 2016 President – Expedited Services

Craig Drum

60 2001 Senior Vice President - Sales

Michael Hance

44 2014 Senior Vice President, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer

Michael McLean

42 2014 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

C. Robert Campbell

71 2014 Lead Independent Director

Ronald Allen

74 2014 Independent Director

R. Craig Carlock

49 2015 Independent Director

C. John Langley

70 2004 Independent Director

Tracy Leinbach

56 2014 Independent Director

Larry Leinweber

74 2011 Independent Director

George Lynch

72 2011 Independent Director

Douglas Madden

63 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Bruce Campbell

Mr. Bruce A. Campbell is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Forward Air Corp. Mr. Campbell has served as a director since April 1993, as President since August 1998, as Chief Executive Officer since October 2003 and as Chairman since May 2007. Mr. Campbell was Chief Operating Officer from April 1990 until October 2003 and Executive Vice President from April 1990 until August 1998. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Campbell served as Vice President of Ryder-Temperature Controlled Carriage in Nashville, Tennessee from September 1985 until December 1989. Mr. Campbell has held a leadership role with the Company for over 25 years, has served as its Chief Executive Officer for over 11 years and its Chairman for over 8 years. The Board believes that Mr. Campbell possesses a wealth of industry knowledge, experience and expertise and has been a strong, proven leader of the Company.

Rodney Bell

Mr. Rodney L. Bell is no-longer Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Forward Air Corp., Effective March 2017. Mr. Bell, who is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), was appointed Chief Accounting Officer in February 2006 and continued to serve as Vice President and Controller, positions held since October 2000 and February 1995, respectively. Mr. Bell joined the Company in March 1992 as Assistant Controller after serving as a senior manager with the accounting firm of Adams and Plucker in Greeneville, Tennessee.

Matthew Jewell

Mr. Matthew Jude Jewell has been promoted as President – Logistics Services of the Company., effective January 1, 2016. Prior to this promotion, he served as Executive Vice President, Intermodal Services & Chief Strategy Officer since May 2014. From January 2008 until May 2014, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. From July 2002 until January 2008, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. In October 2002, he was also appointed Secretary. From July 2002 until May 2004, Mr. Jewell was also the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Landair Corporation. From January 2000 until joining the company in July 2002, Mr. Jewell was a partner with the law firm of Austin & Sparks, P.C. Mr. Jewell was an associate at Dennis, Corry & Porter, L.L.P. from July 1991 to December 1998 and a partner from January 1999 to January 2000.

Chris Ruble

Mr. Chris C. Ruble has been promoted as President – Expedited Services of the Company., effective January 1, 2016. Prior to this promotion, he served as Executive Vice President, Operations since August 2007. From October 2001 until August 2007, he served as Senior Vice President, Operations. He was a Regional Vice President from September 1997 to October 2001 and a regional manager from February 1997 to September 1997, after starting with us as a terminal manager in January 1996. From June 1986 to August 1995, Mr. Ruble served in various management capacities at Roadway Package System, Inc.

Craig Drum

Mr. Craig A. Drum is Senior Vice President - Sales of Forward Air Corp. He joined the Company in January 2000 as Vice President, Sales for one of the subsidiaries. In February 2001, Mr. Drum was promoted to Vice President of National Accounts. Prior to January 2000, Mr. Drum spent most of his 24-year career in air freight with Delta Air Lines, Inc., most recently as the Director of Sales and Marketing - Cargo.

Michael Hance

Mr. Michael L. Hance has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Forward Air Corp since May 2014. From May 2010 until May 2014, he served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel. From January 2008 until May 2010, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, and from August 2006 until January 2008, he served as Vice President and Staff Counsel. Before joining us, Mr. Hance practiced law with the law firms of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz, P.C. from October 2003 until August 2006 and with Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC from September 1999 to September 2003.

Michael McLean

Mr. Michael P. McLean is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President and Controller of Forward Air Corp. From June 2006 until February 2008, Mr. McLean, who is a Certified Public Accountant, served as Vice President of Accounting and Controller. Mr. McLean joined the Company as Vice President, Accounting in February 2006 and served in that position until May 2006. Prior to joining the company in February 2006, Mr. McLean served as Director of Financial Reporting at CTI Molecular Imaging, Inc., a publicly-traded medical technology company since February 2003. From July 2001 until January 2003, Mr. McLean was an audit manager with the accounting firm of Coulter & Justus, PC in Knoxville, Tennessee.

C. Robert Campbell

Mr. C. Robert Campbell is the Lead Independent Director of the Company and has served the Company as such since May 2014. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MasTec, Inc., a leading communications and energy infrastructure service provider in North America, from October 2004 until December 2013. Mr. Campbell has over 25 years of senior financial management experience. From January 2002 to October 2004, Mr. Campbell was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc. Mr. Campbell was the President and Chief Executive Officer of BAX Global, Inc. from April 1998 to June 2000. He served as Executive Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Advantica Restaurant Group, Inc. from March 1995 to March 1998. Also, Mr. Campbell worked for Ryder System, Inc., for over 20 years including serving for 10 years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for its Vehicle Leasing and Services Division. Mr. Campbell is a Certified Public Accountant. The Board believes that Mr. Campbell brings to the Company a tremendous amount of industry-related knowledge and experience in a multitude of areas, including accounting, finance, operations, sales and marketing. He has served in executive leadership capacities with transportation and logistics companies and served as a Chief Financial Officer for a publicly-traded concern, until his retirement in December 2013. Mr. Campbell is also a Director of Pernix Group, Inc.

Ronald Allen

Mr. Ronald W. Allen is an Independent Director of Forward Air Corp. Mr. Allen previously served as a director of Forward Air from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Allen retired as the Chief Executive Officer of Aaron’s, Inc. (“Aaron’s”), a leading lease-to-own company for furniture, appliances and electronics, in September 2014. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aaron’s and as its President and Chief Executive Officer from November 2012 until April 2014. Before being elected as Chairman of the Board of Aaron’s, Mr. Allen served as President and Chief Executive Officer from February 2012 until November 2012, and as its Interim President and Chief Executive Officer from November 2011 until February 2012. Mr. Allen retired as the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (“Delta”) in July 1997. From July 1997 through July 2005, Mr. Allen was a consultant to and Advisory Director of Delta. Mr. Allen has been a Director of The Coca-Cola Company since 1991 and Aircastle Limited since 2006. He previously served as a Director of Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc. from 2006 to 2010 and Guided Therapeutics Inc. from 2008 to January 31, 2014. The Board believes Mr. Allen brings a significant depth of leadership and governance experience to the Company’s Board.

R. Craig Carlock

Mr. R. Craig Carlock is Independent Director of Forward Air Corporation. Mr. Carlock served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Fresh Market from 2009 to 2015 and as a member of its board of directors from 2012 to 2015. He began his career with The Fresh Market in 1999 and served in various capacities culminating with the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. During his time with The Fresh Market, Mr. Carlock served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer as well as its Senior Vice President – Store Operations, Vice President – Merchandising and Marketing, and Director of Merchandising & Marketing Strategy. Prior to joining The Fresh Market, Mr. Carlock was Financial Manager, Fabric Care Category, at Procter & Gamble Company.

C. John Langley

Dr. C. John Langley, Ph.D., Jr., has served as Independent Director of Forward Air Corp. Dr. Langley is Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management and Director of Development for The Center for Supply Chain Research at The Pennsylvania State University. Formerly, Dr. Langley served as Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology from September 2001 until October 2010, and from September 1973 until July 2001, he was the John H. Dove Professor of Logistics and Transportation at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Langley has spent over 40 years teaching, lecturing and consulting in the logistics field. He brings a breadth of knowledge and experience that the Board and management relies upon in discussing the Company’s strategy and opportunities. Dr. Langley also is a Director of Averitt Express, Inc. and served as a director of UTi Worldwide, Inc. until 2016.

Tracy Leinbach

Ms. Tracy A. Leinbach is Independent Director of the Company. She has served as Lead Independent Director of Forward Air Corp since January 2012. She was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ryder System, Inc. (“Ryder”), a global leader in supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, from March 2003 until her retirement in February 2006. Ms. Leinbach served as Executive Vice President of Ryder’s Fleet Management Solutions from March 2001 to March 2003, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing from September 2000 to March 2001, and Senior Vice President, Field Management from July 2000 to September 2000. Ms. Leinbach was Managing Director-Europe of Ryder Transportation Services from January 1999 to July 2000, and she served Ryder Transportation Services as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1998 to January 1999, its Senior Vice President, Business Services from 1997 to 1998, and its Senior Vice President, Purchasing and Asset Management for six months during 1996. From 1985 to 1996, Ms. Leinbach held various leadership roles in Ryder (and its subsidiaries) in multiple areas, including operations, salary and finance. Including her service on the Company’s Board, Ms. Leinbach has worked in the transportation industry for over 25 years, and the Board believes that she brings that experience to the Company and is an instrumental contributor in discussions of corporate strategy and risk. Ms. Leinbach also serves as a Director of Hasbro, Inc. and Veritiv Corporation.

Larry Leinweber

Mr. Larry D. Leinweber is the Independent Director of Forward Air Corp. Mr. Leinweber is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Ascent Group. From 1981 to 2016, Mr. Leinweber served as President and Chief Executive Officer of New World Systems (“New World”). Mr. Leinweber has over 30 years of executive management and operations management experience in the software and technology industry. Prior to founding New World, Mr. Leinweber served as President and Chief Executive Officer for a software and service division of Citicorp. Earlier in his career, he was a co-founder and President of Advanced Computer Management Corporation. Mr. Leinweber brings to the Board significant experience in executive leadership, strategy and innovation. Mr. Leinweber also serves as a Director of Tyler Technologies.

George Lynch

Mr. George Michael Lynch is Independent Director of Forward Air Corp. since December 2011. Mr. Lynch served as Lead Independent Director of the Company from January 2009 to December 2011. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Strategy Board for Federal-Mogul Corporation (“Federal Mogul”) from July 2000 until March 2008. Federal-Mogul is a global manufacturer and marketer of automotive component parts. Prior to joining Federal-Mogul in July 2000, Mr. Lynch worked at Dow Chemical Company, where he was Vice President and Controller. Mr. Lynch also spent 29 years at Ford Motor Company (“Ford”), where his most recent position was Controller, automotive components division, which ultimately became Visteon Corporation. While at Ford, Mr. Lynch held a number of varied financial assignments, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ford New Holland. Mr. Lynch brings over 40 years’ experience of serving in key positions with Fortune 500 companies, and approximately 10 years’ experience serving as a director on public company boards. The Board believes that Mr. Lynch utilizes that experience in his service as a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the Audit Committee. Mr. Lynch served as Director for Champion Enterprises, Inc. until March 2011.

Douglas Madden

Mr. Douglas M. Madden is Independent Director of Forward Air Corporation. Mr. Madden served as Chief Operating Officer of Celanese Corporation, a specialty chemical and technology company (“Celanese”), from 2009 until his retirement in 2013. Prior to his appointment to the Chief Operating Officer position, Mr. Madden served as Executive Vice President, with responsibilities for Celanese’s Acetyl Intermediates and Industrial Specialties Group as well as executive responsibility for the Asia Pacific Region. During his nearly 30 years with Celanese, he served in many executive leadership roles including President of Consumer Specialties Segment and President of Advanced Engineered Materials Segment. Earlier in his career, he held other leadership roles at Celanese, including Head of Global Supply Chain; Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Technical Fibers; Vice President-Finance of Hoechst Roussel Pharmaceuticals, a joint venture company with Celanese; and Vice President of Corporate Business Support Functions. Before joining Celanese, Mr. Madden served in operations and distribution management roles within Warner Lambert Co. and Johnson & Johnson. He brings substantial strategic knowledge and distinctive business experience to the Company’s Board, which is essential to management and the Board.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Bruce Campbell

2,521,100

Rodney Bell

895,074

Matthew Jewell

967,929

Chris Ruble

970,478

Craig Drum

502,705

Michael Hance

860,351

Michael McLean

--

C. Robert Campbell

174,249

Ronald Allen

143,710

R. Craig Carlock

55,365

C. John Langley

146,829

Tracy Leinbach

153,487

Larry Leinweber

150,329

George Lynch

152,829

Douglas Madden

66,266
As Of  30 Dec 2015

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Bruce Campbell

832,006 14,452,230

Rodney Bell

376,947 5,454,931

Matthew Jewell

255,002 7,064,610

Chris Ruble

303,995 4,980,029

Craig Drum

223,465 2,012,302

Michael Hance

18,000 569,315

Michael McLean

0 0

C. Robert Campbell

0 0

Ronald Allen

0 0

R. Craig Carlock

0 0

C. John Langley

0 0

Tracy Leinbach

0 0

Larry Leinweber

0 0

George Lynch

0 0

Douglas Madden

0 0