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Forward Air Corp (FWRD.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bruce Campbell

65 2007 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Morris

48 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Matthew Jewell

50 2016 President – Logistics Services

Chris Ruble

54 2016 President – Expedited Services

Craig Drum

61 2001 Senior Vice President - Sales

Michael Hance

45 2014 Senior Vice President, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer

Michael McLean

43 2014 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Ronald Allen

75 2014 Independent Director

C. Robert Campbell

72 2016 Independent Director

Craig Carlock

50 2015 Independent Director

John Langley

71 2004 Independent Director

Tracy Leinbach

56

Larry Leinweber

75

George Lynch

73 2011 Independent Director

Douglas Madden

64 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. He has served as a director since April 1993, as President since August 1998, as Chief Executive Officer since October 2003 and as Chairman of the Board 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 us, Mr. Campbell served as Vice President of Ryder-Temperature Controlled Carriage in Nashville, Tennessee from September 1985 until December 1989.

Michael Morris

Mr. Michael Joseph Morris is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Effective March 2017. He began serving as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer in June 2016. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Morris was the Senior Vice President of Finance & Treasurer at Con-way Inc. (“Con-way”) and in 2016 he transitioned to be the Senior Vice President of Finance & Treasurer at XPO Logistics Inc. (“XPO”) following XPO's acquisition of Con-way.

Matthew Jewell

Mr. Matthew Jude Jewell has been promoted as President – Logistics Services of the Company., effective January 1, 2016. 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 us 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 is President – Expedited Services of the Company. 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 the Company. He has served as Senior Vice President, Sales since July 2001 after joining us in January 2000 as Vice President, Sales for one of our 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 the Company. 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. He 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 us 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.

Ronald Allen

Mr. Ronald W. Allen is an Independent Director of the Company. He retired as the Chief Executive Officer of Aaron’s, Inc. (“Aaron’s”), a leading lease-to-own company for furniture, appliances and electronics, in August 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, continuing in the role of Chief Executive Officer until August 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 currently serves on its finance committee and as Chairman of its audit committee. In addition, he has been a Director of Aircastle Limited since 2006 and currently serves on its audit committee. He previously served as a Director of Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc. from 2006 to 2010 and Guided Therapeutics Inc. from 2008 to 2014. The Board believes Mr. Allen brings a significant depth of senior leadership and governance experience to the Board.

C. Robert Campbell

Mr. Robert C. Campbell is an Independent Director of the Company. 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 (Inactive). Mr. Campbell is a Director of Pernix Group, Inc. since January 2014 and currently serves on its compensation committee and as Chairman of its audit committee. In addition, Mr. Campbell is a Director of MasTec, Inc. since September 2016. 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 as he has served in executive leadership capacities with transportation and logistics companies and as Chief Financial Officer for a publicly-traded concern, until his retirement in December 2013.

Craig Carlock

Mr. Craig R. Carlock is an Independent Director of Forward Air Corporation. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Fresh Market from January 2009 to January 2015 and as a member of its board of directors from June 2012 to January 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. The Board believes that Mr. Carlock’s leadership experience is invaluable to management and the Board in, among other things, the areas of strategy, development and corporate governance.

John Langley

Dr. John C. Langley, Ph.D., Jr., is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management and Director of Development for The Center for Supply Chain Research at The Pennsylvania State University since 2011. 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 is a Director of Averitt Express, Inc. In addition, he was a Director of UTi Worldwide, Inc. until its sale in 2016. He served on its audit committee and nominations and corporate governance committee. 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.

Tracy Leinbach

Ms. Tracy A. Leinbach is no longer Independent Director of the Company, with effect from May 9 2017 (AGM). 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 no longer Independent Director of the Company, with effect from May 9 2017 (AGM). 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 an Independent Director of the Company. He served as the Company’s Lead Independent Director 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 served as Director for Champion Enterprises, Inc. from March 2003 to March 2011, where he served as Chairman of its audit committee. 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 as Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Douglas Madden

Mr. Douglas M. Madden is an Independent Director of Forward Air Corporation. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Celanese Corporation, a specialty chemical and technology company (“Celanese”), from December 2009 until his retirement in March 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. Mr. Madden brings substantial strategic knowledge and distinctive business experience to the Board, which is essential to management and the Board.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Bruce Campbell

2,714,230

Michael Morris

753,542

Matthew Jewell

904,848

Chris Ruble

1,031,560

Craig Drum

502,705

Michael Hance

860,910

Michael McLean

--

Ronald Allen

147,713

C. Robert Campbell

174,562

Craig Carlock

145,463

John Langley

146,963

Tracy Leinbach

153,965

Larry Leinweber

148,963

George Lynch

154,963

Douglas Madden

148,213
As Of  30 Dec 2016