People: J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (JBHT.OQ)

JBHT.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kirk Thompson

60 2011 Chairman of the Board

John Roberts

49 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Mee

53 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance and Administration, Corporate Secretary

Kay Palmer

50 1999 Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Shelley Simpson

42 2011 Executive Vice President, CMO, President - Integrated Capacity Solutions business segment

Gary Anderson

47 2012 Executive Vice President - Maintenance, Properties and Equipment

Craig Harper

56 2013 Executive Vice President

Nicholas Hobbs

51 2011 Executive Vice President, President - Dedicated Contract Services

Terrence Matthews

55 2012 Executive Vice President, President - Intermodal

David Chelette

50 2012 Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary

John Kuhlow

43 2011 Vice President, Controller

Julia Heidenreich

Vice President

James Robo

51 2012 Lead Independent Director

Wayne Garrison

61 2011 Director

Bryan Hunt

55 1991 Director

Douglas Duncan

63 2010 Independent Director

Francesca Edwardson

56 2011 Independent Director

Sharilyn Gasaway

45 2009 Independent Director

Gary George

63 2006 Independent Director

Coleman Peterson

65 2004 Independent Director

John White

74 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kirk Thompson

Mr. Kirk Thompson is Chairman of the Board of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc. He was elected to the Board in 1985. He was elected Chairman of the Board in 2010, assuming that office on January 1, 2011. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1987 to December 31, 2010. A graduate of the University of Arkansas and a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Thompson joined the Company in 1973. He served as Vice President of Finance from 1979 until 1984, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer until 1985, and President and Chief Operating Officer from 1986 until 1987, when he was elected President and Chief Executive Officer.

John Roberts

Mr. John N. Roberts, III, is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc. He was elected to the Board in 2010, and was elected to serve as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2011. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, he served as Executive Vice President and President of Dedicated Contract Services from 1997 to December 31, 2010. Joining the Company in 1989, he began his career as a Management Trainee and subsequently served as an EDI Services Coordinator, Regional Marketing Manager for the Intermodal and Truckload business units, Business Development Executive for DCS and Vice President of Marketing Strategy for the Company.

David Mee

Mr. David G. Mee, CPA, is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance and Administration, Corporate Secretary of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc. He joined the Company in 1992 as Vice President, Tax. He also serves as the Company’s Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining the Company, he was a Senior Tax Manager for KPMG LLP. Mr. Mee is a Certified Public Accountant.

Kay Palmer

Ms. Kay Johnson Palmer is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc. She joined the Company in 1988 as a Program Analyst of Finance. Prior to joining the Company, she worked at EDS as a Systems Engineer Manager.

Shelley Simpson

Ms. Shelley Simpson is Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, President - Integrated Capacity Solutions business segment of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc. She joined the Company in 1994 as a Management Trainee and assumed the position of Chief Marketing Officer on September 1, 2011.

Gary Anderson

Mr. Gary Anderson is Executive Vice President - Maintenance, Properties and Equipment of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. He joined the Company in 1994 as an Assistant Purchasing Manager. Most recently, he held the position of Senior Vice President of Maintenance.

Craig Harper

Mr. Craig Harper is Executive Vice President of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc. He joined the Company in 1992 as Vice President of Marketing and currently serves as Executive Vice President. Prior to joining the Company, he worked for Rineco Chemical Industries as its Chief Executive Officer.

Nicholas Hobbs

Mr. Nicholas Hobbs is Executive Vice President, President - Dedicated Contract Services of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc. He joined the Company in 1984 as a Management Trainee.

Terrence Matthews

Mr. Terrence D. Matthews is Executive Vice President, President - Intermodal of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc. He joined the Company in 1986 as a National Accounts Manager. Prior to joining the Company, he worked as a National Accounts Manager for North American Van Lines.

David Chelette

Mr. David N. Chelette is Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc. He joined the Company in 1993 as a Finance Manager. Prior to joining the Company, he was Cash Manager for Brinker International, Inc. Mr. Chelette is a Certified Public Accountant.

John Kuhlow

Mr. John Kuhlow is Vice President, Controller of J .B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. He joined the Company in 2006 as Assistant Corporate Controller. Prior to joining the Company, he was a Senior Audit Manager for KPMG LLP. Mr. Kuhlow is a Certified Public Accountant.

Julia Heidenreich

James Robo

Mr. James L. Robo is Lead Independent Director of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc. He was elected to the Board in 2002. He is lead independent director, chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Robo is President and Chief Executive Officer of NextEra Energy, Inc. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of NextEra Energy until June 2012, as President of NextEra Energy Resources until December 2006 and as Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy until July 2002. NextEra Energy is a U.S. electric company whose two main subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light and NextEra Energy Resources. Prior to joining NextEra Energy in 2002, Mr. Robo spent 10 years at General Electric Company. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Mexico from 1997 until 1999 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of the GE Capital TIP/Modular Space division from 1999 until February 2002. From 1984 through 1992, Mr. Robo worked for Mercer Management Consulting. He received a BA summa cum laude from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.

Wayne Garrison

Mr. Wayne Garrison is Director of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc. He was elected to the Board in 1981. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Company from 1995 to December 31, 2010, and continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. Joining the Company in 1976 as Plant Manager, Mr. Garrison has also served as Vice President of Finance in 1978, Executive Vice President of Finance in 1979, President in 1982, Chief Executive Officer in 1987 and Vice Chairman of the Board from January 1986 until May 1991.

Bryan Hunt

Mr. Bryan Hunt is Director of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc. He is the Managing Member of Hunt Auto Group, a private company with operations in motor vehicle sales and service in Arkansas and Missouri; Best Buy Here Pay Here of Arkansas, a private company with used-car operations in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma; Progressive Car Finance, a private company that provides subprime financing for automobile dealers; and 71B Auto Auction and I-135 Auto Auction, both private companies engaged in the auction of automobiles, trucks, boats and other motor vehicles to dealers and the general public in Arkansas and Kansas. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, he has a degree in marketing and transportation. He is the son of co-founders J.B. and Johnelle Hunt.

Douglas Duncan

Mr. Douglas G. Duncan is Independent Director of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. On February 28, 2010, he retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Freight Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of FedEx Corporation. FedEx Freight Corporation is a provider of regional and national less-than-truckload (LTL) freight services. Mr. Duncan was the founding chief executive officer of FedEx Freight. He also served on the Strategic Management Committee of FedEx Corporation. Before the formation of FedEx Freight, he served for two years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Viking Freight. With 30 years of transportation experience, Mr. Duncan has held management positions in operations, sales and marketing with Caliber System and Roadway Express. He served on the Executive Committee of the American Trucking Associations and as Chairman of the American Transportation Research Institute. A graduate of Christopher Newport University, Mr. Duncan served on the university’s Board of Visitors. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Brambles LTD and Benchmark Electronics, Inc., where he also chairs the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Francesca Edwardson

Ms. Francesca Maher Edwardson is Independent Director of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc. She serves on the Company’s Executive Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, a chartered unit of the American Red Cross. She previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for UAL Corporation, a predecessor company to United Continental Holdings, Inc. She has also been a partner in the law firm of Mayer Brown and the Executive Director of the Illinois Securities Department. Ms. Edwardson is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago, Ill., with degrees in economics and law, and serves on the Board of Trustees for Rush University Medical Center and the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Sharilyn Gasaway

Mrs. Sharilyn S. Gasaway is Independent Director of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc. She is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alltel Corp., the Little Rock, Arkansas-based Fortune 500 wireless carrier, from 2006 to 2009. She was part of the executive team that spearheaded publicly traded Alltel’s transition through the private equity buyout in the telecom sector and was an integral part of the combination of Alltel and Verizon. She also served as Alltel’s Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer from 2002 to 2006. Joining Alltel in 1999, she served as Director of General Accounting, Controller, and Vice President of Accounting and Finance. Prior to joining Alltel, she worked for eight years at Arthur Andersen LLC. Mrs. Gasaway has a degree in accounting from Louisiana Tech University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She currently serves on the Board of Directors, chairs the Audit Committee and serves on the Governance, Compensation and Business Development Committee of Genesis Energy, LP. She also serves on the Board of Directors and the Audit, Investment, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., as well as on the Louisiana Tech University College of Business Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Gary George

Mr. Gary Charles George is Independent Director of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc. He is chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Executive Compensation Committee. Mr. George is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of George’s, Inc., a private, fully integrated poultry company in northwest Arkansas. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a degree in business administration. He served on the Board of Trustees for the University of Arkansas from 1995 through 2005 and was Chairman of the Board of Trustees in 2005. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Legacy National Bank in Springdale, Ark.

Coleman Peterson

Mr. Coleman H. Peterson is Independent Director of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc. He is chairman of the Executive Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Peterson is the President and CEO of Hollis Enterprises LLC, a human resources consulting firm founded in 2004. He is retired from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. as Executive Vice President of its People Division. During his tenure, Mr. Peterson was responsible for recruitment, retention and development of the world’s corporate work force. Prior to his experience with Wal-Mart, Mr. Peterson spent 16 years with Venture Stores, with his last position being Senior Vice President of Human Resources. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Loyola University of Chicago. Mr. Peterson serves on the Board of Directors, chairs the Compensation Committee, and serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Build-A-Bear Workshop. He also serves on the Board of Directors, chairs the Compensation Committee, and serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. Locally, he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Northwest Arkansas Community College until December 31, 2010. Mr. Peterson served as a member of the Board of Directors and chaired the Compensation Committee of The ServiceMaster Company and served on the Board of Directors of Knockout Holdings, Inc. He also sat on the Executive Committee of the NAACP and served as Treasurer for the NAACP’s Special Contribution Fund.

John White

Dr. John A. White is Independent Director of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc. He was elected to the Board in 1998 and resigned his position on the company Board effective April 26, 2012, in accordance with the Company’s mandatory retirement age policy for Directors. On April 26, 2012, the company Board of Directors waived its mandatory retirement age until the close of the company 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and subsequently elected Dr. White to serve a one-year term. He is a member of the Audit Committee, the Executive Compensation Committee, and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Dr. White is Chancellor Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of the University of Arkansas. Previous to this appointment, he served as Chancellor of the University of Arkansas, a position he held for 11 years, beginning July 1, 1997. A graduate of the University of Arkansas (BSIE), Virginia Tech (MSIE) and The Ohio State University (Ph.D.), he also holds honorary doctorates from the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven in Belgium and from George Washington University. Dr. White is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and serves on the Board and the Audit Committee of Motorola Solutions, Inc. He has served on the boards of directors and the Audit Committees of Eastman Chemical, Logility and Russell Corporation.

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