People: Forward Air Corp (FWRD.O)
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., a leading lease-to-own company for furniture, appliances and electronics, in September 2014. He served as the Chairman of Aaron’s, Inc.’s Board of Directors and as Aaron’s, Inc.’s President and Chief Executive Officer from November 2012 until April 2014. Before being elected as Chairman of the Board of Aaron’s Inc., Mr. Allen served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Aaron’s, Inc. from February 2012 until November 2012, and as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Aaron’s, Inc. 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.
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