People: J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (JBHT.OQ)
7 Mar 2014
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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