Angela Eliacostas, founder and CEO of AGT Global Logistics, has won the Women In Trucking Association’s eighth annual Influential Woman In Trucking Award.
The award recognizes women in the trucking industry who make or influence key decisions, have a proven record of responsibility, and mentor and serve as a role model to other women. It was developed in 2010 as a way to honor female leaders in trucking, and to attract and advance women within the industry.
The winner was announced Tuesday, Nov. 13, during a panel discussion at the WIT Accelerate! Conference and Expo in Dallas. The award is sponsored by Freightliner Trucks.
“We are truly honored to highlight influential women in our industry through this award,” Ellen Voie, Women In Trucking president and CEO, said in a news release announcing the award. “I’m proud to recognize Angela Eliacostas for her accomplishments throughout her career in the transportation industry.”
Eliacostas’ career in transportation spans more than 30 years.
In 2005, she formed All Girls Transportation and Logistics Inc. As offerings and services grew, a name change was required to fit their expansion and AGT Global Logistics was born. The company, headquartered in Glen Ellyn, Ill., provides a broad range of third-party logistics services.
Finalists for the 2018 award also included Nozuko Mayeza, managing director of Tulsawiz Logistics, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Brooke Willey, vice president – human resources for CRST International, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Women In Trucking Association Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission.
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