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Ryder CMO Named Among 2019’s Most ‘Influential Business Women’

March 18, 2019
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Ryder Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer Karen Jones honored among the most influential businesswomen in South Florida for 2019. (Photo: Business Wire)

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 18, 2019--Ryder System, Inc.  (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial  fleet managementdedicated transportation, and  supply chain  solutions, announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Karen Jones was recognized by the South Florida Business Journal at its 2019 Influential Business Women Awards luncheon at the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on March 15.

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Ryder Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer Karen Jones honored among the most influential businesswomen in South Florida for 2019. (Photo: Business Wire)

The annual award ceremony recognizes female executives from Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties for their career achievements, exceptional leadership, and community involvement.

“Throughout my career, I’ve been in fields that traditionally have been slower to have women in leadership positions,” said Jones. “However, if you know how to effectively build meaningful relationships across business segments and even industries, things like gender matter a lot less. People want to work with those who are confident, collaborative, and good at what they do.”

A member of Ryder’s leadership team, Jones is responsible for all marketing and new product development efforts that lead to revenue generation and better customer experiences, across Ryder’s business segments. Since joining the company in 2013, Jones has elevated the role of marketing to a critical ingredient in driving revenue, which has been instrumental in Ryder’s six consecutive years of record growth, with revenue now topping $8.4 billion.

Most recently, Jones led the ideation, creation, and implementation of COOP by Ryder TM, a first-of-its-kind peer-to-peer asset sharing platform for commercial trucks, which is now available in South Florida. She was also integral in the development of RyderGyde TM, a one-of-a-kind mobile app enabling drivers, fleet owners, and fleet managers to manage their fleet from their smartphone or tablet.

“I’ve always believed in doing things that matter, not only in business, but also in my community,” said Jones.

Jones serves as an executive board member for Jackson Health Foundation, where she works hard to ensure residents of South Florida have access to health care services. She also serves as an executive board member of the Broward Public Library Foundation, where she helps members of the community gain access to books, computers, and small business resources.

About Ryder System, Inc.

Ryder is a Fortune 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. The company’s stock (NYSE: R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the S&P MidCap 400® index. Ryder, which provides commercial truck rental, truck leasing, used trucks for sale, and last mile delivery services, has been named among “The World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune, as well as one of “America’s Best Employers” and “America’s Best Employers for Women” by Forbes. The company is regularly recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, world-class safety and security programs, and hiring of military veterans. For more information, visit www.ryder.com or our newsroom, and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements and information included in this news release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on our current plans and expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Accordingly, these forward-looking statements should be evaluated with consideration given to the many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements including those risks set forth in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. New risks emerge from time to time. It is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors or to assess the impact of such risks on our business. Accordingly, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

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