NTA Women’s Council


Nebraska Trucking Association Women’s Council

We support. We educate. We empower.

Nebraska Trucking Association is breaking new ground.  NTA officially chartered and organized a women’s council to Support, Educate & Empower a young generation of women to consider the transportation as a career.  From over-the-road drivers to diesel technicians to safety managers and dispatchers, the opportunities are great.  In fact, one in every 12 jobs in our Cornhusker state is linked to trucking/transportation.

Trucking Walks Across Nebraska

We’re walking to make a difference! The Nebraska Trucking Association Women’s Council is organizing an event which will make a difference in the lives of those in our trucking industry. We’re walking for a cause.  Any NTA member can participate. Participants will track miles and gather donations for the Nebraska Trucking Cares which helps people in the Nebraska trucking industry in times of crisis. 

Register   |   Follow on Facebook

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR

Meet some of the professionals of the Nebraska Trucking Association Women’s Council:

Tracy Jahnel

Tracy Jahnel

Tracy Jahnel, Sterling Transportation Services, Controller What are some of your duties? Manage all business operations of our organization, budgets, forecasting, financial reporting, oversight of IT, compliance, IRP, IFTA. What do you enjoy the most about your job or...

Jeanie DeWitt

Jeanie DeWitt

Jeanie DeWitt, Office Manager/Owner Duties: Daily operations Love about my job: The ability to try new ideas and the fast paced nature. Building and coaching my team. Enjoying every team member, we all share the same vision and we are dedicated to our mission. What...

Sue Pirnie

Sue Pirnie

Sue Pirnie, Grand Island Express What are some of your duties? Biweekly newsletter each month. Articles are submitted by our managers, four or five different areas per newsletter. Drivers are kept up to date on what is going on with our business, updated on changes to...

Heather Voegele Anson

Heather Voegele Anson

Heather Voegele Anson, Voegele Anson Law, LLC,  Founding Member of Voegele Anson Law What are some of your duties? I formed Voegele Anson Law in May 2020. I handle everything from simple cases to complex litigation and mediation. I have vast experience in helping...

Tisha Gropp

Tisha Gropp

Tisha Gropp, Crete Carrier Corporation, Safety Manager What are some of your duties? Oversee the department that maintains and manages the Driver Qualification Files in accordance with DOT and Company Policy. What do you enjoy the most about your job or working in...

Rachel Dvorak

Rachel Dvorak

Rachael Dvorak,  Sunrise Express, Safety Director What are some of your duties? Take in accidents, keeping drivers legal. IFTA reporting, Licensing, 2290’s inspection of trucks, all the fuel reports. What do you enjoy the most about your job or working in this...

Wm. Lee Merritt

Wm. Lee Merritt

Wm. Lee Merritt, Bridgepoint Investment Banking, Managing Director What are some of your duties?  I work with trucking and logistics companies relating to capital raising (both debt and equity), buy-side M&A services (for expansion or diversification), and...

Emily Roberts

Emily Roberts

Emily Roberts, Lockton Companies, VP, Account Executive What are some of your duties? Lockton Companies is a commercial insurance broker. I specialize in the transportation sector with large auto fleets, primarily trucking companies. We partner with our clients to...

Donna Sempek

Donna Sempek

Donna Sempek, Sterling Transportation Services, Division Manager What are some of your duties?  Sterling Transportation has a family of companies that include, trucking, truck repair, brokerage, and staffing services as well as Wagyu Beef farms. I oversee the staffing...

Dave Zelnio

Dave Zelnio

Dave Zelnio, NTA Director, Operations & Communication Duties: Plan, create, organize and collaborate on events, activities and operations for the Nebraska Trucking Association.  Oversee all communication including a bi-monthly magazine, weekly e-newsletter, social...

Barb Aude

Barb Aude

Barb Aude, NTA Director of Training and Safety What are some of your duties? Assist with all the exciting events hosted by the Nebraska Trucking Association including the truck driving championships. Assist members of the Nebraska Trucking Association concerning...

NUGGETS OF WISDOM

“The first step for a leader is to be right with yourself. Integrity is the basis of leadership.” ― Condoleezza Rice

“Educate yourself and learn all you can.  There are so many moving parts to this industry and the more you know, the more valuable you are! – Tisha Gropp, Safety Manager at Crete Carrier

“My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you I the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah Winfrey

“If you set your mind to do something, make sure you keep pushing.  Always follow your dreams and be true to yourself.” -Rachel Dvorak, Safety Director at Sunrise Express