Previously, Ellen was the manager of retention and recruiting programs at Schneider, Inc., where she was responsible for creating corporate level programs to encourage non-traditional groups to consider careers in the trucking industry and designed initiatives to eliminate (or reduce) irritants that lead to driver dissatisfaction.
Ellen has received many awards, including The White House’s Transportation Innovators Champion of Change in 2012 and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Division of Communication’s Distinguished Alumna of the Year. She was named to Supply & Demand Chain Executives magazine’s “2016 Pros to Know,” Fleet Owner’s Dozen Outstanding Women In Trucking in 2016, and Insight Success Magazine’s “The 30 Most Inspirational Leaders in Business” and "The 30 Most Innovative CEOs to Watch" in 2017.
In addition to the magazine articles she writes, Ellen shares her experiences and knowledge in her two books and workbook created for professional drivers and their families.
Ellen has a master’s degree in communication from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.