New role to spearhead strategic, multidisciplinary initiatives across growing organization
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Aug. 24, 2021 – U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: USX), has appointed Bryan Johnson, Ed.D., to the newly created role of Chief of Staff, effective August 18, 2021. Johnson will report directly to Eric Fuller, President & CEO, and join the strategy team in spearheading multidisciplinary initiatives across the company.
Johnson most recently held the role of Hamilton County Schools (Tenn.) Superintendent. During his four-year tenure, he was named the top superintendent for the State of Tennessee, and this year, one of four finalists for the top superintendent for the entire nation. Johnson led initiatives that improved student performance, made significant strides in technology access, and recruited and developed talent across the system. He was responsible for managing an annual budget of more than $500 million and over 6,000 total employees for a system of more than 44,000 students.
“We’re on an incredible growth trajectory now and need leaders who will drive change, bring new ideas, and shepherd innovation,” said Fuller. “Bryan’s impressive leadership skills and transformation experience align perfectly with our growing organization’s needs.”
As Chief of Staff, Johnson will work closely with the strategy team, initially focusing on areas including leading cross-departmental projects, working with HR teams on educational training and development, and nurturing community partnerships to support area economic, talent, and workforce development.
Prior to joining Hamilton County Schools, Johnson served nine years in successively more responsible roles with the Clarksville-Montgomery County, Tennessee, school system and was the system’s chief academic officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Austin Peay State University, a master’s degree in special education and teaching from Belmont University, and a Doctor of Education in educational leadership and professional practice from Trevecca Nazarene University.
U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.
Through its subsidiaries, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: USX) offers customers over-the-road, dedicated, and brokerage services. Founded in 1985, the Company utilizes a combination of smart technology, a modern fleet of tractors, and a network of highly trained, professional drivers to efficiently move freight for a wide variety of customers. U.S. Xpress implements a range of digital initiatives and technology to drive innovation in the industry, streamline the value chain for customers, and improve the overall driver experience. For more, visit usxpress.com.
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Source: U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.
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