Earl E. Congdon
Senior Executive Chairman
Earl E. Congdon joined us in 1949 and has served as a director since 1952. Mr. Congdon was our President and Chief Executive Officer from 1962 until 1985 and served as Chairman of our Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer from 1985 through 2007. In October 2007, the Board of Directors appointed Mr. Congdon to his current position as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2008. On March 8, 2018, the Board elected and appointed Mr. Congdon to the position of Senior Executive Chairman, effective May 16, 2018. He is the son of E. E. Congdon, one of our founders, the father of David S. Congdon and the uncle of John R. Congdon, Jr. Through his 69 years of experience with us, including 45 years as our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Congdon helped transform Old Dominion from a small regional company to a leading, publicly-traded, less-than-truckload (“LTL”) company through geographic expansion and acquisitions. As a result, he brings to our Board first-hand knowledge of the opportunities and challenges in our LTL industry. Mr. Congdon has valuable insight into the execution of our strategic, long-term objectives and is keenly aware of the operating complexities of the transportation industry.
David S. Congdon
David S. Congdon was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer in May 2015, having previously served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2008. On March 8, 2018, the Board elected and appointed Mr. Congdon to the position of Executive Chairman, effective May 16, 2018. He was our President and Chief Operating Officer from May 1997 to December 2007 and served in various positions in operations, maintenance and engineering between 1978 and 1997. He was first elected a director in 1998 and is the son of Earl E. Congdon. Mr. Congdon, through his 39 years of service to us, including 21 years of service as an executive officer of Old Dominion, has played a critical role in helping us develop our strategic plan and grow our operations through geographic expansion and acquisitions. He has experience leading us through difficult operating conditions and has guided Old Dominion to sustained profitability. The Board benefits from Mr. Congdon’s critical knowledge of the LTL industry, as well as his deep understanding of the operational and regulatory complexities that we must address as a publicly-traded transportation company.
Greg C. Gantt
President and Chief Executive Officer
Greg C. Gantt was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2018 after serving as our President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2015. He previously served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from June 2011 to May 2015, and as our Senior Vice President - Operations from January 2002 to June 2011. He joined us in November 1994 and served as one of our regional Vice Presidents until January 2002. Prior to his employment with us, Mr. Gantt served in many operational capacities with Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation, including Vice President of its Southern Region. Mr. Gantt, through his ever-increasing roles and responsibilities with us over the past 24 years, has played a critical role in the development of our operational plan and offers the Board significant expertise in LTL industry leadership and business strategy.
Kevin M. Freeman
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Kevin M. Freeman was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in May 2018 after serving as our Senior Vice President – Sales since January 2011. He also served as our Vice President of Field Sales from May 1997 to January 2011. Mr. Freeman has 39 years of experience in the transportation industry, and has held various positions in sales with Old Dominion since joining us in February 1992.
David J. Bates
Senior Vice President - Operations
David J. Bates was appointed Senior Vice President - Operations in October 2011 after serving as our Vice President - Central States Region since July 2007. From March 2002 to July 2007, Mr. Bates served as our service center manager in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Mr. Bates has also served in various other positions in operations since joining us in December 1995.
Christopher T. Brooks
Senior Vice President - Human Resources & Safety
Christopher T. Brooks was appointed Senior Vice President - Human Resources & Safety effective January 1, 2018 after serving as our Vice President - Human Resources from June 2015 to December 2017. Prior to joining us, he served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at National General Insurance from January 2015 to June 2015 after serving as Vice President of Human Resources at National General Insurance from January 2010 to December 2014.
Cecil E. Overbey, Jr.
Senior Vice President - Strategic Development
Cecil E. Overbey, Jr. was appointed Senior Vice President - Strategic Development in January 2011 after serving as our Vice President of National Accounts and Marketing since July 2000. Mr. Overbey has 34 years of experience in the transportation and distribution industries, and since joining us in June 1995 as a National Account Executive, has held various other management positions in sales and marketing.
Ross H. Parr
Senior Vice President - Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary
Ross H. Parr was appointed Senior Vice President - Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary effective January 1, 2016, after serving as our Vice President - Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary since May 2012. Mr. Parr joined us in August 2011 and served as our Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary until May 2012. From August 2003 to December 2007 Mr. Parr was an associate, and from January 2008 to August 2011 he was a member, at the law firm Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice (now known as Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP).
Adam N. Satterfield
Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary
Adam N. Satterfield was appointed Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary effective January 1, 2016, after serving as our Vice President - Treasurer since June 2011. Mr. Satterfield also served as our Director - Finance and Accounting from August 2007 to June 2011 and as our Manager - SEC Reporting from October 2004 to August 2007. Prior to joining us in October 2004, he was an Audit Manager with KPMG LLP, a global accounting firm. Mr. Satterfield is a Certified Public Accountant.