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Werner Enterprises Inc (WERN.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Clarence Werner

79 2016 Executive Chairman of the Board

Derek Leathers

47 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer

John Steele

59 2005 Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

H. Marty Nordlund

55 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Executive Vice President

James Johnson

53 2010 Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Secretary

Jim Schelble

56 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Michael Gallagher

72 2017 Director

Gerald Timmerman

77 2016 Director

Gregory Werner

57 2015 Director

Kenneth Bird

69 2002 Independent Director

Patrick Jung

69 2003 Independent Director

Dwaine Peetz

66 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Clarence Werner

Mr. Clarence L. Werner is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was Chairman Emeritus of Werner Enterprises, Inc. He has been a director of the Company since its incorporation. Mr. Werner was General Manager of Werner Enterprises, Inc. and its predecessor from 1980 to 1982. He also served as Vice President from 1982 until 1984, when he was named our President & Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Werner was then named Vice Chairman in 1991 and held such position until being named Chairman in May 2011. He has served as our Chairman since that time. From 1993 to April 1997, Mr. Werner also reassumed the duties of President. Mr. Werner also serves on the advisory board of the Eppley Cancer Center of the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Derek Leathers

Mr. Derek J. Leathers is President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He joined the Company in 1999 as the Managing Director–Mexico Division. During his tenure with us, he has served in the following positions: (i) Vice President–Mexico Division in 2000; (ii) Vice President–International in 2001; (iii) Senior Vice President–International in April 2003; (iv) Senior Vice President–Van Division and International in July 2003; (v) Executive Vice President–Van Division and International in 2004; (vi) Senior Executive Vice President and President of Werner Global Logistics in 2006; and (vii) Chief Operating Officer in 2008. The Board then appointed Mr. Leathers our President in 2011 and Chief Executive Officer in May 2016, and he currently serves in both positions. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Leathers was Vice President of Mexico Operations for two years at Schneider National, a large truckload carrier, and he held various other management positions during his eight-year career at Schneider National.

John Steele

Mr. John J. Steele is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of Werner Enterprises Inc. He joined the Company in 1989 as Controller. During his time with us, he was appointed to the following positions: (i) Corporate Secretary in 1992; (ii) Vice President–Controller & Corporate Secretary in 1994; (iii) Vice President, Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer in 1996; and (iv) Senior Vice President, Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer in 2004. He was named to his current position as Executive Vice President, Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer in 2005. Mr. Steele was employed by the independent public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co. as a certified public accountant from 1979 until his employment with the Company in 1989. Mr. Steele also serves on the board of directors of Morningside College.

H. Marty Nordlund

Mr. H. Marty Nordlund is Chief Operating Officer, Senior Executive Vice President of the Company. He joined us in 1994 as an account executive. He then received the following promotions within the Company: (i) Director of Dedicated Fleet Services in 1995; (ii) Senior Director of Dedicated Fleet Services in 1997; (iii) Vice President–Dedicated Fleet Services in 1998; (iv) Vice President–Specialized Services in 2001; (v) Senior Vice President–Specialized Services in 2003; (vi) Executive Vice President–Specialized Services in 2005; and (vii) Senior Executive Vice President—Specialized Services in 2006. In May 2016, Mr. Nordlund was named to his current position as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining the Company, Mr. Nordlund held various management positions with Crete Carrier Corporation, a large privately held truckload carrier.

James Johnson

Mr. James L. Johnson is Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Secretary of Werner Enterprises Inc. He joined the Company in 1991 as Manager of Financial Reporting. Since that time, Mr. Johnson was appointed to the following positions with us: (i) Assistant Controller in 1992; (ii) Director of Accounting in 1994;iii) Corporate Secretary & Controller in 1996; (iv) Vice President, Controller & Corporate Secretary in 2000; and (v) Senior Vice President, Controller & Corporate Secretary in 2005. He was named to his current position as Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer & Corporate Secretary in 2010. Mr. Johnson was employed by the independent public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co. as a certified public accountant from 1985 until his employment with us in 1991.

Jim Schelble

Mr. Jim S. Schelble is Executive Vice President - Sales and Marketing of the Company. He joined us in 1998 as Manager of New Business Development. During his tenure with us, Mr. Schelble was promoted to the following positions: (i) Director of National Accounts in 1999; (ii) Senior Director of Dedicated Services in 2000; (iii) Associate Vice President of Corporate and Dedicated Sales in 2002; (iv) Vice President–Sales in 2003; (v) Senior Vice President–Sales in 2004; (vi) Executive Vice President–Sales and Marketing in 2005; and (vii) Executive Vice President of Marketing and Driver Resources in 2015. In May 2016, Mr. Schelble was named to his current position as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Schelble spent twelve years with Roadway Express, a less-than-truckload carrier, in a variety of management positions within operations, sales, and marketing.

Michael Gallagher

Mr. Michael L. Gallagher is Director of the company. He is Chairman Emeritus of the law firm Gallagher & Kennedy in Phoenix, Arizona. He has held this position since 2001. Mr. Gallagher served as President of Gallagher & Kennedy from 1978 through 2000. Mr. Gallagher is a member of the board of directors of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, a NYSE listed company; Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Western Regional Medical Center; Arizona Public Service Company; and the Peter Kiewit Foundation. He previously served as a director of AMERCO, the parent company of U-Haul International, Inc., and Action Performance, a NASDAQ company, and was a former advisory board member of AMEC, a multinational company headquartered in Europe. Mr. Gallagher has 40 years of experience as legal counsel to numerous public and private corporations.

Gerald Timmerman

Mr. Gerald H. Timmerman is Director of the Company. He was appointed by our Board of Directors in May 2016 to fill a vacant directorship position. Mr. Timmerman was previously a director of the Company from 1988 to 2011. Since 1969, Mr. Timmerman has been and currently serves as President of Timmerman & Sons Feeding Co., Inc., a cattle feeding, ranching and beef production enterprise based in Springfield, Nebraska, with operations in several Midwestern states. Mr. Timmerman is also a partner in several other privately held entities that engage in integrated agricultural business operations. As a result of these and other professional experiences, as well as his prior service on the boards of directors of several privately held and civic organizations, Mr. Timmerman brings to our Board substantial business experience, financial acumen and outside board experience that contributes to the Board's collective qualifications, skills and experience.

Gregory Werner

Mr. Gregory L. Werner is Director of the Company. He was elected as a director of the Company in 1994. He served as our Treasurer from 1982 to 1986, became Vice President in 1984, and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 1996. Mr. Werner also began directing revenue equipment maintenance for Werner Enterprises, Inc. and its predecessor in 1981 and became responsible for our management information systems in 1993. Mr. Werner served as our President from April 1997 until May 2011 and as our Chief Operating Officer from 1999 to 2007. Mr. Werner was our Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to August 2015. He was also the Vice Chairman from May 2011 until August 2015. Mr. Werner resigned as an executive officer of the Company effective August 27, 2015. Mr. Werner possesses significant knowledge and a thorough understanding of our business operations and industry, which is attributed to his long-term professional experience with the Company. Because of his past positions as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Werner also provides the Board with an important insider perspective and management’s point-of-view about various aspects of our business operations and strategies. Mr. Werner is a son of C.L. Werner and brother of Gary L. Werner.

Kenneth Bird

Dr. Kenneth M. Bird, Ed.D., is an Independent Director of Werner Enterprises Inc. He was appointed by our Board of Directors in 2002 to fill a vacant directorship position and was subsequently elected by the stockholders. Dr. Bird is currently the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Avenue Scholars Foundation, a nonprofit entity that serves youth education in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Bird previously served as Superintendent of Westside Community Schools in Omaha, Nebraska from 1992 until May 2008, and he also held various administrative positions with Westside Community Schools since 1981. Prior to 1981, he was employed by the Nebraska Department of Education and as a special education teacher at Westside Community School. Dr. Bird’s broad range of board experience is also considerable and extensive. He is active in local, state and national professional organizations as a member of various advisory councils, committees and task forces. Dr. Bird serves as a director or trustee on a number of civic boards, and he has been the recipient of several professional, leadership and community service awards. He possesses significant overall board experience, administrative competence, executive and financial experience and proven leadership skills that enhance our Board’s diversity and discussions. As a result of these professional and other experiences, Dr. Bird brings to the Board a broad perspective of our community and an appreciation of corporate governance principles that contribute to the collective qualifications, skills and experience of our Board of Directors.

Patrick Jung

Mr. Patrick J. Jung, CPA, is an Independent Director of Werner Enterprises, Inc. He was elected as a Company director in 2003. He serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Surdell & Partners LLC, an advertising company in Omaha, Nebraska. Prior to his position with Surdell & Partners LLC, Mr. Jung was a practicing certified public accountant with KPMG LLP for 30 years, 20 years of which he served as an audit partner. He was also the audit engagement partner on the Company’s annual audit for the year ended December 31, 1999 prior to his retirement from KPMG LLP in 2000. Mr. Jung is a member of the Board of Managers of Burlington Capital Group LLC, which acts as the Board of Managers of America First Multifamily Investors, L.P., a publicly traded company, and serves on its audit and governance committees. Located in Omaha, Nebraska, Burlington Capital Group LLC’s business involves real estate, money management and emerging markets. Mr. Jung is a director and officer of the Omaha Zoological Society and also works with several civic boards and organizations. Mr. Jung has significant knowledge and experience in financial management, accounting processes and corporate governance that is derived from his professional and other experiences. He brings to our Board substantial accounting and financial expertise and sophistication, exceptional administrative proficiency, overall board experience and comprehension of our business operations and industry that contribute to the Board’s collective qualifications, skills and experience. Mr. Jung also qualifies as an audit committee financial expert and serves as Chair of both our Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.

Dwaine Peetz

Dr. Dwaine J. Peetz, Jr., M.D., is an Independent Director of Werner Enterprises Inc. He was appointed by our Board of Directors in May 2011 to fill a vacant directorship position and was elected by the stockholders at the 2012 Annual Meeting. Dr. Peetz is a thoracic surgeon from Omaha, Nebraska and retired from practice in 2011. He was formerly the Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Creighton University School of Medicine and the Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, both of which are nationally recognized and accredited medical schools located in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Peetz graduated from the Creighton University School of Medicine, completed his residency in thoracic surgery at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and became certified by the American Board of Surgery in 1981 and American Board of Thoracic Surgery in 1983. During his distinguished career, Dr. Peetz acquired comprehensive leadership, board and administrative experience. He has been active in various professional organizations, served as the chairman and a member of several affiliated hospital committees and authored numerous medical publications and abstracts. From 1991 to 1999, he was also the chairman of the department of surgery for the Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Because of these professional experiences, Dr. Peetz brings to the Board an important and unique point of view regarding organizational and operational management issues, business administration and financial knowledge, public health and safety expertise and valuable management insight. His sophisticated professional perspective and overall administrative adeptness are beneficial and contribute to the collective qualifications, skills and experience of our Board of Directors.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Clarence Werner

12,466

Derek Leathers

2,216,110

John Steele

603,888

H. Marty Nordlund

775,606

James Johnson

631,377

Jim Schelble

650,346

Michael Gallagher

--

Gerald Timmerman

40,228

Gregory Werner

5,900,220

Kenneth Bird

67,728

Patrick Jung

82,728

Dwaine Peetz

67,728
As Of  31 Dec 2016

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