CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/25/14 -- Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, announced today the appointment of Cheryl Johnson to the post of Senior Vice President of Talent. Ms. Johnson holds more than 16 years of progressive HR industry experience, which includes several executive-level appointments.
Ms. Johnson's experience in designing talent strategies for a number of high growth organizations runs across various industries including consumer products, retail, and industrial products. She brings strong leadership in all people areas related to attracting, engaging, developing, and retaining talent while ensuring that the cultural fabric of the organization evolves and scales in the most effective manner.
"I am very pleased to welcome Cheryl to the team to help attract and retain talent at Echo and further develop our unique organizational culture," saidDouglas R. Waggoner, Chief Executive Officer of Echo Global Logistics. "Our greatest assets are the people who make up our organization and focus on our client relationships. Cheryl and her team will drive internal and external efforts to ensure that Echo is a fulfilling place to begin and develop a career, which is fundamental to our continued business success."
Ms. Johnson previously led talent management for retail chain Ulta Cosmetics. Prior to her time with Ulta, Ms. Johnson served as Divisional Vice President of Strategic Talent Management for Sears Holding Company and also spent time as Vice President of Human Resources for Fossil Inc.
About Echo Global Logistics
Echo Global Logistics, based in Chicago, is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, delivered on a proprietary technology platform, serving the transportation and logistics needs of its clients. Echo maintains a web-based technology platform that compiles and analyzes data from its network of over 24,000 transportation providers to serve its clients' shipping and freight management needs. Echo procures transportation and provides logistics services for clients across a wide range of industries, such as manufacturing, construction, consumer products and retail. For more information on Echo, visit: www.echo.com.