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Rogers, Bunn and Ballard tabbed for enterprise leadership roles  

Trio of young executives poised to lead Covenant Transport Services into the future 

Chattanooga, Tenn. (June 5, 2019) — Three young leaders at transportation enterprise Covenant Transport Services are taking on new roles and responsibilities, thanks to promotions announced this spring. 

Effective the beginning of May 2019, Ryan Rogers, chief transformation officer at Covenant Transport Services; Paul Bunn, former chief accounting officer at Covenant Transport Services; and Joey Ballard, former senior director of talent acquisition at Landair Holdings, have each been promoted to new enterprise-wide roles.  

Ryan Rogers, in addition to chief transformation officer, has been named executive vice president over the enterprise’s wholly-owned brokerage subsidiary, Chattanooga-based Covenant Solutions. Rogers has been in his current role of chief transformation officer at Covenant since Jan. 2018. Prior to coming to Covenant, Rogers served as a transportation executive at Amazon, and earlier in his career, Rogers also led a successful brokerage unit at Chattanooga-based U.S. Xpress.  

Paul Bunn, formerly chief accounting officer at Covenant Transport Services since 2009, has been named chief administrative officer and executive vice president for the enterprise. Bunn will specialize in leading the way for all companies in the areas of people, processes, projects and procurement.  

Joey Ballard, formerly senior director of talent acquisition at Landair Holdings, has been named senior vice president of human resources and driver recruiting for all of Covenant Transport Services. Since Covenant Transport Services’ acquisition of Landair in July 2018, Ballard has led the way integrating people and sharing human resources and recruiting assets and practices, and she is tasked in her new role with ensuring a true people-first culture across all companies.  

Joey Hogan, president of Covenant Transport Services, said executive-level changes can be challenging, but ultimately this round of movement reflects tremendous depth of talent within the organization and the company’s forward-looking, proactive approach to leadership.   

“Our organization is blessed with tremendous talent, top-to-bottom,” Hogan said. “And that’s never more clear than at a moment like this, when we have strong, energetic and forward-thinking leaders ready and capable to advance our companies and our culture, while remaining true to the values and ethics upon which we were founded – to serve people, to treat others right and to do business the right way, with integrity, honesty and fairness.” 

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About Covenant Transport Services 

Covenant Transport Services is a registered tradename of Covenant Transport, Inc., Covenant Transport Solutions, Inc., Southern Refrigerated Transport, Inc. and Star Transportation, Inc. Covenant Transport Services represents more than 30 years of expertise and leadership in expedited and team truckload; temperature-controlled truckload; dedicated truckload; and managed transportation services. Covenant Transport Services is represented by a national enterprise-wide sales team. Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (CTG) is the parent holding company for several transportation providers which offer premium services for customers throughout the United States and Mexico. The consolidated group includes operations from Covenant Transport, Inc. and Covenant Transport Solutions, Inc., of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Landair Transport and Landair Logistics of Greeneville, Tenn.; Southern Refrigerated Transport, Inc., of Texarkana, Ark.; and Star Transportation, Inc., of Nashville, Tenn. In addition, Transport Enterprise Leasing, LLC, of Chattanooga, Tenn. is an integral affiliated company providing revenue equipment sales and leasing services to the trucking industry. CTG’s Class A common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol, “CVTI.” 

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