Senior Arkansas Best officer to retire in March

by The City Wire staff ( 7 views 

Jim Keenan, senior vice president of Enterprise Customer Solutions for Arkansas Best Corporation, will retire March 31, 2014, after 33 years of service with the company.

"Jim's many years of service at ABF Freight, in the areas of sales and pricing, contributed to the development of our sales approach and to the unique tools that allow our company to be a leader in the transportation industry," Arkansas Best President and Chief Executive Officer Judy McReynolds said in a statement. "He has been a valuable resource for our company and a dedicated employee.  We thank Jim and wish him and his wife Monika the very best in the coming years."

Keenan joined the company in 1981 as a result of ABF Freight's acquisition of East Texas Motor Freight.

During his years with ABF Freight he worked in the pricing department and held various leadership roles in the sales department, culminating as ABF Freight's senior vice president of Sales and Marketing. Additionally, for three years, he led the sales and marketing initiatives at an Arkansas Best subsidiary that was subsequently sold.

His existing role at Arkansas Best was created to coordinate the numerous supply chain services offered across ABF Freight, ABF Logistics and Panther Expedited Services.