Director, Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Swift Transportation Company
Jerry Moyes relocated to Phoenix in 1966 and began hauling steel with his one truck, forming a partnership with a steel importer called Common Market Dist. Corp., which he later merged with a company he founded, Swift Transportation. In 1986, he was named Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President of the company and remained in that capacity through August 2016. Mr. Moyes is a graduate of Weber State College with a B.S. in Business and an honorary doctorate degree. Through the years he has also been involved in a number of other organizations, serving as vice president of the American Trucking Association and president of the Arizona Trucking Association. He served as a board member of the Truckload Carriers Association, a director for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and a member of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Brigham Young University.