Gary D. Sasser, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
After serving in the United States Marines Corps reserves, Gary Sasser attended the University of Tennessee while working part-time in the transportation business. In 1971 at the age of 21, Gary purchased Averitt Express, which at the time consisted of two associates, three tractors and five trailers.
Since that time, Gary Sasser's vision for Averitt Express has been to maintain a strong focus on people, demonstrated by providing the best service to its customers and developing the full potential of its associates. With the support of the local communities in which Averitt operates, Gary's vision has allowed the company to grow into one of the nation's leading providers of freight transportation and supply chain management. Today, Averitt's team consists of more than 6,000 associates, and its equipment numbers have grown to include more than 3,000 tractors and 10,000 trailers.
Gary Sasser's commitment to serving and developing people extends beyond the company of Averitt Express. He is well known personally for his community-minded philanthropic efforts. Gary serves on the board of several local, state, and national charitable organizations.Wayne Spain, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Wayne joined Averitt in 1980. In his years with Averitt, Wayne has served as General Sales Manager, Vice President of Sales and Executive Vice President of Marketing. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Transportation in 1972.Phil Pierce, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Phil joined Averitt in 1981. Over the years, Phil has served Averitt as Service Center Director in Chattanooga, National Accounts Executive and Vice President of Regional Sales. Phil earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee in 1974.
George Johnson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
George joined Averitt as Controller in 1983 and was promoted to his current position in 1986. George earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Accounting from Tennessee Technological University in 1971.