Senior Management

Our seasoned executive leadership team brings extensive experience in transportation, logistics and corporate management that enables Covenant to help customers engineer value-driven supply chains to get products where they are needed – quickly, seamlessly, and cost-effectively

Senior Management Team

David R. Parker

Founder and CEO
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David R. Parker

David R. Parker

Founder and CEO

Parker is the founder and CEO of Covenant Logistics Group and has been in the trucking business since the age of 17 when he worked full time for his father’s trucking company. In 1985, after much preparation and prayer, Parker put his knowledge to good use and founded a trucking company called Covenant Transport. Over 30 years and several acquisitions later, Covenant Logistics Group is a $800 million enterprise with a network of over 2,550 trucks and 6,700 trailers moving up and down our nations’ highways.

Joey B. Hogan

President
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Joey B. Hogan

Joey B. Hogan

President

Joey Hogan was appointed President of Covenant Logistics in April 2021. He currently serves as an officer of the Truckload Carriers Association. Mr. Hogan previously served as Co-President and Chief Administrative Officer from 2020 to 2021, President and Chief Operating Officer from 2016 to 2020, Senior EVP and Chief Operating Officer from 2007 to 2016, Covenant’s Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 2007. He also served as a director and was on the Audit Committee of Chattem, Inc., a public consumer products company, from April 2009 through March 2010.

Paul Bunn

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
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Paul Bunn

Paul Bunn

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

M. Paul Bunn was appointed as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Covenant Logistics in April 2021. Mr. Bunn previously served as Covenant’s Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary from April 2020 to April 2021, our Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer from April 2019 to April 2020 and our Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer from January 2012 to April 2019. Previously, Mr. Bunn held is CPA and served as our Corporate Controller from July 2009 to January 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Bunn served as a Senior Manager for Ernst & Young, LLP, a global professional services provider.

Sam Hough

Executive Vice President, Expedited Operations
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Sam Hough

Sam Hough

Executive Vice President, Expedited Operations

Hough joined Covenant Logistics in February of 2013 as the Chief Operations Officer, the role he has held for nearly 8 years. Under his leadership, the company’s sales, operations, and safety business units have achieved industry-leading and award-winning excellence all while never losing sight of the company’s most important asset - the professional driver. Previously, Hough was the Vice President of Sales for Conway Truckload of Joplin, Missouri.

Lynn Doster

Executive Vice President, Dedicated Operations
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Lynn Doster

Lynn Doster

Executive Vice President, Dedicated Operations

Doster joined Landair in 2013 and now has leadership responsibility for trucking and supply chain operations. Doster has 30+ years’ experience in transportation and logistics, with experience in van, flatbed, straight trucks and tankers, as well as dedicated contract carriage and warehouse logistics. After beginning her career as a terminal manager for Blair Cartage, Doster worked for 14 years at Penske Logistics in several positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Vice President of Operations in Dallas, TX. Doster holds a degree in Accounting with additional studies from Urbana University and Franklin University, has earned an IRS Enrolled Agent Designation, Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification, and completed the Executive Leadership Program at Penn State.

Matt Anderson

Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
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Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson

Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Anderson joined Landair in 2012 and now has leadership responsibility for Covenant’s sales and marketing team. Prior to joining Landair, Anderson spent nine years at Penske Logistics, where he served as Vice President of Sales, leading revenue growth and developing the sales team in the western U.S. and Mexico. Prior to that position, he was Penske’s Vice President of Customer Experience. Anderson earned numerous awards and recognitions for his work at Penske, including multiple Winner Circle Awards and a Six Sigma Green Belt certificate. During more than 12 years in the transportation and logistics industries, he’s also held key positions in supply chain solution sales, design and consulting at Ernst & Young, FedEx and Airborne Express. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance Economics from Rockhurst University and is an active member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

Eric Whitton

Senior Vice President, Technology
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Eric Whitton

Eric Whitton

Senior Vice President, Technology

Whitton joined Covenant in 1997 and has leadership responsibility for the company’s technology team. He has more than 35 years’ experience in supply chain technology. Prior to joining Covenant, he gained 11 years’ experience in retail grocery distribution where he implemented inventory control and engineered labor standards systems. Whitton has an MBA from the University of West Georgia and has a PMP designation.

Brande Tweed

Senior Vice President, Financial Improvement
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Brande Tweed

Brande Tweed

Senior Vice President, Financial Improvement

Tweed was appointed to this position in September 2020. She joined the Company in July 2018 following Covenant’s acquisition of Landair and previously was the Vice President of Accounting with the company. Prior to the acquisition, Tweed served as the Vice President of Accounting of Landair since 2012. She also held various positions there, including Staff Accountant and Controller. During her tenure at Landair, beginning in 1998, Tweed has been accountable for all accounting functions, asset and non-asset procurement, information technology, contract administration, risk management and claims, budgeting, financial improvement, continuous improvement, maintenance, and financial performance.

Dan Porterfield

Senior Vice President of Maintenance, Equipment Control
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Dan Porterfield

Dan Porterfield

Senior Vice President of Maintenance, Equipment Control

Porterfield has extensive experience in heavy duty truck fleet vehicle maintenance, along with specialties in financial and data analysis. Since his career began with Covenant in 1999, he has served in the roles of Vice President of Maintenance for nearly six years, Director of Maintenance for nearly eight years, Shop Manager for more than seven years, and Manager of Satellite Communications for nearly three years.

Jim Massengill

Senior Vice President, Warehouse Operations
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Jim Massengill

Jim Massengill

Senior Vice President, Warehouse Operations

Since April 2012, when he was named Vice President of Supply Chain solutions with Landair, Massengill has led the teams that manage and implement contract distribution, transportation management and specialty warehousing programs. He and his teams bring Six Sigma process discipline to helping customers achieve higher performance through operational efficiencies and value-added services. Massengill came to Landair in 2006 as Director of Operations and Safety. Prior to Landair, he spent 18 years with Sears Logistics Services, where he served as Director of Logistics for the East Region and was a 3PL Procurement Manager and Regional Trainer/ISO Auditor. Massengill attended Walter State College, holds Six Sigma Green Belt certification, and is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

Tripp Grant

Chief Accounting Officer
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Tripp Grant

Tripp Grant

Chief Accounting Officer

Grant has served as Covenant’s principal accounting officer since August 2019. Previously, Grant worked at Chattem, Inc., from August 2007 to June 2019, during which time he served in the following roles: Director, Corporate Projects, Corporate Controller and Assistant Controller. Prior to Chattem, Grant served as a Senior Internal Auditor at Electric Power Board of Chattanooga, an electric power distribution and telecommunications company from January 2006 to August 2007, and a Senior Accountant at Neal, Scouten & McConnell, P.C. from August 2002 to January 2006. Grant holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Economics from Belmont University.

Lyndal Harper

Senior Vice President, Managed Transportation & Engineering
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Lyndal Harper

Lyndal Harper

Senior Vice President, Managed Transportation & Engineering

Harper joined Landair in 2012 and has leadership responsibility for the company’s freight management team (brokerage, managed transportation, and capacity management). Before joining Landair, he spent 8 years with Ryder where he held a variety of roles in fleet management, dedicated logistics management, and transportation management. Prior to that, Lyndal got his start in the industry by dispatching asphalt tanker drivers. Lyndal has a combined industry experience of 18 years. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Accounting Technology from ITT Technical Institute and is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

Joey Ballard

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Talent Management
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Joey Ballard

Joey Ballard

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Talent Management

Ballard joined Covenant in the summer of 2018 with the acquisition of Landair Holdings. After proving invaluable during the merger and realignment, she now holds the position of Senior Vice President of Enterprise Talent Management where she leads the efforts around driver recruiting, human resources, communications, and risk management. Prior to joining Covenant, Ballard was the Senior Director of Talent Acquisition for Landair Holdings. She also has a heart for her local community where she sits on the board for numerous organizations including the Greeneville Community Hospital, the YMCA and the Tusculum College of Business.

Jim Brower

Senior Vice President, Dedicated Operations
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Jim Brower

Jim Brower

Senior Vice President, Dedicated Operations

Billy Cartright

Senior Vice President, Dedicated Operations
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Billy Cartright

Billy Cartright

Senior Vice President, Dedicated Operations

George Yates

Senior Vice President of Brokerage
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George Yates

George Yates

Senior Vice President of Brokerage

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