Knight-Swift CEO Dave Jackson leaves

  • After about nine years in the position
  • Praise, thanks and good wishes for Jackson
  • Adam Miller taking over
  • Jackson kept it short and said 58 words

(exechange) — Phoenix, Arizona, February 27, 2024 — Dave Jackson, chief executive of Knight-Swift, leaves his position. As announced by Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. in a news release on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, David A. (Dave) Jackson leaves his post as chief executive officer at the freight transportation company, after about nine years in the role, effective immediately.

Generally speaking, it raises questions when a CEO leaves his post abruptly.

Dave Jackson’s duties as CEO will be taken over by Adam Miller, most recently Chief Financial Officer at Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc.

“Time for a change”

The management change is explained as follows. David Jackson stated: “After nearly 24 years at Knight-Swift, it is time for a change and for the next generation to take the baton.”

Precise information regarding Dave Jackson’s future plans was not immediately available.

“Stepped down”

Knight-Swift said: “David Jackson has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors following a successful nine years as CEO and 13 years as President.”

Share price increase since February 2019

The announcement follows an increase in Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc.’s share price of 79% since February 2019.

In the position of CEO since 2015

Dave Jackson became CEO of the Company in 2015.

Jackson has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Knight and Knight-Swift, and a member of the board of directors of Knight since January 2015.

He has served as the President of Knight and Knight-Swift, since February 2011.

Jackson previously served as Knight’s Chief Financial Officer from 2004 until 2012.

He has been with Knight since 2000.

Jackson served as Knight’s Treasurer from 2006 to 2011 and Knight’s Secretary from 2007 to 2011.

Prior to his appointment as the CFO, Jackson served in several positions at Knight between 2000 and 2004.

Jackson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Global Business from Arizona State University.

58 words by Dave Jackson

In the release announcing his departure as CEO of Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc., Dave Jackson received praise, thanks and good wishes.

In announcing his departure, Dave Jackson kept it short and said 58 words.

“I look forward to my next chapter”

Dave Jackson stated: “After nearly 24 years at Knight-Swift, it is time for a change and for the next generation to take the baton. Adam and Andrew are ready, the timing is right, the company is well positioned, and they have my full support. I look forward to my next chapter and to continuing to make a difference in the community.”

The above text is an excerpt from the exechange report 10.2024 ($), publication date March 4, 2024.