Amanda Thompson

Chief People Officer at U.S. Xpress

About

Amanda Thompson is the Chief People Officer at U.S. Xpress. Amanda has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources. Amanda started their career as an HR Assistant Manager at Synthetic Industries Corporation, a leading manufacturer of carpet backing with over 1,400 employees. In this role, they managed, directed and evaluated organization programs related to recruitment, development and retention of teammates. Amanda was also responsible for monitoring company employee benefits and compensation programs, safety programs and workers compensation programs. Amanda then transitioned to Capitol USA, LLC as their Human Resource Manager where they were responsible for all aspects of human resources for this company with over 2,000 employees. In this role, they were responsible for recruitment, benefits administration, employee relations, training and development, and policy implementation.


In May 2004, Amanda became the Chief People Officer at U.S. Xpress where they are responsible for all aspects of human resources for this company with over 10,000 employees. In this role, they are responsible for recruitment, benefits administration, employee relations, training and development, and policy implementation. Amanda has been instrumental in helping U.S. Xpress transition to a lean manufacturing company through their cellular manufacturing efforts. Amanda has also helped to promote positive teammate relations throughout the company by administering policies fairly and dealing with issues effectively and reasonably.


Amanda Thompson has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Human Resources Management from Bryan College. Amanda is certified in Chattanooga Leadership from the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. Amanda also has College for Advanced Management of Health Benefits Certification, Compensation Management Certification, Corporate Training Certification, and Diversity in Human Resource Certification.


Their manager is Eric Fuller, President & CEO. They are on a team with Robert Pischke - Chief Information Officer, Justin Harness - President, Dedicated Operations, and Jake Lawson - Chief Commercial Officer.

Timeline

  • Chief People Officer

    Current role

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