WLX | WLE’s Tori Blake Named 2023 Kansas City Business Journal CFO of the Year Award Recipient : R&R Family of Companies

WLX | WLE’s Tori Blake Named 2023 Kansas City Business Journal CFO of the Year Award Recipient

06-27-2023

WLX | WLE and The R&R Express Family of Companies are proud to announce that Tori Blake, WLX | WLE’s Chief Financial Officer, is an honoree of Kansas City Business Journal’s 2023 CFO of the Year awards. Blake joins a distinguished group of fourteen financial officers from various companies across the Kansas City metro area who demonstrate exceptional leadership in navigating economic challenges and fostering growth.

The annual CFO of the Year awards program, organized by Kansas City Business Journal, recognizes finance professionals who exhibit remarkable resilience, strategic acumen, and unwavering dedication to their companies and the local business community. Tori Blake's inclusion among this select group is a testament to her exceptional contributions and invaluable role at WLX | WLE and to the Kansas City community.

Blake’s expertise and proficiency as a CFO have been instrumental in steering WLX | WLE to a 78% increase in revenue from 2021 to 2022. Her ability to wear multiple hats and draw from a wealth of experience propelled the company to achieve this remarkable fiscal growth.

President of WLX | WLE, Sonny Catlett, expresses his admiration for Blake’s recognition, stating, "Kansas City is home to many industry titans in the logistics space. For Tori to be acknowledged as a leader within our industry and among her esteemed peers is a tremendous honor. As a CFO in a mid-sized company, Tori's multifaceted skills have played a vital role in driving our organization to achieve unprecedented outcomes."

WLX | WLE and The R&R Express Family of Companies extend their heartfelt congratulations to Tori Blake on this well-deserved recognition. The companies recognize and appreciate Tori's exceptional contributions and outstanding commitment each day, and it is remarkable for her efforts to be acknowledged by the broader Kansas City community.

The winners of Kansas City Business Journal’s 2023 CFO of the Year awards will be celebrated at an awards event taking place on July 27, 2023.

ABOUT WLX | WLE
SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS FROM THE HEART OF AMERICA – WLX | WLE is an asset-backed supply chain management organization with deep-seated heartland values. Our word is our bond. Integrity is at the root of every decision we make. We always put our customer commitments in front of everything else. This commitment to the customer and innovative solution design is why WLE is one of the fastest growing supply chain managers in the country. WLE and customers are supported by WLX, our asset-based company with dedicated tractors, trailers and driver capacity, direct contact to dispatchers handling shipments, and 24/7 real-time tracking through our state-of-the-art electronic logging technology. Learn more at: wlxtrans.com. WLX | WLE are part of the R&R Express Family of Companies.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Elisa Krakowski
marketing@shiprrexp.com

Tori Blake Named 2023 Kansas City Business Journal CFO of the Year Award Recipient

About the R&R Family of Companies

The R&R Family of Companies is an asset-based company with a global network of partnerships. We are proud to offer a full array of logistics and supply chain solutions, including freight brokerage, managed transportation, expedited, project logistics and supply chain management, as well as a variety of shipping modes that include truckload, LTL, heavy haul/specialized and more.

Media Contact:

Elisa Krakowski
Director, Marketing
R&R Family of Companies
100 Commerce Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
elisak@shiprrexp.com
1-800-223-8973

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