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240 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine TRANSPORTATION Since she was a young girl, Susie K. Whitney was involved in the trucking business. Influenced by her father, who ran a trucking company, she desired to follow in her family’s footsteps and establish her own business when she got older. Working for several trucking companies early on in her career, she then served in the personnel department for St. Francis Hospital. She then went on to work at Primewood Transportation, DTL Transport, before becoming a broker agent for Midnite Express in 1996. She remained in that role until 2008 when she started SMJ Freight Solutions LLC, where she now serves as president, owner and chief executive officer. Ms. Whitney attributes her success to her honesty and always admitting to her mistakes, taking accountability for her actions with stride. She has always considered herself an individual who can handle the truth, and she has leveraged this ability to propel herself forward in her professional career. To remain abreast of developments in the field, Ms. Whitney maintains membership with several organizations. She is a member of the Transportation Club, and also serves as a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, where she is also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. Additionally, she is affiliated with the Order of the Eastern Star and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, for whom she has been a member for more than 40 years. As a testament to her resounding success in the industry, Ms. Whitney has accrued a plethora of accolades. Among these, she was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women in North Dakota in 2010 and 2011. Married to her husband William since 2005, she has four sons and one stepdaughter. Additionally, she has eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Looking toward the future, she intends to ease into a well-deserved retirement while having her son take over the trucking business. SUSIE K. WHITNEY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, PRESIDENT, OWNER SMJ Freight Solutions LLC Wahpeton, ND