U.S. Xpress Enterprises’ new president of dedicated is Julie Van de Kamp, an internal hire who has advanced through various leadership roles in her 15-plus years with the company.
The company promoted her last week from senior vice president of customer experience, U.S. Xpress told Transport Dive in an email. She’ll lead a division that services some of the nation’s largest retailers.
“Over the past 15 years here at U.S. Xpress, Julie has honed her leadership, sales, and operations skills,” President and CEO Eric Fuller said in an internal message to employees shared with Transport Dive, lauding her “proven track record of building high-performing teams and delivering excellent results.”
Van de Kamp also previously served key positions in business development, pricing and sales.
She’ll report to Justin Harness, president of its Highway Services division, part of an organizational structure that “supports our broader enterprise strategy,” Fuller said in the announcement.
Van de Kamp takes over the post from Brandon Danneffel, who served the role for less than a year. He left the company for Indiana-based recreational vehicle manufacturer Newmar, according to his LinkedIn page.
Danneffel was senior vice president of brokerage when a realignment thrust him into the role of president of dedicated. The realignment came with layoffs of up to 10% of its workforce and an annual savings plan that could cut $28 million yearly.
U.S. Xpress is conducting an external search and also is considering internal candidates to fill Van de Kamp’s previous position.
Correction: In a previous version of this article, a reference to U.S. Xpress was misspelled.