Mar 17, 2021

Leadership Spotlight: Cassidy Cunningham

Cassidy Cunningham is one of Roadrunner Freight’s leading women. As the Director of Administrative Compliance, she touches both the finance and operations teams working on special projects, is a leader of our AR team, and supports some of our larger corporate accounts.

Finding Her Way to Roadrunner Freight

Cassidy has been an integral part of the Roadrunner Freight team for five years. Before making her way to Roadrunner Freight, she developed a deep understanding of the transportation industry at FedEx. She began her career in the industry as an internal audit intern with FedEx and quickly grew her expertise and expanded her experience in all functions of the business. This gave her a well-rounded understanding of the transportation business as a whole and all the interworking parts it entails.

Cassidy was offered a leadership role with FedEx Freight Canada that moved her from Memphis up north to Toronto where she would be responsible for all strategic operational support and back-office functions for the Canadian operation. Aside from strong professional growth, this move gave Cassidy the opportunity to travel across Canada and learn about our northern neighbors.

After spending some time in Canada, Cassidy was ready to make her way back home to the United States. It was at this time she connected with Roadrunner Freight. Her industry experience, keen sense for problem solving, focus on the customer experience and her understanding of how technology drives improvement throughout all operations has made her an incredible asset to the Roadrunner Freight team.

“What makes Roadrunner Freight different from the rest,” says Cassidy, “is the ability to command and immediately effect change for team members and customers. We are nimble enough to effect change quickly here.”

Leadership Skills

When it comes to leading her team, Cassidy places a high value on being trustworthy and leading by example with integrity and transparency. Her main goal as a leader is to ensure her team members have confidence in themselves and the overall mission.

Cassidy notes that flexibility, listening and being pragmatic in your thinking are essential to making it in this industry.

In her time with Roadrunner Freight, Cassidy’s most proud accomplishment is being able to see those who have worked with her and for her develop professionally. She is passionate about being a mentor and resource and is always happy to help others through any roadblocks in their development to ensure they experience the growth they are striving for. We are very grateful to have such an inspiring, strategic thinker on our team!