We are pleased to announce Werner’s Board of Directors has appointed Chris Wikoff as our Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, following an extensive search and interview process. Chris will join Werner and assume the CFO role on April 18. He will succeed John Steele, who previously announced his retirement plans last August.
Chris brings more than 20 years of comprehensive financial leadership with public and privately-owned multinational companies, including West Technology group (formerly Intrado) and CommScope.
“I am excited to welcome Chris to Werner,” said Derek Leathers, Werner’s Chairman, President & CEO. “An accomplished and strategic finance leader with a growth mindset, Chris shares our company values. He has substantial experience in technology, operational process, treasury and investor relations. I am eager to have Chris on board, bringing to bear his expertise, strategy and vision to help move Werner forward.”
Chris was born and raised in Omaha. Since 2016, he and his wife, Jody, have called Omaha their home. They have two adult sons, Tyler (25) and Blaine (22).
“We searched far and wide to identify the right financial leader and we were pleasantly surprised to find the best candidate in our backyard,” Derek continued.
To ensure a seamless transition, John will continue to work full-time through the end of June to support Chris in his new role.
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