Arkansas Trucking Association

2021 AFC Fourth Quarter Meeting

  • Share:
Name: 2021 AFC Fourth Quarter Meeting
Date: December 7, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Register for the fourth quarter meeting of the Arkansas Trucking Association Accounting & Finance Council at ABF Freight, 3801 Old Greenwood Road, Fort Smith, Ark., on December 7 at 10:00 am.

The safety of our guests is our highest priority. Our host requires attendees to wear face coverings, and we encourage everyone to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations before attending meetings to protect our community.

Sponsored by

The meeting will be held at 10:00 am, and lunch will be served while attendees network with other accounting professionals in a workshop-style setting.

Participants will
  • receive an overview of current market and hiring trends
  • discuss employee retention strategies
  • review results of 2021 Trucking Benchmarking Survey
  • discuss best human resource practices as it relates to COVID-19
Participants will earn 3.0 CPE credits.  
In order to be awarded the full credit hours, you must be present, register your attendance and departure on provided attendance sheets at registration desk.

Fields of Study: CPE Personnel/Human Resources
Prerequisites: No prerequisites required
Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic 
Delivery Method: Group Live

Session 1: 2021 Hiring Trends and Retention Report
Presented by Stephanie Shine, Robert Half
(CPE Personnel/Human Resources - 1 credit)

In this session, Stephanie Shine, vice president and director of permanent placement at Robert Half, will provide an overview of the current market, hiring trends and in demand roles. She’ll also talk retention strategies to help retain top talent in your organization.

Stephanie Shine is vice president and director of permanent placement services in Arkansas for Robert Half Finance & Accounting for the Little Rock and Fayetteville offices. She manages a team of recruiting professionals and also provides strategic staffing advice to clients and job seekers regarding hiring and compensation trends in the market. Shine holds a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration in management from Missouri State University.

Shine holds board seats on the Rotary Club of Little Rock Afterhours and is the Charter President of the Club, Accounting & Finance Women’s Alliance and IMA. She has been recognized in Arkansas Business’ 20 in Their 20s, Leadership Little Rock Alum-Class XXX, Soiree Woman to Watch, as well as featured in the Executive Spotlight in Arkansas Business. She has been recognized as a top performer at Robert Half for eight onsecutive years and is a 7.5 Million Dollar Milestone Achiever with the company.  

Session 2: Employee Benefits Benchmarking
Presented by Jamie Bishop and Jill Lange, Cottingham & Butler
(CPE Personnel/Human Resources - 1 credit)

Each year, Cottingham & Butler conducts an annual benefits and compensation survey for the trucking industry. Hear the results of the 2021 Trucking Benchmark Survey and gain insight on driver compensation, bonus structures, non-driver compensation and benefit packages.

As vice president in the employee benefits division, Jamie Bishop works in conjunction with clients to develop and implement short term and long term strategies for their employee benefits programs. Bishop has been with Cottingham & Butler since 1997 and has been working in the employee benefits division since 1998. She enjoys the opportunity to work directly with her clients and in the marketplace. Prior to joining Cottingham & Butler, Bishop worked as the director of marketing at an OEM Company and as a marketing manager for a collectable toy company.

Outside of the office, Bishop enjoys spending time with her family, her horse hobby and a number of outdoor activities.

Jill Lange is an account executive in the employee benefits consulting practice at Cottingham & Butler and has been with the organization for three years. Currently, Lange leads her experienced team on providing solutions for employers in the areas of cost-containment strategies, creating HR efficiencies, compliance needs, alternate funding methods and much more. Lange’s top priorities include new business development and overseeing the relationships with existing clients in helping to build strategic employee benefits programs.

Outside of the office, Lange enjoys spending time with her family and German Shepherd Willie. She has spent the majority of her life living between Iowa, and Wisconsin, and enjoys getting to travel as much as possible.

Session 3: HR Policies: Vaccines, Masks and More
Presented by Greg Northen, Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus
(CPE Personnel/Human Resources - 1 credit)

Mandate requirements are continuing to evolve for employers in efforts to fight the pandemic. Greg Northen, director at Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, will share best practices on how to navigate these current HR challenges.

Greg Northen is a director in Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.’s Little Rock office. His practice areas include labor and employment defense, wage and hour, public housing (HUD) compliance, and business litigation. Northen’s experience includes practicing before federal and state courts in Arkansas, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and various federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division and Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.  He also assists clients with drafting and implementing up-to-date policies, procedures, and training materials for various labor and employment issues.

Northen currently serves as a representative to the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates and has previously served as the District Representative to the ABA's Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD) Council on behalf of Arkansas and Oklahoma. He has also served as a chair of the ABA YLD’s Labor & Employment Committee in addition to various appointed positions with the Arkansas Bar Association including past-Chair of the Young Lawyers’ Section.  Greg is the chair-elect of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Arkansas Board of Directors, a past-president of the Maumelle Chamber of Commerce, and has been named a “Rising Star” by Mid-South Super Lawyers each year since 2014. He is a graduate of Harding University and the University of Arkansas School of Law.  

To reserve your spot, RSVP by Friday, December 3.

ABF Freight
3801 Old Greenwood Road
Fort Smith, Ark.
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, December 7
10 am - 2 pm
Contact Information:
Katie Thomason
In order to provide proper accommodations, we must guarantee a headcount in advance.
  • For ATA members who submit their meeting registration by the deadline and attend the meeting, there is no fee.
  • ATA members who attend without registering or register but do not attend will be charged $25.
  • Out of courtesy, if you decide to attend after the registration deadline, please contact the ATA office.
  • ATA welcomes guests and non-members to Council meetings for $50.
Refunds and Cancellations:
Deadline to register is Friday, December 3. For more information regarding administrative policies such as refunds and/or complaints, please contact our office at 501-372-3462 or send an email.
Set a Reminder:
Enter your email address below to receive a reminder message.

Contact Us

Arkansas Trucking Association
PO Box 3476 (72203)
1401 West Capitol Ave.
Suite 185
Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 372-3462 | Phone
(501) 376-1810 | Fax

Our Mission

  • PROTECT the collective interests of trucking companies in the political and regulatory arenas.
  • PROMOTE the dynamics of trucking so that people have a better understanding of the link between America's primary freight delivery system and the standard of living they enjoy.
  • SERVE our members to help them to grow their business and their profits
You are here: Home 2021 AFC Fourth Quarter Meeting