Kay Palmer is Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., a 3.3 billion dollar transportation and logistics company with operations throughout North America. J. B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is named as one of Fortune Magazine’s “Most Admired Companies”, ranks near the top of Forbes Magazine’s “Best Managed Companies”, and has been highly ranked by the Wall Street Journal as a “Top Performing Stock” for the past 5 years. J. B. Hunt’s Information Technology Department is responsible for selecting and implementing technical solutions that improve internal operations, optimize supply chains, and provide better distribution solutions to our customers. The IT team is made up of approximately 360 people servicing over 16,000 employees and supporting approximately 300 remote sites. Kay graduated Magna cum Laude from Harding University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree. Following graduation, Kay worked for EDS designing and developing insurance systems. Kay began her career with J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., in 1988. After six years with the company, she was promoted to Vice President of Applications. Kay assumed the CIO role in early 1999 and was promoted to EVP the following year. J B Hunt’s IT department has received numerous technical recognitions from Computer World, Network World and Information Week and has made Computerworld’s list of “Top Place to Work in IT” for the past 8 years. Recent awards include recognition from Network World for two projects honored with the “All Star Project Award” and a “Top 12 Best in Class” for the PACE Project. Locally, Kay has received recognition as one of the Top 100 Women in Arkansas and the Top 40 Under 40 Award. She also received the 2005 Outstanding Champion Award from the Network of Executive Woman and was named on Computerworld’s 2005 list of “Premiere 100 Top IT Leaders”. Kay serves on the Board of Directors for the Information Technology Research Institute at the University of Arkansas, Northwest Arkansas Community College, and for the Northwest Arkansas Museum Board.