The Mission of the Emerging Leaders in Transportation (ELIT) is to further the professional development of its membership through education, mentorship, and leadership opportunities while continuing to grow and develop the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association membership.


  • Rising stars in transportation for training and visibility within the WMCA
  • Individuals nominated by a WMCA board member or existing ELIT member


  • ELIT members may sit in on board meetings for networking and learning opportunities; present report at each board meeting and remind them to nominate new members
  • Hold member-only networking events in tandem with WMCA board meetings and other events
  • ELIT group roundtables
  • Champion the cause of getting more people in the industry and an imaging campaign around opportunities in transportation
  • Train on topics on the “need-to-knows” of the industry and the association, in person or through targeted Webinars
  • Receive Orientation to legislation and lobbying at the state and federal level
  • Provide Quarterly updates on industry changes and news
  • Engage in educational topics on safety, leadership skills, technology & social media, etc.


Susan Jaske – Chair, Fairway Transit
Charles Fry – Vice Chair, Robert W. Baird and Company



Andrew Christman McCoy Leavitt Laskey Waukesha WI
Michael Wolfe Great Lakes Trucking Manitowoc WI
Matthew Kromrie Chippewa Valley Tech College Eau Claire WI
Christopher Schmidt Baker Tilly Virchow Krause Appleton WI
Gary Rosche Johnsonville Trucking Sheboygan Falls WI
Chris Tanke HNI Risk Services New Berlin WI
Susan Jaske Fairway Transit Pewaukee WI
Peggy Siebert LCL Bulk Transport Green Bay WI
Walker Raschke Trans Lease, Inc Madison WI
Kevin Mullen Ashley Distribution Services Arcadia WI
Mandi Hinrichs FLASH Green Lake WI
Melissa Rae Vitense Midwest Refrigerated Milwaukee WI
Krista Laufer Laufer Trucking, Inc. Hartford WI
Mike Spalla Kunkel & Associates Madison WI
Charles Fry RW Baird Milwaukee  WI
Rick Vojtisek CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Racine WI
Michael Schwersenska Brakebush Transportation, Inc Westfield WI
Mike Hammond RGL Logistics Green Bay WI
Scott DeRosier Wisconsin Nationwide Two Rivers WI
Michael Murphy Triumph Transport, Inc. Cudahy WI
Shawn  Williams Duplainville Transport Inc Sussex WI
Libby Block V & H, Inc. Marshfield WI
Karie Matthias Schenck SC Appleton WI
Nathan Logan Schenck SC Fond du Lac WI