Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> January 8, 2001
J. Dawson Cunningham – Roadway Express Inc (road)
J. DAWSON CUNNINGHAM is Executive Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer for Roadway Corporation. He held the same
position for Roadway Express, Inc., from March 1998 until Roadway
Corporation was formed as a holding company on May 30, 2001. Mr.
Cunningham previously served as Vice President of Finance and
Administration and Treasurer for Roadway Express. Prior to
joining Roadway's management team, he held the position of Vice
President and Controller of Roadway Services. Prior to joining
Roadway in 1985, Mr. Cunningham was a Partner in the
international accounting firm of Ernst & Whinney, focusing on
auditing and consulting in the motor carrier and healthcare
industries. Mr. Cunningham is a member of the American Institute
of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified
Public Accountants. He participates on the American Trucking
Associations' National Accounting and Finance Council, the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce Logistics Council and is a Trustee for
various multi-employer benefit plans. He also serves as Chairman
of the Board of Trustees for Akron General Health System. Mr.
Cunningham is a graduate of Mount Union College and is a
Certified Public Accountant. Profile
TWST: Could you give us a brief overview of Roadway Express?
Mr. Cunningham: The company was founded in 1930 and has been
headquartered in Akron, Ohio, its entire existence. It has