Kelly has been in the delivery business since 1994, and in her current role, as CEO for Hackbarth Delivery Service, is responsible for strategy, leadership, growth and management of the company. She has held a variety of leadership positions, including most recently VP of Sales & COO. In her time with Hackbarth she helped orchestrate the evolution of the firm from an employee-based bank courier to that of a last mile, routed distribution and dedicated line haul carrier, growing the business from four locations to 25. An active member of her profession, Picard has been involved in the CLDA, ECA, HDMA, the Southeastern Warehouse Association, Mobile United, Leadership Mobile, Mobile Chamber of Commerce and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
Picard received her MBA from the Ohio State University with a concentration in leadership and her BA in International Politics and Spanish from Louisiana State University (LSU). In addition to industry organizations, Picard is heavily involved in local community activities, participating in St. Ignatius Church, Junior League of Mobile, L’Arche, America’s Distinguished Young Women, and St. Mary’s Home, where she has served on boards and advisory committees for many years. She and her husband Larry Picard have five children and live in Mobile, AL.