Kelly Picard has been in the delivery business since 1994, and in her current role, as CEO, is responsible for strategy, leadership, growth and management of the company. She has held a variety of leadership positions, including VP of Sales & COO, in addition to working in all facets of the operations, from driver to dispatcher to terminal manager. In her time with Hackbarth she helped orchestrate the evolution of the firm from an employee-based bank courier, to that of a final mile, routed distribution and dedicated line haul carrier, growing the business from 4 locations to 40. She has been active in the CLDA for many years and has served on the board since 2014.
Picard received her MBA from The Ohio State University with a concentration in leadership and a BA in International Politics and Spanish from Louisiana State University (LSU).
In addition to industry organizations, Kelly has coached her daughters’ volleyball teams and is active in local charitable and community organizations. She and her husband Larry Picard have six children and live in Mobile, AL.