David Vander Ploeg

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David Vander Ploeg

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David Vander Ploeg

Mr. Vander Ploeg, 56, has served as a director of Swift since September 2009. He is the Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Vander Ploeg is the retired Executive Vice President and CFO of School Specialty, Inc. (“School Specialty”), where he served from April 2008 until December 31, 2013. In January 2013, School Specialty filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.  Prior to that role, Mr. Vander Ploeg spent 24 years at Schneider National, Inc., a provider of transportation and logistics services, and was Executive Vice President — CFO from 2004 until his departure in 2007. Prior to joining Schneider National, Inc., Mr. Vander Ploeg was a senior auditor for Arthur Andersen. Mr. Vander Ploeg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Mr. Vander Ploeg currently serves on the boards of directors of Energy Bank, Inc. and Bellin Psychiatric Hospital. He is a past board member at Dutchland Plastics and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Vander Ploeg’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his 24-year career at Schneider National, Inc., where he advanced through several positions of increasing responsibility and gained extensive experience in the transportation and logistics services industry. His involvement with a public company board at School Specialty also provides us with valuable insight on public company governance practices.