Randy Cornell

Randy Cornell

Randy Cornell is CFI’s vice president of maintenance and asset management. He manages the company’s equipment maintenance, asset procurement, Road Service and all facilities maintenance. Cornell joined the company in 1985 as an over-the-road driver has moved on to a variety of positions throughout the organization including fleet manager, claims manager, director of safety, director of maintenance and vice president of safety. Be sure to stop and visit Randy next time you are in Joplin.


Dr. Dennis Estep

Dennis Estep, DO, MPH, FACOEM, is the medical director at Freeman OccuMed in Joplin, Mo. Freeman OccuMed, a service of Freeman Health System, partners with local businesses to find cost-effective solutions to keep employees healthy and productive.


Gretchen Jackson

Gretchen Jackson has been with CFI for more than two decades, rising up through the ranks from her role as file clerk in 1991 to become manager of recruiting in 2005. Colleagues describe her as real, honest, fair and a great asset to the company. She does not sacrifice quantity of drivers for quality in her recruitment efforts as safety is paramount to the company and inextricably tied to its success. Jackson and her staff are responsible for hiring all drivers, students and owner operators. Jackson is considered a role model for the employees in her department and consistently strives for excellence in every project she takes on — those both within and outside of her defined job description.

Bert Johnson

Bert Johnson

Bert Johnson is vice president of Human Resources for CFI. In his role, Johnson is responsible for multiple departments including Safety, Recruiting, Communications, Driver Advocate as well as Human Resources. He is accountable for the leadership and oversight for all department functions to maximize growth and profitability. The scope of Johnson’s responsibility includes an emphasis on retention while promoting an ethical and safe environment. Joining CFI in 1998, he has experience across multiple business units. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Silvia Angér

Silvia Angér joined CFI in 1997, starting in Marketing/Revenue Management followed by the Credit Department. She currently serves as executive assistant to our President Tim Staroba, VP of HR Bert Johnson and VP of Finance Mary Cervin. Silvia assists with cataloguing and disbursement of the questions and answers for social as well as Your Voice is Heard.  Her fluency in both Spanish and English makes her a critical part of our communications department. Silvia attained her Sociology degree from Missouri State University located in Joplin, Missouri.  Silvia inspires her colleagues to maintain a steady routine of physical activity by setting the example in faithful attendance to CFI’s gymnasium.

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Lakin Larimore

Lakin joined the CFI team in February 2015 and is Communications Editor. She plays an important role in social media and internal publications like Drive Line to keep drivers engaged and informed. Lakin is a valuable asset to the team and hopes the blog is a useful resource for drivers and inspires them to live a healthier lifestyle. She attained her degree in Mass Communications from Missouri Southern State University located in Joplin, Missouri. She enjoys talking to drivers and sharing their story using all avenues of communication.


Katlin Owens

Katlin is communications coordinator senior for CFI. In contact daily with drivers, executives, recruiters and other CFI employees, she is a valuable resource for Steering Your Health. Joining the team in 2012, Katlin hopes the blog inspires drivers to be healthier on the road, keep safety top-of-mind, and encourages them to share their own stories. Owens earned a Bachelor of the Arts in both Public Relations and Spanish from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Have a topic you would like to see addressed on the blog? Let her know by visiting our contact section.