Christopher B. Lofgren, Ph.D.

Chairman and CEO

Christopher B. Lofgren, Ph.D.

Dr.Lofgren currently serves as Past Chairman of the Board for the US Chamber of Commerce, where he has been a director since 2011, most recently serving as Chairman from 2020 to 2022. He also serves on the board of directors of New Vista Acquisition Corporation (NVSAU), a newly formed special purpose acquisition corporation (SPAC) focusing on aerospace, air mobility, and logistics technologies. He recently joined the board of Redwood Logistics, a private company owned by AEA Investors. In 2020, Dr. Lofgren was nominated to the board of governors of the Montana State University Alumni Association.

He retired in 2019 from Schneider National, Inc. (SNDR), a premiere provider of transportation and logistics services, where he served as president and chief executive officer for seventeen years. Dr. Lofgren was the first non-family CEO of the company, founded in 1935, and led the initial public offering in 2017. Before becoming CEO, Chris served as chief operating officer for the corporation, president of their logistics sector, and chief information officer. He started with the company in 1994 as vice president of engineering and systems for the logistics business. His career at Schneider was marked by advancing the development and integration of technology, as well as application of data analytics and optimization technologies, to enhance business performance.

Before Schneider, Chris held positions at Symantec Corporation, where he led software engineering at one of their divisions; Motorola, Inc., at their corporate manufacturing research center; and CAPS Logistics, running business development and client services for bespoke optimization software applications in the logistics industry.

Dr. Lofgren also served on the board of directors of: International Money Express (IMXI) a publicly traded fintech company focused on the remittance industry (2019 to 2021); and, CA Technologies (CA), a publicly traded enterprise software company (2005 to 2018); and the American Trucking Association (2005 to 2013). He has also served on numerous boards of not-for-profit organizations in Green Bay, WI, where Schneider National was headquartered.

He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in industrial and management engineering from Montana State University, and a doctorate in industrial and systems engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology. In October of 2009, Dr. Lofgren was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering.