Founder, President and CEO
Gloria Hudson founded Interstate Transport in 2002, after recognizing the need for transportation providers in the horticulture industry. After selling her previous company, Interstate Plant and Tree to John Deere Landscapes (a division of the Fortune 100 Deere and Company), Gloria focused all her efforts into Interstate Transport.
As President and CEO, Gloria oversees strategic initiatives and cross department integration. She credits a seasoned executive team and long-tenured staff as the keys to Interstate's success. Gloria holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an advanced track in Business Management. As a former literacy volunteer, foster mother and now adoptive mother, Gloria is active in her community.
Vice President, Director and Shareholder
Zach Aufmann leads all aspects of customer and carrier sales as Vice President, Director and Shareholder. This includes customer account management and carrier procurement. Zach’s dynamic leadership has directly driven growth of new accounts while cultivating and fostering organic growth with the existing customer base. Prior to joining Interstate Transport in 2005, he held the position of Carrier Sales Representative at C.H. Robinson.
Through Big Brothers Big Sisters, Zach is a community mentor as well as a school-based mentor. He has been committed to the program since 2008. A native of Schaumburg IL, Zach graduated from Western Illinois University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies with minors in Recreation Parks Tourism Administration & Marketing.
George Hodgson joined Interstate Transport in 2019, bringing over 40 years of technology experience to the team. George oversees the technology areas that Interstate Transport employs, from the Transportation Management System (TMS) to all of the applications that it integrates with. Before joining Interstate Transport, George worked in many diverse industries such as mobile applications in retail, car restoration markets, office supplies, direct marketers and medical manufacturers.
George has several hobbies outside of Interstate, which includes cycling and aviation. He is also involved with several charitable organizations, most notably Remember, Honor, Support.
IT Network Manager
Robert Bedinghaus is no stranger to Information Technology having spent 15 years as a IT Manager and a systems administrator where he implemented many IT systems including phone, data, network infrastructure, mail servers and remote office access. Before joining Interstate Transport in 2004, Robert worked for 5 years for a diverse range of organizations, including Total Tech and Omnicopy. In this role, Robert was responsible for building and installing computer systems, repairing electronic circuits, and servicing coin-op copiers.
Accounting Supervisor and Controller
Colleen Kearney was born and raised in St. Petersburg, FL. She started her career with Interstate Transport in 2004 as the receptionist. She worked her way up through the company by accepting any challenge that was presented to her and has worked in almost every department. As the Admin and Billing Supervisor, she manages the team that is responsible for proof of delivery verification, accounts payable and receivable and administrative support. Her background in education and massage therapy has provided her with excellent communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills. Interstate Transport has relied on Colleen to restructure many of our processes to improve efficiency and cash flow. When not at work, Colleen can be found watching her son play sports, spending time with family and tending to her chickens and dogs with her husband.
Carrier Services Supervisor
Corey Arrington joined the Interstate Transport family in 2012 and is now a Customer & Carrier Dispatch Supervisor, reporting to Zach Aufmann COO.
Corey oversees all aspects of the Customer and Carrier Department, including customer account management, carrier procurement, tracking and tracing of loads from pick-up to delivery, and mentoring fellow dispatchers.
Corey was born in Novi, MI and moved to Florida in 2003 to attend University of South Florida. There he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. Out of college, Corey went into the Education profession, teaching 6-8th grade Math and Reading. In 2012, he decided to move into the Logistics Industry. When not at work, Corey enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.