As Director of HR Compliance at J.B. Hunt – one of the largest surface transportation, delivery, and logistics companies in North America – Mark Jostad oversees all aspects of compliance with labor and employment laws and regulations. This includes maintenance of employee policies, delivery of preventive training for managers, and monitoring internal human resources procedures. In addition, Mark is responsible for OFCCP compliance that includes affirmative action planning, maintenance of reporting systems, and collaboration with talent acquisition staff on outreach strategies. Prior to joining J.B. Hunt in 2008, Mark worked in a variety of compliance roles at Tyson Foods. In addition to his service on the board of Disability:IN Arkansas, Mark currently serves on the board of DirectEmployers Association and the Arkansas Chapter of Industry Liaison Group.
Juli Nelson is a District Manager with TJ Maxx in Arkansas. She is passionate about making associates feel welcome, valued and engaged, while fostering a more inclusive workplace. Juli advocates building and encouraging people of different abilities working with workforce development to open doors of opportunities. Juli is on the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Disability:IN. Juli embraces the commitment in building an inclusive workplace where all Associates feel welcome to the organization, valued for their contributions, and engaged with the business. Juli enjoys the treasure hunt of TJ Maxx and outside of work, she enjoys vintage shopping at flea markets and antique shops. She and her husband reside in Maumelle, Arkansas.
Derwin Davis began his railroad career with the Kansas City Southern Railroad in 1995 and served for 7 years as a Train Conductor, Yardmaster, Trainmaster, and Designated Supervisor or Remote Control Operations. Derwin departed Kansas Southern and joined Union Pacific Railroad in 2003 where he has served as a Train Conductor, Peer Instructor, Yardmaster, Technical Training Instructor, Senior Instructor, Technical Training Manager , and Senior Recruiter. He currently serves as a member and former chapter president for the North Little Rock Chapter – Black Employee Network, LEAD (Advisory Board) , and member of UP TIES, Latino Network, UP VETS, EASE, AERO, CONAH, and BRIDGES employee resource groups. Derwin’s hobbies are serving the community, cooking barbeque, and spending time with family and friends.
Jon Taylor is the Store Manager at Marshalls in Little Rock. He is currently the Co-Chair for both Disability: IN Arkansas and the Arkansas State Rehabilitation Council. Jon is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Leadership Award for his work promoting inclusion of Arkansas with disabilities into the workplace and community. He lives in Conway.