Bennett Family of Companies Awarded 2024 Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) Purpose Award for Community Based Initiatives

MCDONOUGH, GEORGIA (May 13, 2024) – The Bennett Family of Companies was recognized for its year-round efforts to support Wreaths Across America and strategically use their involvement to support its sales and marketing initiatives. During a Virtual Awards program on April 25, Bennett and The Taylor Family Foundation were one of five winners announced for the prestigious Purpose Award by the Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA).  

As a trade non-profit, TMSA takes pride in showcasing those in the industry that go above and beyond to give back.

The Purpose Award recognizes the top five companies that exceed their typical responsibilities by making a positive impact on their communities locally, within the transportation/logistics industry and/or environmentally. This award recognizes companies who give back to the community and support sustainability initiatives.

“The coordinated and kind efforts the Bennett Family of Companies exhibits with its support of Wreaths Across America is truly inspiring. Creating year-round initiatives to be able to then fully cover all 20,500 grave sites annually at Andersonville National Cemetery is no small feat. We are proud to have Bennett as a member of TMSA and to have the privilege of presenting them with the TMSA Purpose Award this year.”

Jennifer Karpus-Romain, Executive Director of the Transportation Marketing & Sales Association
View the video above to watch Kris Rzepkowski, Marketing and Communications Vice President at Bennett Family of Companies, accept the 2024 Purpose Award from Courtney Keegan, Recognition Chair and Jennifer Karpus-Romain, Executive Director at TMSA.

Since 2017, Bennett has increased its involvement with Wreaths Across America (WAA) and was recently named the second largest fund-raising organization for Wreaths in the country.

“Under the leadership of Lee Gentry, Executive Vice President of Bennett Family of Companies and WAA captain, Wreaths Across America has thrived in Georgia with their leadership and commitment. I have helped position these efforts as a key branding initiative for the Bennett Family of Companies because it aligns so well with our Core Value of Patriotism. The good-will that these efforts generate during driver recruiting and customer pitches is a benefit of us going all-in on the mission to Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve and Teach the next generation the value of freedom.”

Kris Rzepkowski, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Bennett Family of Companies
View the above video presentation explaining the passion, importance and impact of Bennett’s Wreaths Across American involvement.

Join Bennett this year at the Andersonville National Cemetery for National Wreaths Across America Day on December 14, 2024.

About Bennett Family of Companies
The Bennett Family of Companies, based in McDonough, GA, is a woman-owned enterprise and holds Women’s Enterprise Business Council (WBENC) certification. Renowned for its diversified transportation and logistics solutions, the Bennett Family of Companies operates through its 14 affiliated operating entities, delivering integrated transportation and supply chain management solutions worldwide. With a vast network comprising 4,625 drivers/owner-operators, over 1,000 employees, and 600 agents spread across the United States, Bennett is a cornerstone of the transportation industry.

About Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA)
TMSA is the only association dedicated to advancing the success of marketing and sales professionals in all modes of the commercial freight transportation market. From president and vice president to manager, director and coordinator, members are at all levels and represent all market segments including motor carriers, 3PLs, railroads, air carriers, ocean lines, port authorities, OEMs, media and suppliers. TMSA’s mission is to enable sales and marketing professionals to learn and give back to the transportation and logistics industry through education, connections and resources, ultimately strengthening their individual development, their businesses and the industry-at-large. TMSA’s vision is to be the pre-eminent non-profit sales and marketing association that transportation and logistics professionals turn to for industry-specific education, connections and resources.
Visit to learn more about this 100-year-old trade non-profit organization.

About Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at thousands of participating locations in all 50 states and beyond. For more information or to Sponsor a Wreath for 2024, please visit

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