Speaker Profile

Jodi Navta
Chief Marketing Officer / Coyote

Jodi Navta is Coyote’s chief marketing officer. Navta joined the pack at Coyote, a leading transportation and logistics service provider, in 2011 and has since built the marketing and communications program from scratch. Navta is at the helm of brand reputation, lead generation, strategy, sales enablement, and customer insights, combining her editorial, marketing, and entrepreneurial experience with her love for Coyote’s people, culture, and industry. As a third-party logistics (3PL) provider, Coyote arranges truckload, less-than-truckload, and intermodal transportation of shippers’ freight by leveraging a network of more than 40,000 transportation providers. Coyote became a UPS company in August 2015, which added UPS asset utilization, air freight, ocean freight, customs brokerage, and more to Coyote’s portfolio of services. Coyote is known for its mission to change the industry’s expectation of service with its “No Excuses” mentality, and Coyote’s award-winning culture fuels that commitment. In 2015 the Chicago Tribune awarded Coyote a 2015 Top Workplaces honor for the sixth consecutive year; Crain’s Chicago Business named Coyote one of Chicago’s Coolest Offices; Built In Chicago ranked Coyote #4 on its list of the Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago; and Inbound Logistics named Coyote to its list of the 2015 Top 100 3PL Providers. Navta started her career at Sports Illustrated magazine in New York City, then moved to Chicago to attend Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where she earned her master of science in journalism. Navta held a number of operations, marketing, and strategy positions as a four-time entrepreneur from 2000 to 2011. Navta has worked with Discovery, National Geographic, Pearson, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on everything from content creation to product development to publishing. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Navta swam for the Wolverines all four years of her undergrad career. She earned Academic All-American and NCAA finalist status at the University of Michigan four years in a row and represented the United States at the World University Games in Fukuoka, Japan.