Our Leadership

Our Leadership Team

We’ve built a leadership team that averages 19 years in the transportation industry and a staff with an average tenure of 6 years.

Jill Quinn

Centerline President and TrueBlue Senior Vice President of Operations

B.B.A, Business Administration and Management, California State University, Fullerton

I am passionate about making a difference in people’s lives by connecting them with work. I am grateful to be a part of and motivated by creating partnerships between our customers who are striving to grow and our drivers who deserve great opportunities. My job is to provide leadership and guidance to Centerline through strategic planning, identifying growth opportunities, and managing business operations. I am responsible for Centerline’s vision, mission, and direction, giving our team the resources to provide excellent service to our customers and our drivers. I currently hold a seat on the Board of Governors at NPTC, have been recognized two years in a row by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) and proud that Centerline was recently recognized as a top company for Women to Work in Transportation by Women in Trucking. Contact me anytime to discuss how a relationship with Centerline may be beneficial to you or someone you’re connected with.

Steve Vlahos

CTP, Vice President, Field Operations

B.S., Business and Economics, Southern Oregon University

As a certified transportation professional with over 25 years’ experience, I work hard to keep our drivers safe and ensure that our customers are protected from unnecessary risk. My responsibilities include working with our recruiting team to identify new resources that allow us to efficiently recruit new drivers. I also oversee our service team to ensure that every Centerline driver is fully DOT-compliant and matched to the right position. Our team has continued to grow, and with it so does our passion. I am honored to provide leadership and mentorship to our recruiters and teams that make Centerline who we are today. Contact me to learn how you can drive for Centerline or use our services to grow your business.

Rod Crowell

CTP, Vice President, Sales & Service

B.S., Human Resource Management, California State University, Sacramento

I am responsible for the growth, retention, and management of Centerline’s sales team nationwide. I work closely with our sales team and leaders throughout the United States in each market Centerline serves to maintain consistent quality, service, and communication. I am supported by a national accounts team that is focused on developing and executing tactical sales plans to meet account objectives and support Centerline’s growth strategies. My responsibilities also include the management of our 24/7 live service center, where we support our drivers’ needs and deliver qualified drivers to our customers so they can focus on growing their own business and meet their goals and objectives. If you need assistance or are interested in discussing a business partnership, feel free to contact me directly.

Sandrine Steaffens

Field and Sales Support Director

B.S., Business Administration and Management, Southeast Missouri State University

As an in-house resource, I consult with Centerline’s business partners and clients to learn and define business needs to determine solutions and deliver strong results. I act as a liaison between our field offices, our home office, and TrueBlue’s corporate headquarters to ensure that Centerline’s sales, recruiting, and service departments are fully supported. I am part of an integral team that provides planning, analysis, and budgeting for existing operations and future expansions. I love the fast-paced nature of my job and the diversity of work this role affords me. I am passionate about what I do.

Paul Nilson

Director of Business Development, Midwest & Northeast Regions

My responsibilities include managing and ensuring the growth of multiple markets throughout the Midwest and Northeast regions. I am responsible for identifying trends, challenges, and opportunities in assigned territories and advocating actions that minimize risks. I aim to provide a positive customer service experience that reinforces our mission of building exceptional relationships to every driver, customer and employee. Through my leadership, I develop and implement strategies for each market and ensure that existing accounts and new accounts receive quality sales support and service. With over 15 years of staffing experience and 25 years’ experience in the transportation/logistics industry, I share my expertise to help my teams develop and grow. Contact me to discuss your business needs today.

John Trahan

CTP, Director of Business Development, Driver Management Services

I am passionate about helping connect great people with rewarding and challenging career opportunities. I have spent the last 25 years in the world of logistics staffing, and along the way I have met hundreds of wonderful people. At Centerline, I am responsible for our Driver Management Services program, a fully outsourced driver solution for Private Fleet accounts. I facilitate the management and relationships with our customers and drivers to provide full coverage for a fleet’s workforce. I love that I am able to make a difference daily by helping drivers find dedicated opportunities with companies nationwide. I work closely with the private fleet world and one of the largest 3PL providers in the world. I’m Six Sigma Green Belt Certified and CTP (Certified Transportation Professional- NPTC), I was Smith System certified through Penske Logistics and I completed Penske Logistics-Logistics Program at Penn State Executive Programs. I’m also a proud Air Force Veteran, serving as a Security Specialist/Security Police. I’m very active in NPTC serving on Membership and Planning Committees. I’m also a member of the ATA Safety Council and attend DECA meetings annually. Contact me anytime to learn more.

Sheila Castaneda

Director of Business Development, Mobile Driver Services

We are extremely passionate about connecting drivers and customers, creating a solution for everyone involved. Providing safe environments for our drivers and safety conscious drivers for our customers. We provide solutions to driver shortages, vacation time, startups, take downs, and driver needs in even the most remote of areas. Our Mobile Driver Division has a 100% fill ratio since created in 2015. We handle all travel and paperwork so that your job is made easier and seamless. I have been in the transportation business for over 30 years and almost 20 of those years with Centerline. Our main goal is to provide exceptional service to our customers and drivers so that everyone can focus on their business and their families. Please contact me anytime to discuss how we can help you or someone you are connected with.

The TrueBlue Family

Centerline is a part of TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE: TBI), the global workforce solutions leader connecting clients with over 840,000 precisely matched associates every year across 70 countries. Through our recruitment outsourcing, on-site management, and on-demand talent-delivery services, we are industry-leading innovators for the changing world of work.

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