J.B. Hunt executive pay shown in filing

A view of the break area inside the new expansion Thursday, July 6, 2017, at the J.B. Hunt Transport headquarters in Lowell. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/FILE PHOTO)
A view of the break area inside the new expansion Thursday, July 6, 2017, at the J.B. Hunt Transport headquarters in Lowell. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/FILE PHOTO)

J.B. Hunt's top executive saw his total compensation rise in 2022 according to the company's proxy statement filed Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The company also set its annual meeting for 10 a.m. on April 27 at its Lowell headquarters.

Chief Executive Officer John Roberts earned $9.2 million in total compensation in 2022, up from $8.8 million for the year earlier, according to the filing.

The ratio of Robert's total compensation to the average pay of all other employees, $74,311, was 124 to 1, according to the proxy statement. The comparison is required under the Dodd-Frank Act.

Shelley Simpson, the company president, earned $8.82 million in total compensation, up from $3.67 million the year prior, according to the document. She formerly served as the company's chief commercial officer and took over her role as president on August 1.

John Kuhlow, J.B. Hunt's chief financial officer, earned $2.96 million in 2022, according to the proxy statement, up from $2.77 million for the year ago period.

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