Board of Directors

Chairman

Nadia Martin, CCP
 
Blakeman Transportation
Email Address: nmartin@blakemantrans.com
Telephone: (817) 626-3400
 
Nadia Martin is the Loss Prevention and Carrier Compliance Manager at Blakeman Transportation in Fort Worth, TX. She has been with Blakeman since 2004. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 2000 with a Bachelor's of Science degree. Nadia became a Certified Claims Professional in 2008, has attended the T&LC Annual Conferences each year since 2005 and has been on the T&LC Board of Directors since 2009.
Nadia was born and raised in Texas. Nadia also enjoys cooking, crafts, travel and driving around aimlessly to explore sights that are off the beaten track.

President

Curtis Hart
 
GEODIS
Email Address: curtis.hart@geodis.com
Telephone: (615) 523-3663
 
Curtis Hart is the Director of Carrier Development at GEODIS in Brentwood, TN. Curtis has been with GEODIS since 2011 and is responsible for managing modal procurement activities and claims administration. He has held analyst, operations, compliance and purchasing roles while with GM & Schneider in support of OE Automotive Service Operations. Curtis is a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt. Curtis lives in the Nashville, TN area with his family on their 15 acre mini-farm. When not hunting, fishing and learning about rural living, they enjoy traveling to visit family.

Vice President

Brandon Arnold
 
Intelligent Logistics, LLC
Email Address: barnold@inlogistics.com
Telephone: (512) 238-6874

Brandon Arnold is the Vice President of Truck Brokerage for Intelligent Logistics, LLC based in Austin, TX. With over 20 years experience in all facets of transportation, Brandon has helped build his organization into an INC 5000 company for 9 of the last 10 years. His role as Vice President began in 2006 and has overseen a 400% growth in that time period. His current role provides support in the growth and expansion of a new office opening in San Antonio, TX by July 2016.

Brandon's experience in transportation includes Freight Forwarding, warehousing, trucking, brokerage, and white glove high value shipments. His memberships include CSCMP, TIA (CTB), APICS, and TIACA. This is his 1st year serving on the board and he has been a member of TLC for the past 3+ years.
An avid sports fan, husband and father of three, Brandon spends most of his free time with his family and recreationally involved in several sports. Being from Austin also means a great love of all things BBQ, great live Music the beautiful Austin outdoors.

Secretary/Treasurer

Angie Sutton
 
Logistics & Distribution Services Corp.
Email Address: asutton@ldstrucking.com
Telephone: (775) 398-2623
 
Angie Sutton is responsible for overseeing carrier qualifications and carrier contracts, as well as handling freight claims for the brokerage operation at Logistics Distribution and Services Corporation in Reno, Nevada.     Prior to her present position, she started as the credit/collections manager and moved through various positions with the company, giving her an opportunity to see many different sides of transportation.    A life-long resident of Nevada, she lives in Reno, attended the University of Reno, and enjoys the many fun outdoor activities Reno has to offer throughout the different seasons.

Region 1

Regional Director

Wally C. Dammann, CCP

National Recovery Manager, Mitsumitomo Insurance Group
Email Address: wdammann@msigusa.com
Telephone: (212) 230-2966

Wally is the National Recovery Manager for Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group in New York City and handles recovery claims including ocean, air and inland transport, as well as adjusting legal liability and shippers interest claims.  He holds a NY State independent inland marine adjusters license, is a member of the board of CCPAC and its past President. Wally has also taken over as the Administrator of the Transportation Arbitration Board (TAB), having previously been an arbitrator representing shipper’s interest.

Wally has been involved in cargo claims since 1986 having worked both the shipper and carrier sides of cargo claim issues.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Transportation and Logistics from St. John’s University and is presently working on Associate in Marine Insurance Management program at St. John’s College of Insurance.

 

Region 2

Regional Director

David Nordt, CCP
 
The Gilbert Company
Email Address: dave_nordt@gilbertusa.com
Telephone: (732) 709-5392 x19392
 
Dave has over 37 years of experience in transportation management. He is currently the Director overseeing cargo claims, OS&D, loss prevention, quality control and operations. Dave is a member of New Jersey Motor Trucking Association, Eastern Regional Transportation Security Council, Transportation Arbitration Board, He also is a member of the Transportation Loss Prevention & Security Association, Transportation & Logistics Council, Inc and the American Society of Industrial Security. He served as President of the Northeastern Motor Carrier Claims & Security Conference during 2000-2004 & now the President of the Certified Claims Professional Accreditation Council, Inc 2015 – 2017. Dave is a proud Army Veteran.

Assistant Regional Director

Grant Ashe

L&L Freight Services, Inc.
Email Address: gashe@llfsi.com
Telephone: (800) 580-6560

Grant Ashe is currently the National Sales Manager for L&L Freight
Services.  Grant has worked in the transportation field for over 13 years in Operations, Sales, and Software.   He is following in the footsteps of his Grandfather, Don, and Father, Jerry, both lifelong employees in the industry.  His background includes employment by McLeod Software and Maverick Transportation. Grant is also a member of the Transportation  Intermediaries Association.
 
Grant lives in Cabot, Arkansas with his wife, Meghan, their daughter,  Evelyn, and their Scottish Terrier, Sadie Pop. Grant grew up in Baxter Springs, Kansas and is a lifelong fan of the Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas City Royals, and Kansas City Chiefs. In his free time he enjoys binge watching Netflix, hiking, showing everyone he meets pictures of his beautiful daughter, and researching the history of high school basketball and visiting old high school basketball gyms.

Region 3

Regional Director

Daniel Bohlman
 
Butterball, LLC
Email Address: dbohlman@butterball.com
Telephone: (919) 255-7934
 
Dan Bohlman is the Sr. Manager of Logistics Procurement at Butterball, LLC in Garner, NC and has been with Butterball since 2006.  Dan is responsible for the sourcing of Butterball’s truckload, less than truckload (LTL) and intermodal modes of transportation.  In addition, he manages the freight claims and freight settlement/payment processes.  Prior to his transportation role, Dan had roles in logistics project management and overseeing 3rd party (3PL) warehouses for both Butterball and ConAgra Foods.  Dan earned his degree in business from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He lives in the Raleigh, NC area with his wife, Courtney and their 4 children.

Assistant Regional Director

Stephanie Castro
 
John Soules Foods
Email Address: scastro@jsfoods.com
Telephone: (903-592-9800
 
Stephanie is the Transportation Manager for John Soules Foods. Stephanie began her transportation/logistics journey in 2000, as a broker, and has since become a shipper. She has been project lead for several TMS implementation projects, as well as two global ERP system implementations. Her responsibilities throughout the years have involved rate negotiation, routing, dispatching, scheduling, reverse logistics, claims management, budgeting, cold chain, and staff management. Stephanie is fluently bilingual, and can read, write and speak Spanish. This has come in handy for her over the years. She is also HACCP certified and has years of experience in dealing with food safety.
 
Stephanie was born and raised in San Antonio, TX, but her career has afforded her the opportunity to live in several places across the US. She now calls Tyler, TX home. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, traveling, Texas BBQ, 80's music, baking, bible art journaling, making cards and being active in her church."

Region 4

Regional Director

Brian Kiel

Nestlé
Email Address: brian.kiel@us.nestle.com
Telephone: (815) 754-2625

Brian Kiel currently manages freight claims and transportation Agreements for Nestle USA. He started his career in transportation working part time during school as an over-the-road dispatcher for CW Transport, and held various positions with Cooper-Jarrett, Carolina Freight Carriers and Pirkle Freight Lines. Brian joined Nestle USA in 1991as a load planner for its private fleet, Carnaco Transport/Nestle Transportation Company. Shortly thereafter, he began handling their contracts and rates, managing the publishing of rates and contracts for Nestle USA , and in 1997 was promoted to manager of freight payment and freight claims. 


Assistant Regional Director

Askia Shaheer

Big Lots
Email Address: ashaheer@biglots.com
Telephone: (614) 278-3226

Askia Shaheer is the Manager of Transportation Financial Planning for Big Lots Stores, Inc. and has been with Big Lots since 2002.   He began in Transportation as an inbound routing coordinator, and has held positions as a domestic dispatcher, and Inbound Transportation Supervisor prior to his current role.  He currently manages domestic freight payment, freight claims, along with domestic freight forecasting.  Askia resides in Columbus, OH with his wife Katherine and their four children.  He enjoys travelling with his family and coaching high school basketball. 


Region 5

Regional Director

Douglas L. Arents
 
Rite Hite Corporation
Email Address: darents@ritehite.com
Telephone: (414) 362-0617
Doug Arents is the Manager of Corp Logistics for Rite Hite Corp. in Milwaukee, WI, the global leader in dock safety equipment. Doug is responsible for the transportation/logistics related activities at all of Rite Hite's domestic manufacturing facilities. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch College and Associate Degrees in Physical Distribution and Logistics and International Marketing. His 30+ years of experience span management positions with several common carriers and two manufacturing firms. Doug has been a member of the Council since 1996.

Assistant Regional Director

Aaron Schmidt
 
NFI Industries
Email Address: Aaron.Schmidt@nfiindustries.com
Telephone: (856) 470-1627
 
I would describe myself as a talented and driven professional with over 17 years of experience within the logistics industry.  I am currently the Branch Manager for the NFI Brokerage office in Schaumburg, IL.  Our team here is rapidly growing by cultivating opportunities with current NFI customers and new customer acquisition.  I have full P&L accountability for the IL office and responsible for leading and coaching our sales team as well as other cross functional branch leadership.

Prior to joining NFI in 2015, I spent 15 years at CH Robinson in the Chicago Central location as a Sr. Sales Executive. There, I was responsible for building a client portfolio while leading and coaching other sales people to create and develop their own book of business.   I was in part responsible for Chicago Central’s rise to over $1.5 billion in annual revenue in less than 10 years time.

I am very passionate about coaching and competing.  As a natural leader and competitor, I have a life-long love of sports.  I am an avid fan of Chicago based professional sports teams as well as area collegiate athletics.  I am an active Cross-Fit athlete and enjoy competition wherever I can find it. I am an active member of my community as a member the Knights of Columbus service organization, Special Olympics, and organized youth sports.  I currently reside in Elmhurst, IL with my wife Marcie and our four daughters (yes 4 girls, not a typo).

 


Region 6

Regional Director

Vikki Van Vliet

Trans Audit
Email Address: vvanvliet@transaudit.com
Telephone: (678) 232-2683

Vikki Van Vliet is Senoir Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Trans Audit, a major global post audit specialist. Vikki, who possesses over 15 years in the transportation and freight audit industries, joined Trans Audit and the TLC in 2010. Prior to Trans Audit, Vikki was employed by CTSI-Global as Director of Business Development, and Data2Logistics as Regional Sales Manager and Client Relationship Manager. Vikki holds a MPA and BA from the University of Central Florida, and an AA from the University of South Carolina. Vikki has twin boys, Easton and Alden, and lives in the metro DC area. Vikki, David and their boys enjoy traveling, their families, and the beach. 


Assistant Regional Director

Brian Looft
 
TBEI, Inc.
Email Address: blooft@tbei.com
Telephone: (507) 726-4310
 
Brian Looft is the Director of Logistics for TBEI,Inc.  a truck bodies and equipment manufacturing company with 750 employees that has locations in MN, ND, AL & MS.  Brian's responsibilities include working with each of the 4 divisions on carrier procurement, carrier agreements as well as sourcing LTL and parcel for all of the TBEI sites. His main focus is freight cost savings and process improvement. In previous roles he was the Transportation Manager at an elevator manufacturing company,  the Traffic Manager at a trailer manufacturing company and he also owned his own small trucking company. He has been a member of the TLC for 5+ years.  Brian lives in North Mankato, Minnesota with his three children Callie, Kyle and Nathan.  

Region 7

Regional Director

Jerrod Slaughter

Columbia Sportswear
Email Address: jslaughter@columbia.com
Telephone: (503) 985-4083

Jerrod Slaughter is the Sr. Manager of Global Logistics for Columbia Sportswear. He has over 20 years of experience in transportation and logistics management, at least half of which has been with Fortune 500 companies. His background is principally in the areas of freight audit and payment and third party logistics providers.


Assistant Regional Director

Brian Whitson

Mars
Email Address: brian.whitson@effem.com
Telephone: (615) 628-5011

Brian Whitson is the Strategic Operations Manager for Mars Inc., managing ocean and air transportation, freight forwarding, brokerage, drayage, and rail procurement activities across their various segments. Brian has 16 years of logistics experience working for freight forwarding, 3PL, and manufacturing companies. He is based in Franklin, TN, at Mars’ North American Petcare headquarters, and lives nearby with his wife and two children. Brian earned his bachelors in business management from Athens State University, and his MBA from Mississippi State University. Outside of work he enjoys hiking, live music, travel, and spending time with his family.


Past President

Reed Tepper

Parker Hannifin
Email Address: rtepper@parker.com
Telephone: (216) 896-3383
 
Reed Tepper works for Parker Hannifin where he manages the LTL, Truckload, and Ground Expedite modes for North America. Reed graduated from the Ohio State University with a BSBA in Marketing and Transportation & Logistics., and also holds an MBA from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. His background includes employment by FedEx Supply Chain Solutions (formerly Caliber Logistics), Exel Global Logistics and Avery Dennison. He has also served on the Board of the Cleveland CSCMP Roundtable for the past 5 years including President in 2007/08
 

Past President

Bob Hochwarth

Volvo Logistics North America
Email Address: bob.hochwarth@volvo.com
Telephone: (336) 393-4718

Bob Hochwarth is Director, Product Development for Volvo Logistics Corporation in North America, a leading international third party logistics provider and business unit within the Volvo Group companies supporting the automotive and aviation industries. In this role, he directs and oversees the design and implementation of supply chain and logistics solutions comprising international and domestic transportation management, distribution, warehousing, supplier sourcing, lean logistics and IS/IT systems.

Past President

Rob Strouse
 
Wooster Brush Company
Email Address: robstrouse@woosterbrush.com
Telephone: (330) 264-4440
Rob Strouse is the Transportation Shipping & Receiving Logistics Manager for the Wooster Brush Company and is responsible for transportation of all Wooster Brush locations. He holds a B.A. Degree in Business Management/Industrial Arts from Wilmington College, and has also completed additional studies in Advance Traffic Management Techniques at Wright State University. Rob has been active in the Council since 1989 and has served as a Director and Vice President. He is a Past President of the International Management Council and enjoys coaching football and baseball, motorcycle riding, jet sking and boating.

Past President

Dan Bolzenious

Sysco Corporation
Email Address: bolzenius.dan@corp.sysco.com
Telephone: (281) 584-2521

Dan is the Manager of Supply Chain Services at Sysco Corporation. His responsibilities are indentify suppliers delivery costs to Sysco and negotiate improved supply chain solutions. He holds a B.A. ub Science Business Administration Production and Operations from Ohio State University. 
Dan enjoys jogging, swimming and reading.
 

Past President

Steve Broussard
 
Broussard Logistics
Email Address: steve@broussardlogistics.com
Telephone: (713) 967-6573
 
Steve Broussard is the Vice President of Paul L. Broussard & Associates, a transportation consulting company in Houston, TX .  Steve is a native Texan, who began his transportation and logistics career in high school working for Robertson Tank Lines. He holds a BBA in Marketing from Texas A&M University, and also attended Houston Community College in preparation for his ICC Practitioner’s license, which he received in 1976.
 
Before co-founding Paul L. Broussard & Associates in 1978, Steve worked with Gulf Coast Express, and was Traffic Manager for The Kroger Co.  He is a TIA Certified Transportation Broker and a Certified Member of the American Society of Transportation Practitioners.  Steve is also member of a number of transportation and logistics organizations, holding key leadership positions in many of them, including the National Industrial Transportation League, Transportation & Logistics Council, International Transportation Management Association, Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity, Energy Traffic Association, and Southwest Association of Rail Shippers.  He has authored numerous articles for trade publications and was the recipient of the Transportation Man of the Year award by the Transportation Club of Houston, T&LC’s President’s Award and Delta Nu Alpha Chapter 36, Alphian of the Year award. 

Past President

John L. Burke

Unipro Foodservice, Inc.
Email Address: burke@uniprofoodservice.com
Telephone: (770) 799-7428

John L. Burke is Senior Vice President of Logistics/Operations for UniPro Foodservice Inc.  John joined UniPro in January 2001, when he assumed the overall responsibility for the management and development of the Logistics Department. Burke, with over 27 years of experience in the foodservice industry, frequently takes on dual responsibilities in both the senior management and daily operations environments. He has worked on redistribution issues and is now working on enhancing UniPro's operations programs.

Burke is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and is also active within IFDA (International Foodservice Distributor Association) on Logistics and Operational committees.

Past President

Ron Williams

Williams & Associates, Inc.
Email Address: ronw@waionline.com
Telephone: (952) 703-5678

Ron Williams is Vice President of Williams & Associates, Inc., known in the industry as a high quality provider of Freight Bill Payment and Audit Services.  Ron graduated from Winona State University and is active in many organizations.  He is a past-president of the Twin City Transportation Club, the Transportation Club of Minneapolis and the Transportation & Logistics Council 1999-2000 and still serves on the Board of Directors.

Ron lives in Bloomington and is married to wife Diana and has two children.  His interests include ice-fishing in the winter, and in the summer he is busy coaching traveling baseball for his son’s team (or running to his daughter’s traveling fast pitch softball games in which his wife Diana is also a coach).  In his free time he is a hobby beekeeper who manages six colonies of bees.