Board of Directors

Chairman

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.

President

Askia Shaheer

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

Askia Shaheer is the Manager, Global Logistics 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. 


Vice President

Vikki Van Vliet
 
Trans Audit
Email Address: vvanvliet@transaudit.com
Telephone: (678) 232-2683
 
Vikki Van Vliet is Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Trans Audit, a major global post audit specialist. Vikki, who possesses over 18 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 Raleigh, NC area. Vikki, David and their boys enjoy traveling, their families, and the beach.

Secretary/Treasurer

   

Region 1

Regional Director

Doug Frank

GEODIS
Email Address: doug.frank@geodis.com
Telephone: (615) 880-4881

As the leader of Procurement North America, Doug is responsible for team of buyers who purchase a variety of commodities in support of Geodis.  Additionally, he is responsible for the back office functions in support of the transportation management business that includes Freight Audit and Payment, Continuous Improvement and Reporting, Customer Billing and Carrier Management. Doug joined Geodis in March of 2011.  Prior to joining Geodis, he spent over 20 years with Schneider National, most recently as Vice President of Logistics Shared Services where his team procured over $2 billion in transportation services annually. During his tenure at Schneider, he held numerous roles in operations, customer service and account management.

Doug served as a Captain in the United States Army. He holds a B.S. with a computer science concentration from the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. In 2007, Doug received his certification from APICS (the Association for Operations Management) as a certified supply chain professional.  Married, with three grown children, Doug and his wife Char, spend a lot of time vacationing with their children in Colorado.  Doug is also an avid Green Bay Packers fan, season ticket holder and owner.

Assistant Regional Director

Ryan Andresen

Clayton Homes
Email Address: Ryan.Andresen@claytonhomes.com
Telephone: (910) 409-9392 

Ryan Andresen is Vice President of Transportation for Clayton Homes based in Maryville, TN where he leads a team responsible for Clayton’s private fleet and transportation. Clayton Homes is the largest builder of manufactured housing and modular homes in the US. Prior to joining Clayton in April 2019, Ryan spent 15 years as Vice President of Operations for MCO Transport, Inc. in Wilmington, NC, a privately held asset-based firm that specializes in ocean container drayage, warehousing and domestic truckload.  
 
Ryan received his MBA from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and his BA from High Point University. Ryan currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Housing Association.   Ryan is married to his wife of 17 years, and they have 2 children. When not working, Ryan enjoys spending time outdoors boating, biking, skiing and playing sports with children. He also enjoys traveling and cooking.

Region 2

Regional Director

David Nordt, CCP
 
The Gilbert Company
Email Address: dave_nordt@gilbertusa.com
Telephone: (732) 709-5392 x19392
 
Dave has over 40 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 – 2020. Dave is a proud Army Veteran.

Assistant Regional Director

Jeffrey L. Meyer
 
Nestle Purina Petcare Co.
Email Address: jeffrey.meyer@purina.nestle.com
Telephone: (314) 982-5096
 
Jeff Meyer is a Group Manager of Transportation at Nestle Purina PetCare Co., world headquarters in St. Louis Missouri.  Jeff has been with Nestle Purina PetCare for 18 years with 15 of those in various factory based supply chain roles.  In his current corporate role, Jeff is responsible for carrier contracting, compliance, claims, customer pick-up programs, LTL service providers, parcel, and the selection of intermodal carriers.  Prior to coming on board with Nestle Purina Jeff worked for a 3PL and a cartage & linehaul carrier rounding out 30 years (210 dog years) of service in the transportation & supply chain industry.

Jeff has four wonderful kids that keep him very busy. He relocated to the St. Louis area in ’15 and has lived in five different states in his lifetime. He has an interest in sports cars and participates in high-speed track days at various road-racing circuits.  Charting new territories Jeff has recently has taken up learning to play his first instrument, the guitar.


Region 3

Regional Director

Daniel Bohlman
 
Butterball, LLC
Email Address: dbohlman@butterball.com
Telephone: (919) 255-7934
 
Dan Bohlman is Director of Logistics 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 oversees transportation operations, freight claims and freight settlement/payment processes. Dan also oversees all the warehousing at Butterball. Prior to his role at Butterball, Dan had roles in logistics project management and overseeing 3rd party (3PL) warehouses for 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

Jon Gehrts
 
UniPro Foodservice
Email Address: Gehrts@uniprofoodservice.com
Telephone: (770) 799-7491
 
Jon Gehrts is the Director of Supply Chain for UniPro Foodservice in Atlanta, GA and has been with UniPro since 1998.  Jon currently oversees the contracting and monitoring of over 400 transportation providers for UniPro and its members.  In addition to contracting, Jon develops the inbound logistics program for twelve members, is the liaison between UniPro and its transportation management software provider and is responsible for member freight managed by UniPro. 
 
Jon enjoys coaching his daughters in youth basketball and running fun and quirky 5Ks with his family.

Region 4

 Regional Director

Grant Ashe
 
KLLM Transport Services
Email Address: gashe@kllm.com
Telephone: (417) 291-7227
 
Grant Ashe is currently the Branch Manager - AR for KLLM Transport
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.

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 5

Regional Director

Douglas L. Arents
 
Rite Hite Corporation
Email Address: darents@ritehite.com
Telephone: (414) 973-3617
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

Chae Pak
 
Arkema, Inc.
Email Address: chae.pak@arkema.com
Telephone: (703) 589-4845
 
I’m currently the Senior Director, Logistics North America for Arkema based in King of Prussia, PA (just outside of Philadelphia).  In my current role, I oversee logistics procurement, transportation safety, and customs compliance.  In my almost 20 year career, I have had exposure to various industries and various functions within supply chain.  I started my career as a logistics officer in the US Air Force.  In six years, I did everything from running a small warehouse to vehicle operations to logistics planning for global deployments.  I also worked in materials management, transportation and logistics, procurement, and distribution for large companies such as Schlumberger, ABB, and MillerCoors.  I even did some time in IT as a project manager and part of a SAP deployment team.  I really enjoy supply chain and driving cost out the system.   

 


Region 6

Regional Director

Darryl Gash

Dillard's 
Email Address: darryl.gash@dillards.com
Telephone: (501) 455-6696

Darryl Gash is currrently a Logistics Manager for Dillard’s with responsiblities for Freight Payment, Cargo Claims, and Chargebacks. He has been involved in Logistics for 30 years in a wide array of capacities that range from Shipping and Receiving to Warehouse Management. Darryl holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Universtity of Cenrtal Arkansas.
 
Darryl lives in Cabot, Arkanasa with his wife of 25 years, DuLane. He was born and raised in Brookfield, Missouri, a small town northeast of Kansas City. His hobbies include spending time at Lake Ouachita, grilling, and rooting for favored NFL, college football, and basketball teams. 

Assistant Regional Director

Michael Carlisle
 
United States Cold Storage
Email Address: mcarlisle@uscold.com
Telephone: (630) 388-9524
 
Michael Carlisle is the Director of Logistics Operations at United States Cold Storage.  Michael has been with United States Cold Storage for 3 years and is responsible for the Cold Share Consolidation program across the United States.  The Cold Share Consolidation program at United States Cold Storage is one of the largest refrigerated and frozen consolidation program in the United States.  Michael is also responsible for carrier procurement and management within US Cold.  He has 17 years of logistics experience in both warehousing and transportation.  Michael holds a BS from Northern Illinois University.
 
Michael lives in Bolingbrook, Illinois with his wife (Jennifer) and two children (Mikey and Morgan).  When not working Mike enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his son’s baseball team, and golfing.  

Region 7

Regional Director

Jerrod Slaughter
 
Keen
Email Address: jerrod.slaughter@keenfootwear.com
Telephone: (971) 200-4445
 
Jerrod Slaughter is the Director of Global Logistics for KEEN footwear He has over 25 years of experience in transportation and logistics management, including many years at Fortune 500 companies.His background is principally in logistic procurement, vendor management, and collaborative stakeholder engagement.

Assistant Regional Director

Dormica Oppenhuizen
 
Meijer
Email Address: dormica.oppenhuizen@meijer.com
Telephone: (616) 735-7565
 

Dormica Oppenhuizen works as the Director of International Business Customs Compliance at Meijer, a supercenter chain throughout the Midwest, with its corporate headquarters in Walker, Michigan. Dormica has been at Meijer for 9 years taking on various roles and in her current position for 3 years.

Dormica has worked in retail for over 15 years in various roles adding to her extensive retail experience.

In 2002, Dormica earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Fashion Merchandising from Bradley University located in Peoria, IL and from there worked for Talbots, American Eagle Outfitters, and Sears along the way.

As a native Illinoian, Dormica moved to Michigan 9 years ago and settled into being a full Michigander with her husband and daughter. Dormica loves to travel, read, and has a passion for the Arts including fashion/interior design and the theatre.

Dormica holds professional memberships with various philanthropic and nonprofit organizations including being on the Board of Directors for the Grand Rapids Public Museum, and the Girls Choral Academy. She is also on the board of at Meijer of the Diversity and Inclusion team resource group Mosaic.

Dormica was named one of the Top Women in Grocery in 2019 by Progressive Grocer Magazine and was featured on NEW online ( Network of Executive Women)  where her career journey was highlighted and hopefully inspiring to young women with her story.

Dormica believes in empowering women and girls to use their voice and strongly  believes when we educate and nurture women,  you are educating and nurturing the future.


Past 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 activites 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.

Past President

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.

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 + Retired
 
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

Ron Williams - Retired

Ron Williams was Vice President of Williams & Associates, Inc., and was 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.