Board of Directors

Scott Case
President

Scott Case is Founder and Chief Storyteller for Position : Global. In addition to these core competencies, Scott’s extensive experience with IT, global, national and local public speaking events and more than two decades as a licensed Customs broker and freight forwarder uniquely permit him to consult and advise on a range of topics.

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Scott's vision for the IACAC in 2017 is to increase forwarder membership and also bringing back airlines and ground handlers who are key parts of the air cargo supply chain. The IACAC is also looking to deliver more value to members and new, members-only deals and sections of the website will be rolled out throughout the year, further reinforcing the IACAC's leadership in the air cargo arena.

Scott is a graduate of Northwestern University in 1993 with degrees in Political Science and German Studies, a language in which he is conversationally fluent. He received his Custom broker’s license in 1994 and has traveled extensively to Asia, Europe and South America to meet with partners, customers and manufacturers.

Brian Bartolotta
Chairman

As Managing Director of BCS Placement, Brian Bartolotta leads the Logistics, Supply Chain and Freight Forwarding Recruitment and Consulting Practice for BCS.

Mr. Bartolotta is a firm proponent of developing efficient processes and strong relationships while integrating it with data driven business intelligence to foster optimal results and outcomes for both business and professionals.

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Vice President

Christina is a former IACAC President with over thirty years transportation experience. She currently works for Moran Transportation where she has been since 2013.

Christina is married to her high school sweetheart and in December, 2016, they celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. She and her husband have a son who is also in the industry.

 

Chuck Menini
Board Member

Today I’m the General Manager for Land Air Express. 

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I’m a husband to my wife, Lori for the past 36 years. Together we have 2 daughters, and 3 grandchildren.

I began my career in airfreight/trucking in 1979  with O’Hare Air Taxi Service loading and unloading planes. From there I acquired my CDL license and worked over the road for about a decade.

I moved into the office into Airline Logistics operations working closely with Air China, Singapore, Air France and for a time was on site at Lufthansa.

Today I’m the General Manager for Land Air Express. 

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Board member

Therese has been a franchise owner of Unishippers since May of last year, but has been involved in selling or representing the Unishippers brand since 2009.

 

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In Memoriam

Herman is a past President of the IACAC (2009) and passed away in February, 2017, while serving as a board member.

Pam Parekh Customs BrokerPam Parekh
Board Member

Pam is  a licensed Customs broker and entrepreneur who has owned her own business since 2008.

 

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Board Member

Maureen is a former Marine and retired Navy Master Chief. Maureen has been in Logistics for over twenty years. She currently is the Regional Director Chicago for Mallory Alexander International Logistics.

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Board Member

Laura Brown is an Account Manager with Genesis Logistics. Laura has previously served the IACAC as Secretary from 2012 - 2014. She has nearly two decades of industry experience in the roles of Traffic Manager and in logistics and transportation sales.

Laura graduated with an Associate's Degree in Transportation/Traffic and Distribution from College of DuPage and holds an International Trade Certificate from C.O.D. Laura is also a part-time group fitness / spin instructor.

 

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Board Member

Currently I am the Midwest Sales Manager for Everglory Logistics, Inc., and am responsible for developing and maintaining long term relationships with clients.  I have spent much of my professional career in and around air cargo and the logistics sector, including with Ever Concord, UAC, Inc., ACI and K-Line Air Service.

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This business is about people, networking and interconnectivity. I believe that by networking with each other here in Chicago and with our colleagues throughout the industry and around the U.S., we can make for better opportunities for everyone throughout air cargo and make for a more positive and healthy industry.

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Michelle L. Mejia
Attorney of Record, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

Michelle Mejia earned her B.A. from North Carolina State University and her J.D. from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center with a concentration in international law.

Michelle L. Mejia concentrates her practice in the areas of litigation and alternative dispute resolution, insurance defense, and commercial contracts related to international trade and transportation matters. She is a licensed attorney in Illinois and Florida. She has been counsel of record in a number of reported decisions involving transportation issues and her clients include freight forwarders, carriers, customs brokers, and corporations involved in the movement of goods.