I currently manage the Dangerous Goods Group of Basic Crating & Packaging Inc. I have been working with DG throughout my career starting with W.W. Grainger in 1995 and then moving to DGM Chicago 16 years later. The DGM franchise was then picked up by Basic Crating & Packaging Inc. We have since dropped the franchise and are operating wholly as Basic Crating & Packaging Inc. where the same quality of service is offered now.
I have been involved with the IACAC since 2017. In that time I have made many connections and a growing group of friends attending many of the events the IACAC has offered. My goal is to continue to strengthen the IACAC and have it be a positive place for people within our industry to meet new connections as well as discuss the current industry climate and challenges we all face.
Lisa began her career in the industry in the late 80's with Hellmann International where she spent seven years working in both their air and ocean import and export departments. She has also worked at Expeditors, Vanguard / DCL Conterm where she began as an account representative and left as a sales manager and other stops along the way. Since 2015 she has served as the Regional Sales Manager for Amass International Group.
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.
Chuck Menini has 43 years experience in the Air Freight industry. He started from the bottom and worked his way up on the ramp, loading cargo onto cargo aircraft. From there he obtained a CDL license and drove over the road moving cargo from airport to airport carrier, carrying airfreight for the airlines and freight forwarders, throughout the Midwest area and Canada.
He eventually moved out of the driver’s seat to dispatching and operations for three major trucking carriers in the air freight industries. After that, Chuck worked for a trucking company and started up a logistics operations road feeder service for the airlines moving bonded cargo from one airport to others throughout the 48 states and managing all the freight status updates between airlines and carriers.
Chuck has several years experience in terminal managing and regional managing of air freight carriers. Chuck has now moved into a position for a software company as the Director of Information Services.
I am a logistician with 20+ years experience in Chicago air freight market and have been Business Development Manager for 12 years with Innovative Transport Solutions (ITS) & now also PTS Logistics (PTSL) in Wood Dale, IL 60191. Career background in air, ocean, warehousing, domestic trucking (asset based & non-asset based), rail & intermodal transportation. Concentration in best practices for loading/unloading cargo from 20'/40'/45'/53’ ISO containers & 53’ Dry & Refrigerated Vans. Manufacturer & distributor offering material handling equipment such as the Portable Roller Bed System (PBS) for the air ground transport market (18 airfreight markets) and the Mobile Transport Tray (MTT) for door-to-door-intermodal services throughout North America and the ocean freight transportation market around the globe.
I look forward to the opportunity of serving on the IACAC Board to bring my career skill sets & professional contacts to support & grow this important organization.
Laura has been in the logistics industry for 22 years- 4 as a Traffic manager, 18 in outside transportation sales. Current position, Account Manager, ArcBest.
- Bachelor’s Degree – Eastern Illinois University
- Transportation Degrees from College of DuPage
- Prior secretary IACAC 2013&14, Board of Directors 2017&18.
- Has helped with IACAC golf outings and past Holiday parties
- Mother of two wonderful children, Connor 17 and Jordan 20
- Loves to exercise and teach fitness- teach group cycling, participate in races
- Loves to work with people
Sarena Power has spent the last 26 years in the business working for organizations such as Panalpina, Agility and UTi as well as smaller niche players. Her roles have included Branch Manager for OHL, Jacobson and currently GAC North America. In addition, she has hands-on management experience on the commercial side of an all-cargo airline where she held the position of Customer Service Manager for the Americas. ,
She is well experienced in all products related to the logistics business with a special focus on Pharmaceuticals. She started in our industry working in the warehouse, moving on to Customer Service roles, Client Relationship Management and Operational Account Management.
Last but not least, Sarena has been an active member of IATA for the past 25 years. She has been involved in planning and attending events and has served as Secretary and Director in the past.
Timothy S. McGovern is a partner with the law firm Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich with expertise in maritime and transportation matters, such as personal injury and wrongful death defense, cargo claims and commercial disputes. Tim also advises maritime and transportation clients with respect to contracts and related commercial matters.
Tim has extensive experience litigating matters throughout the United States and is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois, along with the federal courts in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. He has engaged in appellate advocacy before the Illinois Supreme Court, the Appellate Courts for the state of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
In addition to contentious matters, Tim has advised major energy, maritime and logistics service providers on contractual issues. He has prepared form contracts, advised clients and served as a trusted advisor to the industry he has worked in and served for nearly three decades.
Prior to his legal career, Tim served as a USCG licensed master of passenger vessels operating in Lake Michigan. His operational experience and legal expertise allow him to provide clients with advice based on a unique mix of hands-on familiarity and courtroom experience.
Kelli began her career at Roanoke in 2006. As the ATA Carnet Service Manager, she prides herself on providing excellent customer satisfaction with consistent and friendly communication. Her industry experience has helped her become a source of knowledge for her clients – business relationships built on trust, loyalty, and follow-through.
With a degree in Office Technology, an Illinois Resident Producer license, and continuing education within the insurance field, Kelli has the education to efficiently and independently provide a level of service that is expected by Roanoke clients. In addition to providing customer service to our clients, Kelli also assists in new business leads, works closely with the Marketing Team, and has played a big role in designing the in-house system for ATA Carnets.
I am a logistician with 20+ years experience in the Chicago air freight market and have been Business Development Manager for 12 years with Innovative Transport Solutions (ITS) & now also PTS Logistics (PTSL) in Wood Dale, IL 60191. Career background in air, ocean, warehousing, domestic trucking (asset-based & non-asset based), rail & intermodal transportation. Concentration in best practices for loading/unloading cargo from 20'/40'/45'/53’ ISO containers & 53’ Dry & Refrigerated Vans.
Manufacturer & distributor offering material handling equipment such as the Portable Roller Bed System (PBS) for the air-ground transport market (18 airfreight markets) and the Mobile Transport Tray (MTT) for door-to-door-intermodal services throughout North America and the ocean freight transportation market around the globe.
I look forward to the opportunity of serving on the IACAC Board to bring my career skillsets & professional contacts to support & grow this important organization.
Scott is the Director of Sales at BCS Placement. Specializing in pairing talented industry professionals with growing companies. Scott comes from the industry working at Coyote Logistics, a freight brokerage purchased by UPS. He has also sold in the freight tech space helping warehousing companies with parcel procurement. Scott has also recently managed a carrier relations team at CJ Logistics, formerly DSC.