2019-2020 Board of Directors

David Gibson

Chairman of the Board

Past President

Vice President International Freight

Aeronet Worldwide

 

Board Member since 2008

 

Professional Hightlight:

David Joined Aeronet in 2004. In his current position, he oversees all aspects of International freight development for all 11 offices of Aeronet. Prior to that David was Director of International freight for Jardine Logistics developing the China/ USA trade lane. In his free time you can either hear David playing guitar in one of three classic rock bands appearing all over the South Bay or taking long drives and walks with his wife and two kids and their Labradoodle.

Peter Landon

President

 

Station Manager - LAX

Transgroup Global Logistics

 

 

Board Member since 2013

 

Professional Hightlight:

Peter Landon joined Transgroup Global Logistics in 2016 and is currently the Station Manager for the Los Angeles Region. Prior to Transgroup Peter was the Regional Manager and USA Sales Director for US Global. In his spare time he enjoys time with his family, reading, movies, travel, tennis, and is active in Amateur Radio communications.

Michael Yu

President Elect

 

Regional Cargo Sales Manager

Alaska Air Cargo

 

 

Board Member since 2017

 

Professional Highlights:

Michael Yu joined Alaska Airlines in 2006. He currently serves as Regional Cargo Sales Manager for the greater Seattle area and all of California. Prior to that, Michael worked as a Project Manager, where he oversaw the design, development, and implementation of various system-wide projects, and as the Concourse Manager for the Seattle Station, where he was responsible for all aspects of the operation. Michael also previously worked in the pharmaceutical and financial industries. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, and spending time with his wife and two daughters. 

Scott Allman

2nd Vice President

 

Owner

Scott Ryan Allman, Customs Broker

 

Board Member since 2013

 

Professional Highlights:

Scott Allman started his own Customs Brokerage business in October 2014. Prior to that, Scott has been in the Customs Broker and Freight Frowarding industry since 1989. He started as a messenger / data entry clerk for a border broker in Detriot, MI. Over the years he has been an Import Manager, Warehouse Supervisor, Business Development Manager, and International Operations Manager. He has been fortunate enough to have traveled all over the world for business.

Andrea Lanouette

1st Vice President

 

Regional Vice President

Avalon Risk Management

 

 

Board Member since 2013

 

Professional Highlights:

Andrea Lanouette joined Avalon in 2005 and currently serves as Regional Vice President. Ms. Lanouette is a licensed Property & Casualty Broker since 1990. Her technical knowledge and expertise includes underwriting and sales of U.S. Customs Bonds, Marin Insurance products and services, Property& Casualty including General Liability, Commercial Auto and Trucking, Workers Compensation Insurance, and Professional Liability Products. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys Pilates, her book club, movies and concerts, dinner with family and friends and spending time with her husband and son.

Sherri Dunlap

Treasurer

 

Office Manager / Human Resource

Scott Management Company

 

Board Member since 2005

 

Professional Highlights:

I have held numerous positioins in Accounting, Operations, Human Resource Management, as well as Administration and Facility Management.

Currently, I am working for a Property Management company. I am married to Bruce Dunlap, who is the Airfreight Operations Manager for Traffic Tech and we love to travel, go to movies, hiking and entertaining.

Yasmene Abdel

Secretary

 

National Business Development

Tax Airfreight

 

Board Member since 2016

 

Professional Highlights:

Yasmene has been in the industry since 2003 and transferred to Los Angeles from Wisconsin in 2012. She currently serves as National Business Development Manager for Tax-Air (a TSA approved trucking company), providing nationwide trucking and logistics solutions to Freight Forwarders across the U.S.

Yasmene LOVES living in California so when not working you will find her hiking with her two dogs, paddle-boarding, surfing, golfing, or traveling the world!

Jim Stone

Sergeant at Arm

Past President

VP Business Development

Weber Logistics

 

 

Board Member since 1999

 

Professional Highlights:

Jim joined the Weber Logistics team in April of 2015. Working primarily as the business development VP. Jim is responsible for production throughout the U.S. Weber is primary a Western regional company but through Jim's leadership growth remains positive in all parts of the country. Future growth includes the opening of operations in Salt Lake City, Seattle, Las Vegas. Weber presently has 11 U.S. offices with plans to expand within the next two years. With over thirty years of experience in the warehousing & transportation industry, a strong understanding and knowledge of the region and long-term strategic planning skills, Jim is well positioned at Weber Logistics. Jim attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He resides in El Segundo with his wife of 32 years Pegi and they have four adult children.

Alex Adam

Board Member

 

Director of Sales

Forward Air, Inc.

 

 

Board Member since 2017

 

Professional Highlights:

Alex Adams joined Forward Air in 2010. He currently serves as Director of Sales, domiciled in Los Angeles market. Alex started with Foward Air working part-time as a customer service respresentative in Greeneville, TN. Previous to this Alex has held several positions within Forward Air ranging from accounting, to Area Sales Manager. Before Forward Air, Alex worked in the food and beverage industry. in his spare time, Alex enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with his fiancée.

Giulio Battaglini

Board Member

Past President

Managing Director

Blue Logistic

 

 

Board Member since 2000

 

Professional Highlights:

Guilio Battaglini has enjoyed a multi-faceted career in logistics. From holding middle management to senior management leadership positions in some of the world's greatest airlines, United Airlines, Lufthansa, and Korean Air, to help Pacific Air Cargo start its cargo handling and passenger handling operations, it has never been a dull moment. Re-inventing himself in 2009, Giulio turned to the forwarding side and became Managing Director growing the air division within Blue Logistics, Giulio also helps with his family winery in Sonoma County.

Harvey Beesen

Board Member

Past President

Executive Vice President

Kidder Mathews

 

 

Board member since 2001

 

Professional Highlights:

Harvey joined Jones Lang LaSalle at the beginning of 2013 after 32 years as a Principal at local real estate brokerage firm, The Klabin Company. Specializing in agency, tenant representation and owner/investor sales for logistics facilities in the South Bay/Greater LAX Los Angeles industrial submarkets. Harvey is a board member for Concern Foundation, a non-profit that raises money for cancer research. Harvey has also maintain a vegan lifestyle for the past 12 years and in his spare time he enjoys walking his dog Brulee, spending time with his daughter Halle and son Adam and is an avid golfer who golfs any chance he gets.

Victoria Carothers

Board Member

 

Relationship Manager,

Vice President

Citi Commercial Bank

 

Board Member since 2017

 

Professional Highlights:

Victoria Carothers is a Commercial Banker with over 20 years' experience in the Financial Industry. She provides companies solutions for their business needs by enhacing profits and assisting with their growth. Prior to moving to California in 2001, she lived in New York, Hamburg Germany and Vienna Austria. In her space time she enjoys traveling, skiing and watching her youngest daughter play competitive soccer.

Andy Catania

Board Member

 

Business Development Manager

SkyOne Federal Credit Union

 

Board Member since 2019

 

Professional Highlights:

Andy Catania joined the credit union industry in 2006 working for Japan Airlines Federal Credit Union as a Business Development Officer, Marketing Officer, and Member Service Representative.  He currently serves as Business Development Manager for SkyOne Federal Credit Union at a national and local level providing financial tools to help members save for their future, get financing for their homes and cars, and much more. He is passionate about helping credit union members build a strong financial foundation and reach financial freedom.  Andy is a certified Credit Union Business Development Professional (CUBDP) and a graduate from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) School of Management.  A techy at heart, in his free time, he enjoys tinkering with new tech gadgets and learning about new technologies.

Kim Graner

Board Member

 

Vice President

The Kennel Club - LAX

 

 

Board Member since 2018

 

Professional Highlights:

Coming soon

Katie Griley

Board Member

 

VP of Sales and Operations

Griley AirFreight

 

 

Board Member since 2016

 

Professional Highlights:

Katie Griley was born and raised in Orange County, and joined the family owned Griley Airfreight team in 2009 after graduating from ASU. She worked her way up from a dispatch role to now serving as VP of Sales and Operations. Katie oversees all the sales and is the leading decision maker for operations. She is very passionate and involved in the Air Cargo Community, following her father's legacy. In her spare time she enjoys boating, drinking mimosas, traveling, water skiing, and spending time with her boyfriend and family.

Jimmy Lei

Board Member

 

District Sales Manager - Southwest

Delta Air Lines Cargo

 

Board Member since 2017

 

Professional Highlights:

Jimmy Lei joined Northwest Airlines, which later merged with Delta Air Lines, as Cargo Account Executive in Shanghai in 2001, and moved to Los Angeles shortly after. He currently serves as the District Sales Manager for the Southwest district, which includes CA, NV, AZ, NM, and TX. Prior to his career at Delta, Jimmy held various senior management positions in the logistics industry in Beijing and Shanghai. in his spare time, he enjoys reading, musicals, traveling and spending time with his wife and two children.

Kim Pham

Board Member

 

Client Business Support Manager

Aeronet Worldwide

 

Board Member since 2016

 

Professional Highlights:

Coming Soon

Bruce Roberts

Board Member

Past President

Professional Highlights:

Coming Soon

Richard Schleicher

Board Member

 

CEO

ACTS (Automated Cargo Transport Service)

 

Board Member since 1999

 

Professional Highlights:

Richard Schleicher started ACTS in 1997. He has operated a full complement of forwarding services for both air and ocean export and import. He has provided logistic consulting services for international project contractors and vendors. Richard started in the airline passenger services with Muse Air in 1981. He transferred to Air Cargo with Singapore Airlines in 1985. Richard become the LAX manager of Combined Transport Service, Inc. in 1987. He has lived in various countries around the worldand has traveled extensively. He continues to enjoy traveling with his wife and is a private pilot and enjoys flying his experimental aircraft around the USA in his pare time.

Board of Director meetings take place over lunch at different restuarant locations around the airport community. 

 

 

 

The Los Angeles Air Cargo Association Board of Directors meet on the last Thursday of every month from September through May. Meetings are conducted by the president using a formal agenda of items presented in advance by other board members, committees, or members concerns that require discussion, board approval through voting majority, and action.  Members interested in a leadership roll with the association are encouraged to volunteer to be on the board.

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Membership

Los Angeles Air Cargo Association membership form can be completed online by clicking on the link below and completing the form.  For Additional membership benefits click on the Membership advertising Rate below.

 

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Dues and Luncheon charges

 

 Los Angeles Air Cargo Association annual membership dues are $100 for Standard Membership or $250 for Corporate Membership per calendar year. Annual Membership drive starts in October for the coming new year.  The association holds our general meeting/luncheon on the 2nd Thursday of the month in March, June, September and December. The regular cost for the luncheons is $45 for members:  $55 for non-members.  The Holiday luncheon charges will be announced prior to the luncheon.

2020 Scholarship

Members who have high school seniors may be eligible for a LAACA scholarship.  Click on the Requirements tab for more info.  The qualified student will need to complete the application listed below and submit to

Scholarship@LAACA.org

The form must be received for consideration by March 31.

 

 

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