Members Welcome Letter













Welcome members to the Los Angeles Air Cargo Association


We are excited and pleased to have you join us for what will be a fun and exciting 55th year celebration for our association.  Our standard membership includes reduced member rates to our luncheons and events, as well as a listing in our annual membership directory published in the spring.  Our corporate membership in addition, includes a listing of name and title for 4 of your employees in our directory and visibility of your company logo at all LAACA events, website and correspondence.

Graduating High School seniors of active members are also eligible for one of the LAACA Scholarships that are awarded each year.  Stay tuned for more exciting scholarship information soon!

Our annual events include not only our luncheons featuring diverse informed speakers from the trade industry but fun networking opportunities that make membership in LAACA so valuable.  Our distinctive speaker’s series draws record attendance, look for our email announcements for speakers in March, June and September.  In May, we host our annual Air Cargo Day trade show which showcases many of our members’ services.  The Annual Dodger night is in the summer, let's hope our Boys in Blue have another winning season, the bus ride to the stadium is almost as much fun as the game, so be sure to join us for this spirited hometown event.  In the fall, we host our annual LAACA Golf outing, this event sells out quickly so remember to book early this year.  We cap off each year with our much-anticipated Annual Holiday Luncheon, toasting in the holiday season while supporting an important charity, such as the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. 

Our featured speakers, lively social mixers, golfing event, and trade show all serve to bring members and friends together for topics that keep us informed, coupled with fun stimulating social events.

Thank you for your continued support of the Los Angeles Air Cargo Association, your membership and participation in our organization is greatly appreciated.  We look forward to seeing you at all our events!



Membership Committee

Andrea Lanouette, Avalon Risk Management (Chair)

Victoria Carothers, Citibank

Andy Catania, South Bay Credit Union

Sherri Dunlap, HPL Apollo LLC

Kim Pham, Aeronet Worldwide



Our Members

Contact information for our members and corporate sponsors can be accessed on the web site by any member. Send a password request to and a password will be sent to you to access by clicking on "Members Contacts" button above on this page.  The contact information is also available in our yearly published directory.  All members receive a copy of this directory.  To protect our members and sponsors from unwanted spam, we do not publish contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses on this web site.


2020 Membership list
List of active members. This list is updated throughout the year as new members join. If your company is not listed, please contact any of the board members of the LAACA or click on the Membership Application tab to join. If you are involved with Air freight, you are a valuable asset to the Air Cargo community and the LAACA is the best way to expose your company to new and existing business opportunities. You too, can become part of the growing list of companies who value and support the air cargo industry in the LAX region! Register now!
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LAACA Membership Options
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2020 Membership Form
Open this file and complete the information for new membership or renewal of membership. Send completed form with payment to the address on the form or you may register online by clicking on the link below.
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Join or Re-new your membership for 2020 today!


Membership renewal is now open and we would be pleased to have you join us for what will be a fun and exciting year for our association.  Membership includes reduced member rates to our luncheons and events, as well as a listing in our annual membership directory published early next spring.  Corporate membership also includes a listing of name and title for 4 of your employees in our directory and visibility of your company logo at all LAACA events.  Members are also eligible to apply for the LAACA Scholarships to be awarded to their graduating high school seniors. This year’s events included not only our quarterly luncheons featuring industry related speakers who are making a difference for Los Angeles Air Cargo, but fun networking mixer opportunities. Our 29th annual LAACA Golf outing was another sold out event. So remember to book early in 2020 for this years event. The 6th Annual Dodger night was as much fun on the bus ride to the game as at the stadium. Our annual Air Cargo Day mini-trade show showcased many of our members’ services and saw record attendance.  This new year promises to be even better.  Booth registration is discounted to member companies.  Our Social Mixers are planned on the months that we do not have a luncheon.  Thank you for your continued support of the Los Angeles Air Cargo Association, and we look forward to seeing you at all our 2020 events.

Click on the Online Membership Registration link on the left side of this page to join or renew.


Los Angeles Air Cargo Association

Membership Committee

  • Andrea Lanouette, Avalon Risk Management (Chair)
  • Sherri Dunlap, Scott Management Company
  • Victoria Carothers,  City National Bank
  • Scott Ryan Allman, Customs Broker



LAACA College Scholarship Requirements
Any member's dependent child may apply for a one time scholarship as per the requirements addressed in this document. The following Scholarship Application must be completed to be considered.
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College Scholarship Application Form
Members who have children who are high school seniors interested in further education, may apply. Only those individuals who meet the qualifications and complete this application will be considered.
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2020 Officers, Board of Directors, and Committees
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Board Member Profiles

David Gibson

Vice President International Freight,

Aeronet Worldwide


LAACA Chairman of the board

Board Member since 2008   

Past President (2017-2019)     






Professional Highlights:

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

Station Manager - LAX,

Transgroup Global Logistics


LAACA President 2019-2020

Board Member since 2013


Committees:  Scholarship Committee    



Professional Highlights:

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

Regional Cargo Sales Manager,

Alaska Airlines


LAACA President Elect

Board Member since 2017


Committees  Air Cargo Day Committee    Website Committee   Christmas Committee   Industry Affairs




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. 



Andrea Lanouette

Regional Vice President,

Avalon Risk Management


LAACA  1st Vice President

Board Member since 2013


Committees:    Marketing Committee      Membership Committee




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.



Scott Allman


Scott Ryan Allman, Customs Broker


LAACA  2nd Vice President

Board Member since 2013


Committees:  Directory Committee    Membership Committee




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.



Sherri Dunlap

Office Manager / Human Resource,

HPL Apollo LLC 


LAACA  Treasurer

Board Member since 2005


Committees:  Air Cargo Day Committee          Golf Committee

                    Christmas Committee               Membership Committee

                    Directory Committee               Mixers Committee


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

National Business Development,

Tax Airfreight


LAACA   Secretary

Board Member since 2016


Committees:  Air Cargo Day Committee            Mixer Committee





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

VP Business Development,

Weber Logistics


LAACA  Sergeant at Arms

Board Member since 1999

Past President and Chairman of the Board


Committees:  Air Cargo Day Committee      Election Committee

                    Christmas Committee           Golf Committee


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.



Amy Grat




Board Member since 2011

Past President 2015-16







Professional Highlights:



Harvey Beesen

Executive Vice President,



Board Member since 2001      Past President 


Committees:       Golf Committee   



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.



Giulio Battaglini

Managing Director, Logistics,

TransPak Inc.


Board Member since 2000           Past President 


Committees:  Mixer Committee   




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 both a Sales and Operations Vice President and Managing Director. In addition to growing the logistics division within TransPak, Giulio also helps with his family winery in Sonoma County.



Kim Pham

International Logistics Manager,

SST International, Inc.


Board Member since 2016


Committees:  Mixer Committee





Professional Highlights:

Kim Pham has been in the Freight Forwarding service for over 20 years. She joined SST International, Inc. in August 2007 as the International Logistics Manager. Her duties include air and ocean import and export as well as brokerage services. She has the fun job of building relationships with airlines, ocean carriers, truckers, and customers on a day to day basis. Not only negotiating rates but she liaison for Homeland Security to include CTPAT and TSA. Prior to working at SST, Kim worked with Wilson Logistics Inc. & Phoenix International in the Air Export Department. Kim has 3 girls who keeps her very busy. Therefore, in her spare time she enjoys the finer things in life like eating and sleeping.



Katie Griley

VP of Sales and Operations, 

Griley Airfreight


Board Member since 2016


Committees:    Industry Affairs     Marketing Committee     Social Media Committee


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.



Stephanie Veracruz

Client Relations and Marketing,

Jet Airways of the U.S., Inc.


Board Member since 2014


Committees:   Scholarship Committee      Mixer Committee

                     Christmas Committee




Professional Highlights:

Stephanie Veracruz joined Jet Airways in 2010. She is extremely involved in many divisions of Jet Airways locally, as well as nationwide. Prior to joining the Client Relations and marketing team for Jet Airways, she worked in the accounting department for several years. Prior to Jet Airways Stephanie worked as a pre-school teacher, as well as a lead instructor for school aged child involved in teh before and after school programs offered through the Torrance Unified School District. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, running marathons, traveling, and spending time with her family.



Alex Adams

Director of Sales,

Forward Air, Inc.


Board Member since 2017


Committees   Golf Committee




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.



Jimmy Lei

District Sales Manager - Southwest,

Delta Air Lines Cargo


Board Member since 2017


Committees    Industry Affairs Committee           




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.



Victoria Carothers

Relationship Manager,

Citi Commercial Bank


Board Member since 2017


Committees   Mixer Committee   Membership Committee           




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.




John B. Harris

Development Manager



Board Member since 2019


Committees:  Golf






Professional Highlights


John joined EXP's advancement Department in the position of Development Manager. In his new role, John is helping EXP to develop corporate 

partnerships and expand their reach to new industry sector partners.

John brings to EXP more than 25 years of experience in healthcare, government and pro bono work with non-profits.  John earned his BA in History from the University of the District of Columbia.




Scott Tatro

Airport Environmental Manager II



Board Member since 2017


Committees: LAX Industry Affairs






Professional Highlights:

Scott has been with LAWA since 1994, and spend most of his LAWA career managing environmental programs, including the noise management programs, the LAX sound insulation grant program, and the sustainability program. Since the summer of 2017, he is responsible for outreach efforts related to cargo and trade issues for LAWA. Scott is on the Board of the Los Angeles Regional Export Council Board (LARExC), which promotes and facilitates global trade and investment in the region. He is also a member of the 2018 World Trade Week (WTW) Committee, which dedicates itself to educating the public on the importance and benefits of global trade on the local and national economy through a series of educational programs and events, and hosts the largest WTW event in the US annually in May.




Kimberly Grainer


The Kennel Club LAX


Board Member since 2017


Committees: Mixers, Marketing






Professional Highlights:

Kim has been the VP of Operations for her family owned business at LAX for 2 years.  Her company offers a pet boarding facility and handles pet services for passengers that are traveling and need a place to pamper their pets while they are away.  The Kennel Club LAX also arranges air transport services for relocation of pets.



Andy Catania


Business Development Officer

South Bay Credit Union


Board Member since 2019







Professional Highlights:

Andy Catania joined the credit union industry in 2006 working for Japan Airlines Federal Credit Union.  Currently he is a Business Development Officer for South Bay Credit Union serving companies and employees of LAX and the South Bay community. He is passionate about helping people build a strong financial foundation to 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. In his free time, he enjoys cooking and grilling Argentinean style asados for his family and friends.



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Links to helpful tools


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.


2020 Membership Application
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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,  and December. The regular cost for the luncheons is $55 for members:  $65 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

The form must be received for consideration by March 31.



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