Our Members

MEMBER TESTIMONY

 

I moved to Los Angeles three years ago from San Francisco to take over as the air freight manager for Shipco Transport.  Unsure what our future would hold for us my family packed our bags and moved down. Outside of the people that worked for Shipco I had no friends or family down here to hang out with, that was until the first Los Angeles Air Cargo Day held in 2016! I took the initiative and rented a booth, and it was probably one of the best decisions I have made since moving down here! I met so many people that day and I even won a pair of tickets on Air Canada! The events are great and I try to make as many of them as I can (we all know how hard it can be to get away from the desk sometimes!). To me the LAACA helps likeminded individuals, logistic professionals get together in an informal setting and discuss the industry if you choose or help forge meaningful relationships with people you email or talk to on the phone every day. I truly hope more and more people come out to the events, it only makes the experience that much better! Oh and hey the people running the LAACA aren’t so bad either ;)

 Maruf Alikhan,  Air Freight Manager

Shipco Airfreight Inc. (Div. of Shipco Transport Inc) LAX Office

 

 

2017-2018 Officers, Board of Directors, and Committees
This file contains the list of the new officers and board of directors for your Los Angeles Air Cargo Association.
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2017 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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Contact information for our members and corporate sponsors is available to any member by sending an e-mail request to info@laaca.org or is 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  To protect our members and sponsors from unwanted spam, we do not publish contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses on this web site.

 

2018 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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LAACA Membership Options
Additional Membership benefit packages are available and may be applied for by clicking on this link.
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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.
2017 LAACA Scholarship form.docx
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Join or Re-new your membership for 2018 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 27th annual LAACA Golf outing was another sold out event. So remember to book early in 2018 for this years event. The 4rd 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 2018 events.

 

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

                                          

 

Board Member Profiles

David Gibson

Vice President International Freight,

Aeronet Worldwide

 

Board Member since 2008

 

President

 


 

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.

 

 

Amy Grat

CEO,

International Trade Education Programs, Inc. (ITEP)

 

Board Member since 2010

 

Chairman of the Board

Past President

 

Professional Highlights:

Amy Grat joined ITEP in 2010 and is responsible for ensuring ongoing sustainability of the organization and effective implementation of its mission, which is delivered through twenty staff and almost 400 voluteers from industry, education and the public sector. ITEP introduces high school students to diverse career opportunities in high wage, high growth industry sectors, with particular emphasis on careers in global trade, transportation and logistics. Previously, Amy served as Vice President of Investor Relations for the Los Angeles Couty Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), where she was responsible for driving revenue and cultivating the organization's relationships with Southern California business community. Amy has also held positions in higher education and nonprofit sectors. Amy holds an MBA from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business, an MA in International Affairs from The George Washington University, and a BA in English from San Diego State Univeristy.

 

 

Jim Stone

VP Business Development,

Weber Logistics

 

Board Member since 1999

 

Sergeant at Arms

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.

 

 

Harvey Beesen

Executive Vice President,

JLL

 

Board Member since 2001

 

Past President and Chairman of the Board

 

 

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 and Chairman of the Board

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Andrea Lanouette

Regional Vice President,

Avalon Risk Management

 

Board Member since 2013

     

1st Vice President

 

 

 

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

Owner,

Scott Ryan Allman, Customs Broker

 

Board Member since 2013

     

2nd Vice President

 

 

 

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,

Scott Management Company

 

Board Member since 2005

 

Treasurer

 

 

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

 

Board Member since 2016

 

Secretary

 

 

 

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!

 

 

Peter Landon

Station Manager - LAX,

Transgroup Global Logistics

 

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. 

 

 

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.

 

 

Tanner Holland

International Operations Manager,

Epic Freight Solutions

 

                                           Board Member since 2016

     

                                          

 

Committees

Golf Committee

 

Professional Highlights:

Tanner Holland joined Epic Freight Solutions in 2014. He currently serves as the International Operations Manager. Prior to his current role, he has had positions in Domestic Operations and Sales. In his spare time, he enjoys attending sporting events, golfing, and cheering on his Arizona State Sun Devils.

 

 

Katie Griley

VP of Sales and Operations, 

Griley Airfreight

 

Board Member since 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Committees

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.

 

 

Brooke Roberts

Cargo Sales Manager, 

Air New Zealand

 

Board Member since 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Committees

Marketing Committee                         Social Media Committee

 

Professional Highlights:

Brooke Roberts is the Cargo Sales Manager for Air New Zealand Cargo and a board member for the Los Angeles Air Cargo Association. She is originally from Atlanta, Georgia where she started her career in Air Cargo in 2011, and looking to expand her career, relocated to Los Angeles in 2013. Her current role at Air New Zealand is focused on selling a premium service offering for exports to New Zealand, Australia, and Europe. Away from air cargo, Brooke lives in the South Bay near the beach where she spends a lot of her free time. If she's not at the beach or riding her bike on the strand, you can find her traveling back and forth to Atlanta to spend time with her family or taking road trips to National Parks to hike.

 

 

Richard Schleicher

CEO,

ACTS (Automated Cargo Transport Service)

 

Board Member since 1999

 

 

 

 

Committees

Event Photographer                   Website Committee

Marketing Committee

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Michael Yu

Regional Cargo Sales Manager,

Alaska Airlines

 

Board Member since 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Committees

Air Cargo Day Committee            Website Committee

Christmas Committee

 

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. 

 

 

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

Air Cargo Committee                    Government 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

Senior Business Relationship Manager,

JPMorgan Chase 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.

 

 

 

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or send us an e-mail to info@LAACA.org

Links to helpful tools

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.

 

2018 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, 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.

2017 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

 

LAACA Scholarship Requirements
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Scholarship Application form
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