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Dear CLDA Members,
I am very excited to be leading such an important professional association, one that I have been a proud member of since 1998. I look forward to collaborating with you to leverage new opportunities, increase membership value and champion growth for our industry.
I’ve been actively volunteering with the CLDA for 12 years in many different roles, including chairing the vendor committee, membership committee and conference committee and most recently serving as the first vice president. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to talk with many members, vendors, shippers and other stakeholders, and our conversations have increased my enthusiasm for the logistics profession and the value it brings to companies all over the world.
Between COVID-19, hurricanes and everything else 2020 has brought, I still feel like I’m getting settled in as president, but I want to share my thoughts about the future of the CLDA.
As a professional association, we often think primarily of members in the final mile space. However, there are so many more people, companies and groups that are important parts of the transportation community. The CLDA is comprised of companies that are in the first, middle and final mile that are all great members or prospective members of the CLDA. We have vendors and strategic partners who support our standards and best practices. We work with other professional associations on initiatives like government affairs, providing opportunities to share ideas, knowledge and initiatives to enrich all of our stakeholders. I want to continue strengthening these relationships and, through them, increase the value to our members.
As I see it, we have three main goals: (1) supporting the professional development of our members through education; (2) affecting our destiny through our involvement with government agencies; (3) building networks within the different facets of our industry to build a more global association.
Our Board of directors is really enthusiastic about some of our most recent initiatives, and I want to share a few of them with you.
As members of the CLDA, we have so many great people that make up our organization and so many opportunities. I want to engage you and want us to work collaboratively to grow the association and grow the awareness of the value of our work. I encourage you to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your thoughts on the future of the CLDA.
Members of our board of directors are driven professionals that want to ensure the value of your membership, but we need your participation. We need your assistance on our committees, and we want to hear from you and learn what you want from your membership in OUR association.
With the challenges facing our industry, our world and our nation right now, we need a strong association more than ever. Together we can work to ensure that the CLDA is one of the tools you need in your toolbox to drive your personal and business success.
I am so fortunate that you have allowed me to lead you through these times, and I look forward to our bright future!
President, Customized Logistics and Delivery Association
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 14, 2020 – The CLDA Executive Leadership Conference on Sept. 23 and 24 will offer supply chain executives a hands-on opportunity to build their strategic survival skills. The annual interactive conference will take place this year virtually. It is designed to offer skills development to c-suite executives, young professionals and managers in the leadership pipeline.
It will feature workshops led by supply chain industry guru James A. Tompkins, Ph.D., Chairman, Tompkins International and former FedEx executive Dr. Djoly Souffrant, now President of Djoly Souffrant, LLC. Also presenting will be business coaches Wes Gipe, Principal of Verity, LLC and Lance Tyson, President and CEO of the Tyson Group.
The first day of the conference, Thursday, Sept. 23 will kick off at 10:00 a.m. with a welcome from Steve Howard, CLDA President and an introduction of the conference facilitator Ed Eppley. Interactive sessions will include:
The day will end at 2:45 p.m. with participants getting the chance to network at a virtual happy hour from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
The second day, Friday, Sept. 24, will kick off at 10:00 a.m. with a recap of Thursday’s ideas. Interactive sessions will include:
The conference will conclude with a wrap-up at 2:00 p.m.
A complete agenda is available here and background on the speakers is here. Follow the conference on twitter at #CLDAELS20.
Sessions will be live and offer participants the opportunity to take active parts in the workshops including individual break-out rooms so participants can practice the skills they learn in the sessions.
Registration is still available and is open to all in the industry with a discount for CLDA members. Non-members who register for the conference will receive membership to CLDA for the remainder of 2020 and all of 2021 at no additional cost.
About the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association
The Customized Logistics and Delivery Association (CLDA) is a non-profit professional association that is the voice of the time-critical logistics, delivery and express air cargo logistics industries. The association serves the needs of its 3,500 essential service members who are logistics professionals, carriers, shippers, drivers, air cargo logistics providers, 3 PLs and vendors servicing today’s supply chain companies. Since 1987, CLDA has provided business opportunities, advocacy and education.
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