CLDA committees are the movers and shakers that formulate the tactics to realize our strategic goals. Their innovation, expertise – and an invaluable amount of effort – move both CLDA and the logistics and delivery industry forward.
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Tom Jowers, Chair
The Convention Committee aims to produce a superior annual meeting at an affordable price and at an attractive location. The committee’s goal is to educate members and allow them to network and learn from others in the industry. The committee will strive to create a strong value proposition, where attendees feel the event was worth more than their investment and provides enhanced value that they will return each year.
Thomas Jowers, Chair
The mission of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee is to build a diverse and inclusive community by enhancing diversity, equality and inclusion within our foundation of existing members and to develop a new pipeline to attract a continuous stream of diverse members.
Jason Burns, Co-Chair
Kelly Piard, Co-Chair
CLDA’s new Education Committee will support our members and the industry by creating, maintaining and promoting education, resource and training sessions and associated materials.
Tim Cocchia, Chair
The Executive Leadership Summit Committee is responsible for putting together the ELS event, a skills development boot camp designed to offer practical working knowledge to c-suite executives, young professionals and managers in the leadership pipeline. This is a working group and highly interactive and participation based. The ELS committee hopes to attract executives and future leaders from final mile industry organizations, vendors and shippers to share insights, learn from one another, and further engage with the industry.
Mark Cossack, Co-Chair
Errol Cvern, Co-Chair
Keith Kirk, Co-Chair
Kelly Picard, Co-Chair
The Government Affairs Committee serves as the voice of CLDA on Capitol Hill, in the 50 state capitals, and within regulatory agencies to advance the interests of the same day expedited delivery industry. This committee proactively takes action on a wide variety of issues. CLDA members interested in politics or who have detailed knowledge of CLDA issues are encouraged to get involved with our many government affairs initiatives. The CLDA Government Affairs Committee meets regularly to discuss issues and determine the appropriate strategy for the industry.
Troy Cahill, Chair
Mark Cossack, Steering Chair
The Marketing/Public Relations Committee aims to promote and market the CLDA to outside organizations and members through the CLDA Magazine, website, social media, and other marketing channels.
Tim Cocchia, Chair
The Member Benefits Program Committee provides additional membership value by creating opportunities for substantial savings on products and services that members, member’s staff, contractors and families utilize. The Member Benefits Committee meets regularly to discuss and strategize bringing discounts and savings to the CLDA membership. These partnerships also drive additional revenues to the CLDA.
Joel Pinsky, Chair
The Membership Committee works with the CLDA staff to develop membership tracking metrics and strategies for member company growth and to increase renewal/retention.
Charlie Wolfe, Chair
Chris Kane, Driver Chair
The Shipper Committee specifically recruits the shipping community to join the over 600 last mile transportation providers who are current members in order to:
- Collaborate on continued improvement of efficiency, security and cost containment of the supply chain.
- Increase awareness of technology, insurance and general industry trends.
- Provide networking opportunities
- Generate joint positions and coordinate responses to regulations and legislation that might impact the last mile.
Tom Jowers, Chair