Board of Directors


Askia Shaheer

Email Address:
Telephone: (417)291-7227

Askia Shaheer is the Manager, Joann. and has been with Joann since 2022.   Prior to that I have been with Big Lots since 2002. He began in Transportation as an inbound routing coordinator, and has held positions as a domestic dispatcher, and Inbound Transportation Supervisor prior to his current role.  He currently manages domestic freight payment, freight claims, along with domestic freight forecasting. 
Askia resides in Columbus, OH with his wife Katherine and their four children.  He enjoys travelling with his family and coaching high school basketball. 


Vikki Van Vliet
Trans Audit
Email Address:
Telephone: (678) 232-2683
Vikki Van Vliet is Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Trans Audit, a major global post audit specialist. Vikki, who possesses over 18 years in the transportation and freight audit industries, joined Trans Audit and the TLC in 2010. Prior to Trans Audit, Vikki was employed by CTSI-Global as Director of Business Development, and Data2Logistics as Regional Sales Manager and Client Relationship Manager. Vikki holds a MPA and BA from the University of Central Florida, and an AA from the University of South Carolina.
Vikki has twin boys, Easton and Alden, and lives in the Raleigh, NC area. Vikki, David and their boys enjoy traveling, their families, and the beach.

Vice President

Grant Ashe
KLLM Transport Services
Email Address:
Telephone: (417) 291-7227
Grant Ashe is the Director of Sales – Logistics for KLLM Transport.     Grant has been in the Transportation Industry for 19 years.      He is following in the footsteps of his Grandfather, Don, who retired from Yellow Freight and his Father, Jerry, who retired from Landstar.    His background includes Sales at McLeod Software and Maverick Transportation.
Grant lives in Bentonville, AR with his Wife, Meghan, and their two daughters, Evelyn and Aubrey.  Grant grew up in Baxter Springs, KS and is a lifelong fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, and the Kansas Jayhawks. In his free time Grant enjoys hiking, binge watching TV shows, and bragging about his Wife and Daughters to anyone who will listen. 


Jeffrey L. Meyer
Nestle Purina Petcare Co.
Email Address:
Telephone: (314) 982-5096
Jeff Meyer is a Senior Manager Transportation at Nestle Purina PetCare Co., world headquarters in St. Louis Missouri.  Jeff has been with Nestle Purina PetCare for 23 years with 15 of those in various factory based supply chain roles.  In his current corporate role, Jeff is responsible for carrier contracting, compliance, claims, customer pick-up programs, LTL service providers, and parcel transportation.  Prior to coming on board with Nestle Purina Jeff worked for a 3PL and a cartage & linehaul carrier rounding out 35 years (245 dog years) of service in the transportation & supply chain industry.
Jeff has an interest in sports cars and participates in high-speed track days at various road-racing circuits as a driver and crew member. 

Region 1

Regional Director

Doug Frank

Email Address:
Telephone: (615) 880-4881

As the leader of Procurement North America, Doug is responsible for team of buyers who purchase a variety of commodities in support of Geodis.  Additionally, he is responsible for the back office functions in support of the transportation management business that includes Freight Audit and Payment, Continuous Improvement and Reporting, Customer Billing and Carrier Management. Doug joined Geodis in March of 2011.  Prior to joining Geodis, he spent over 20 years with Schneider National, most recently as Vice President of Logistics Shared Services where his team procured over $2 billion in transportation services annually. During his tenure at Schneider, he held numerous roles in operations, customer service and account management.

Doug served as a Captain in the United States Army. He holds a B.S. with a computer science concentration from the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. In 2007, Doug received his certification from APICS (the Association for Operations Management) as a certified supply chain professional.  Married, with three grown children, Doug and his wife Char, spend a lot of time vacationing with their children in Colorado.  Doug is also an avid Green Bay Packers fan, season ticket holder and owner.

Assistant Regional Director

Neal Wills, CCP
Kuehne + Nagel Inc.
Email Address:
Telephone: (774) 322-1031
More than twenty years of transportation industry experience with a sharp focus on LTL motor freight and the 3PL sectors of the supply chain. Born in South Carolina where I have lived all my life. An avid outdoorsman who enjoys spending time with my family, fishing, hunting, gardening, hiking, helping people, and learning.
Primary duties as Director of Carrier Relations with Kuehne + Nagel LTL eCommerce include leading interactions with partner carriers to ensure mutual success. Other responsibilities include learning carrier cultures, contract negotiations, and onboarding new partner carriers.
CCP certification in March 2018. Bachelor of Science in Management from Clemson University in Clemson, SC. MBA from Southern Wesleyan University in Central, SC. Transportation & Logistics Council member. Approved Carrier Arbitrator for the Transportation Arbitration Board (TAB). Regional Director New England Region for the CCPA. SC Notary Public.

Region 2

Regional Director

David Nordt, CCP
The Gilbert Company
Email Address:
Telephone: (732) 709-5392 x19392
Dave has over 40 years of experience in transportation management. He is currently the Director overseeing cargo claims, OS&D, loss prevention, quality control and operations. Dave is a member of New Jersey Motor Trucking Association, Eastern Regional Transportation Security Council, Transportation Arbitration Board, He also is a member of the Transportation Loss Prevention & Security Association, Transportation & Logistics Council, Inc and the American Society of Industrial Security. He served as President of the Northeastern Motor Carrier Claims & Security Conference during 2000-2004 & now the President of the Certified Claims Professional Accreditation Council, Inc 2015 – 2022. Dave is a proud Army Veteran.

Assistant Regional Director

Jessie Renner, CCP

Jarrett Logistics
Email Address:
Telephone: (330) 682-0099 

Jessie is an accomplished and respected industry expert at Jarrett Companies where she oversees the claims program in her role as a Senior Claims Analyst. Well-versed in both LTL and truckload claims, she effectively manages cargo claim disputes and processing. Additionally, she analyzes data and reports in an effort to monitor and improve operational efficiencies and loss prevention strategies. Her determination, dedication and honesty are characteristics that have laid a trustworthy foundation for her internal and external relationships. Within her seven years at Jarrett, Jessie maintains a high level of integrity and on a daily basis continues to place an emphasis on fostering positive partnerships with clients and carriers.
As the VP of Communications / ProClaim for the Certified Claims Professional Accreditation Council, Inc., Jessie extensively researches subjects and collaborates with CCPAC members to publish informative articles on relevant topics, taking care to highlight notable changes in the ever-evolving transportation industry. She has sat on the CCPAC board since 2020. Additionally, Jessie is a member of the Transportation Arbitration Board as an arbitrator for the shippers side.
When she is not focused on claims, Jessie enjoys spending time with her husband Josh and their two young children. Some of their favorite family activities are swimming, boating and fishing. She loves football and is an avid The Ohio State Buckeye fan!

Region 3

Regional Director

Daniel Bohlman
Butterball, LLC
Email Address:
Telephone: (919) 255-7934
Dan Bohlman is Director of Logistics at Butterball, LLC in Garner, NC and has been with Butterball since 2006. Dan is responsible for the sourcing of Butterball’s truckload, less than truckload (LTL) and intermodal modes of transportation. In addition, he oversees transportation operations, freight claims and freight settlement/payment processes. Dan also oversees all the warehousing at Butterball. Prior to his role at Butterball, Dan had roles in logistics project management and overseeing 3rd party (3PL) warehouses for ConAgra Foods.
Dan earned his degree in business from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He lives in the Raleigh, NC area with his wife, Courtney and their 4 children.

Assistant Regional Director

Jon Gehrts
UniPro Foodservice
Email Address:
Telephone: (770) 799-7491
Jon Gehrts is the Director of Supply Chain for UniPro Foodservice in Atlanta, GA and has been with UniPro since 1998.  Jon currently oversees the contracting and monitoring of over 400 transportation providers for UniPro and its members.  In addition to contracting, Jon develops the inbound logistics program for twelve members, is the liaison between UniPro and its transportation management software provider and is responsible for member freight managed by UniPro. 
Jon enjoys coaching his daughters in youth basketball and running fun and quirky 5Ks with his family.

Region 4

 Regional Director

Aaron Schmidt
NFI Industries
Email Address:
Telephone: (856) 470-1627
I would describe myself as a talented and driven professional with over 17 years of experience within the logistics industry.  I am currently the Branch Manager for the NFI Brokerage office in Schaumburg, IL.  Our team here is rapidly growing by cultivating opportunities with current NFI customers and new customer acquisition.  I have full P&L accountability for the IL office and responsible for leading and coaching our sales team as well as other cross functional branch leadership.

Prior to joining NFI in 2015, I spent 15 years at CH Robinson in the Chicago Central location as a Sr. Sales Executive. There, I was responsible for building a client portfolio while leading and coaching other sales people to create and develop their own book of business.   I was in part responsible for Chicago Central’s rise to over $1.5 billion in annual revenue in less than 10 years time.

I am very passionate about coaching and competing.  As a natural leader and competitor, I have a life-long love of sports.  I am an avid fan of Chicago based professional sports teams as well as area collegiate athletics.  I am an active Cross-Fit athlete and enjoy competition wherever I can find it. I am an active member of my community as a member the Knights of Columbus service organization, Special Olympics, and organized youth sports.  I currently reside in Elmhurst, IL with my wife Marcie and our four daughters (yes 4 girls, not a typo).

Assistant Regional Director


Carrie Frisbie, CCP

SEKO Logistics Corporate
Email Address:
Telephone: (800) 342-0598

Carrie Frisbie is Director of Cargo Claims for SEKO Logistics, Corporate World Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL.  SEKO Logistics is a is a global Supply Chain Solution provider specializing in transportation, logistics, forwarding and warehousing.  Her role includes reviewing of contracts, risk assessments, supervising the Cargo Claims Department, along with settlement and subrogation of cargo claims.  Prior to joining SEKO Logistics in 2014, Carrie was with Hub Group for 10 years starting in Operations and moving to Cargo Claims.  In April of 2012, she passed the CCPAC Exam becoming a Certified Claims Professional.  She was voted in as President of the CCPAC in 2022.  She also is an Arbitrator for the Transportation Arbitration Board.

Region 5

Regional Director

Chae Pak
Spectrum Brands
Email Address:
Telephone: (703) 589-4845

Chae Pak is currently the Senior Director of Transportation at Spectrum Brands, Inc.  He has over 20 years of experience in various aspects of the supply chain, including sourcing, distribution, and transportation, across various industries. He currently manages approximately $300 million in global international ocean/air operations, US domestic transportation, and freight payment. Prior to Spectrum Brands, Inc., he worked for Fortune 500 companies such as ABB, Schlumberger, and MillerCoors.

Chae served as a Logistics Readiness Officer in the United States Air Force. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado-Boulder and an MBA from Arizona State University.

Chae lives in the DFW area with his wife and two kids. When he is not driving cost savings through supply chain optimization, he enjoys snowboarding and working out at the gym.

Assistant Regional Director

Christopher W. Kitchen
Molson Coors Beverage Company
Email address:
Telephone: (303) 748-2585
Chris Kitchen is the Senior Manager for Load Control, Rates, Compliance and Claims at Molson Coors. He joined the company in 2005 and has had multiple roles within corporate transportation, also worked for several years on a company-wide ERP implementation project. He earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University.
Chris served as a Supply Corps Officer in the U.S. Navy and recently retired after 30 years of Active Duty and Reserve Service. He has two adult children, both in graduate school. Chris and his wife Nicole live in Shorewood, WI. 


Region 6

Regional Director

Darryl Gash

Email Address:
Telephone: (501) 455-6696

Darryl Gash is currrently a Logistics Manager for Dillard’s with responsiblities for Freight Payment, Cargo Claims, and Chargebacks. He has been involved in Logistics for 30 years in a wide array of capacities that range from Shipping and Receiving to Warehouse Management. Darryl holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Universtity of Cenrtal Arkansas.
Darryl lives in Cabot, Arkanasa with his wife of 25 years, DuLane. He was born and raised in Brookfield, Missouri, a small town northeast of Kansas City. His hobbies include spending time at Lake Ouachita, grilling, and rooting for favored NFL, college football, and basketball teams. 

Assistant Regional Director

Michael Carlisle
United States Cold Storage
Email Address:
Telephone: (630) 388-9524
Michael Carlisle is the Director of Logistics Operations at United States Cold Storage.  Michael has been with United States Cold Storage for 3 years and is responsible for the Cold Share Consolidation program across the United States.  The Cold Share Consolidation program at United States Cold Storage is one of the largest refrigerated and frozen consolidation program in the United States.  Michael is also responsible for carrier procurement and management within US Cold.  He has 17 years of logistics experience in both warehousing and transportation.  Michael holds a BS from Northern Illinois University.
Michael lives in Bolingbrook, Illinois with his wife (Jennifer) and two children (Mikey and Morgan).  When not working Mike enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his son’s baseball team, and golfing.  

Region 7

Regional Director

Jerrod Slaughter
Email Address:
Telephone: (971) 200-4445
Jerrod Slaughter is the Director of Global Logistics for KEEN footwear He has over 25 years of experience in transportation and logistics management, including many years at Fortune 500 companies.His background is principally in logistic procurement, vendor management, and collaborative stakeholder engagement.

Assistant Regional Director

Deena Walechka

FedEx Logisitcs
Email Address:
Telephone: (920) 593-2073

Deena Walechka is a Claims Specialist II in Risk Management at FedEx Custom Critical. In her current role, she is responsible for investigating and analyzing claims for customers in a wide array of industries including technology, pharma, and food. This is a new role for Deena, as she was recently promoted from her position as a Cargo Claims Coordinator from another division of FedEx. She is passionate about educating customers, and her new role will provide ample opportunity for her to provide valuable feedback that can generate cost savings for her customers. Throughout her time handling cargo claims, she has spent time building strong relationships and credibility with her teammates, customers, and service providers through detailed efforts to validate claims before filing them and ensuring all groups are educated on claims laws and regulations. Deena has been in the transportation industry for 19 years, and with FedEx (previously GENCO) for over 13 years. Prior to her Cargo Claims role, she held several positions within Operations. Deena lives in Northeast Wisconsin with her husband and has two adult sons. She loves traveling, and when travel is not feasible, her favorite thing to do is spend time with family. She also loves games, escape rooms and laughing.

Past President


Past President

Brandon Arnold
Intelligent Logistics, LLC
Email Address:
Telephone: (512) 238-6874
Brandon Arnold is the Vice President of Truck Brokerage for Intelligent Logistics, LLC based in Austin, TX. With over 20 years experience in all facets of transportation, Brandon has helped build his organization into an INC 5000 company for 9 of the last 10 years. His role as Vice President began in 2006 and has overseen a 400% growth in that time period. His current role provides support in the growth and expansion of a new office opening in San Antonio, TX by July 2016.
Brandon's experience in transportation includes Freight Forwarding, warehousing, trucking, brokerage, and white glove high value shipments. His memberships include CSCMP, TIA (CTB), APICS, and TIACA. This is his 1st year serving on the board and he has been a member of TLC for the past 3+ years.
An avid sports fan, husband and father of three, Brandon spends most of his free time with his family and recreationally involved in several sports. Being from Austin also means a great love of all things BBQ, great live Music the beautiful Austin outdoors.


Past President

Curtis Hart
Email Address:
Telephone: (615) 523-3663
Curtis Hart is the Director of Carrier Development at GEODIS in Brentwood, TN. Curtis has been with GEODIS since 2011 and is responsible for managing modal procurement activites and claims administration. He has held analyst, operations, compliance and purchasing roles while with GM & Schneider in support of OE Automotive Service Operations. Curtis is a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt.
Curtis lives in the Nashville, TN area with his family on their 15 acre mini-farm. When not hunting, fishing and learning about rural living, they enjoy traveling to visit family.

Past President

Nadia Martin, CCP
Blakeman Transportation
Email Address:
Telephone: (817) 626-3400
Nadia Martin is the Loss Prevention and Carrier Compliance Manager at Blakeman Transportation in Fort Worth, TX. She has been with Blakeman since 2004. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 2000 with a Bachelor's of Science degree. Nadia became a Certified Claims Professional in 2008, has attended the T&LC Annual Conferences each year since 2005 and has been on the T&LC Board of Directors since 2009.
Nadia was born and raised in Texas. Nadia also enjoys cooking, crafts, travel and driving around aimlessly to explore sights that are off the beaten track.

Past President

Reed Tepper

Parker Hannifin
Email Address:
Telephone: (216) 896-3383
Reed Tepper works for Parker Hannifin where he manages the LTL, Truckload, and Ground Expedite modes for North America. Reed graduated from the Ohio State University with a BSBA in Marketing and Transportation & Logistics., and also holds an MBA from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. His background includes employment by FedEx Supply Chain Solutions (formerly Caliber Logistics), Exel Global Logistics and Avery Dennison. He has also served on the Board of the Cleveland CSCMP Roundtable for the past 5 years including President in 2007/08

Past President

Bob Hochwarth

Volvo Logistics North America
Email Address:
Telephone: (336) 393-4718

Bob Hochwarth is Director, Product Development for Volvo Logistics Corporation in North America, a leading international third party logistics provider and business unit within the Volvo Group companies supporting the automotive and aviation industries. In this role, he directs and oversees the design and implementation of supply chain and logistics solutions comprising international and domestic transportation management, distribution, warehousing, supplier sourcing, lean logistics and IS/IT systems.

Past President

Rob Strouse
Wooster Brush Company
Email Address:
Telephone: (330) 264-4440
Rob Strouse is the Transportation Shipping & Receiving Logistics Manager for the Wooster Brush Company and is responsible for transportation of all Wooster Brush locations. He holds a B.A. Degree in Business Management/Industrial Arts from Wilmington College, and has also completed additional studies in Advance Traffic Management Techniques at Wright State University. Rob has been active in the Council since 1989 and has served as a Director and Vice President. He is a Past President of the International Management Council and enjoys coaching football and baseball, motorcycle riding, jet sking and boating.

Past President

Dan Bolzenious

Sysco Corporation
Email Address:
Telephone: (281) 584-2521

Dan is the Manager of Supply Chain Services at Sysco Corporation. His responsibilities are indentify suppliers delivery costs to Sysco and negotiate improved supply chain solutions. He holds a B.A. ub Science Business Administration Production and Operations from Ohio State University. 
Dan enjoys jogging, swimming and reading.

Past President

Steve Broussard + Retired
Steve Broussard is the Vice President of Paul L. Broussard & Associates, a transportation consulting company in Houston, TX .  Steve is a native Texan, who began his transportation and logistics career in high school working for Robertson Tank Lines. He holds a BBA in Marketing from Texas A&M University, and also attended Houston Community College in preparation for his ICC Practitioner’s license, which he received in 1976.
Before co-founding Paul L. Broussard & Associates in 1978, Steve worked with Gulf Coast Express, and was Traffic Manager for The Kroger Co.  He is a TIA Certified Transportation Broker and a Certified Member of the American Society of Transportation Practitioners.  Steve is also member of a number of transportation and logistics organizations, holding key leadership positions in many of them, including the National Industrial Transportation League, Transportation & Logistics Council, International Transportation Management Association, Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity, Energy Traffic Association, and Southwest Association of Rail Shippers.  He has authored numerous articles for trade publications and was the recipient of the Transportation Man of the Year award by the Transportation Club of Houston, T&LC’s President’s Award and Delta Nu Alpha Chapter 36, Alphian of the Year award. 


Past President

Ron Williams - Retired

Ron Williams was Vice President of Williams & Associates, Inc., and was known in the industry as a high quality provider of Freight Bill Payment and Audit Services.  Ron graduated from Winona State University and is active in many organizations.  He is a past-president of the Twin City Transportation Club, the Transportation Club of Minneapolis and the Transportation & Logistics Council 1999-2000 and still serves on the Board of Directors.

Ron lives in Bloomington and is married to wife Diana and has two children.  His interests include ice-fishing in the winter, and in the summer he is busy coaching traveling baseball for his son’s team (or running to his daughter’s traveling fast pitch softball games in which his wife Diana is also a coach).  In his free time he is a hobby beekeeper who manages six colonies of bees.