The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), which represents the nation's freight brokers, said today it has named Laurie Denham, a former top executive at the supply chain management trade group APICS, to the newly created post of vice president of education.
"Laurie brings her expertise to TIA having expanded education certifications and offerings throughout the global supply chain," Robert Voltmann, TIA's president and CEO, said in a statement. "We view her appointment as a sign of our commitment to being the leading global third-party logistics association.
Denham had been APICS' senior director of logistics and supply chain academic relations. She oversaw the 2015 merger of APICS and the American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L), where she worked for 13 years.
Separately, the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association (CLDA), which represents expedited carriers in North America, has named Shawn Swearingen as executive director. Swearingen succeeds Bob DeCaprio, who retired after nearly 20 years at the group.
Swearingen was previously CLDA's director of government affairs. Before joining the association he was state policy manager for the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA).
CLDA President John Benko cited DeCaprio's leadership of the organization during a period of intense change, including the advent of e-commerce, which has profoundly affected the express courier business. "(DeCaprio) has done a tremendous job navigating the association through the evolution of this industry during his tenure," Benko said. "We are confident in Shawn's ability to keep that momentum going."
CLDA, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2017, serves more than 300 member companies.