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Dec/Jan 2012: People

Dec/Jan 2012: People

By Hpanchal on December 8, 2011


The Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver has elected James Benz and Gary Long to its board of directors. Benz currently serves as chief operating officer of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. while Long is president and CEO of OmniTrax Inc., where he has overall responsibility for OmniTrax and the companies under its management. Both men will serve three-year terms.

The National Association of Freight & Logistics recently named 10 logistics professionals to its board of directors. The elected officers include: Freight Systems CEO David Phillips as president; Kevin Ennis, vice president of business development at dnata, as vice president; Nadia Abdul Aziz, director/partner at UNASCO, as secretary general; and Al Rais Cargo Agencies Finance Controller Suman Chakrabarti as treasurer.


The Messenger Courier Association of America has hired Shawn Swearingen as government affairs director. Swearingen, who most recently served as state policy manager for a national healthcare association, brings to the position extensive experience in government relations. In his new position with MCAA, he supports the association’s local chapters on state-level issues, advises members of the national organization on upcoming legislation that could impact their businesses and helps draft legislation that will encourage the free flow of goods throughout the U.S. and abroad.



Boeing has announced that James Bell will retire from his position as executive vice president, corporate president and CFO on April 1. Greg Smith, corporate controller and finance vice president, has been elected by Boeing’s board of directors to succeed Bell as executive vice president and CFO, effective February 1; the two will work together over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition. Diana Sands, current vice president of investor relations and financial planning and analysis, will replace Smith as corporate controller.


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